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Old 14-05-2012, 15:35   #1
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Clearing up Scratched RayMarine Displays

The "vintage" RayMarine log and depth gauges on my new-to-me boat are both scratched. So much so the knot log is almost unreadable.

I have seen several threads about using MacGuiers products on lexan windows. Does anyone know if the same products that fix issues on lexan will also work on the screens of RayMarine instruments?

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The "vintage" RayMarine log and depth gauges on my new-to-me boat are both scratched. So much so the knot log is almost unreadable.

I have seen several threads about using MacGuiers products on lexan windows. Does anyone know if the same products that fix issues on lexan will also work on the screens of RayMarine instruments?

Thanks

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It is far more common to see the RM displays turn black (burn in) - cant be fixed.

For scratching I personally would get a plexiglass repair kit from an aviation supply house like Sporty's Pilot Shop. These kits have the coumpounds and sand paper/polishing paper. Depending on depth of scratches one starts with about 400/600 grit and works up to like 1600 grit. I have used successfully on airplane canopies and might be worth a shot. Need tots of patience to do a good job and dont be freaked out as the interim grades look like you really messed it up...
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Old 15-05-2012, 10:39   #3
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Re: Clearing up Scratched RayMarine Displays

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The "vintage" RayMarine log and depth gauges on my new-to-me boat are both scratched. So much so the knot log is almost unreadable.
This thread on another forum mentions Novus products for polishing plastics. There is the caveat that in some cases you are removing an anti-glare coating, but there are stick-on anti-glare films available to remedy that.

For light scratching, I've used toothpaste. This is a trick we've used to buff out small scratches on CDs.
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Re: Clearing up Scratched RayMarine Displays

Snore if it is a hard plastic, Novus for sure. A dremel or other tool with a polishing pad beats all hell out of trying to do it by hand. If it is a "vinyl" type plastic or touch-response of any kind? The problem gets more complicated. Although Flitz claims their polish works on Strataglass and other soft "window" products.
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