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Old 11-12-2017, 09:28 AM
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The plastic for the dash is supposed to be clear. It has become yellow, and opaque. Does anyone have cleaning/clearing ideas?

I'm leaning towards cutting some plexi and fitting it in the dash. Got to have glass over the gauge cluster...
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Old 11-12-2017, 09:47 AM
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So awesome...

Kurt you might try some of the tricks for restoring headlights. Like toothpaste, wax, one of those scrubbies you put into a drill? It would still be yellow, but I bet you could see through it again.
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Old 11-14-2017, 01:38 AM
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Well, web tricks clearing plastic kind of - barely worked...Still a lot of fog, and cleared a tiny bit...

I tried tooth paste, polish, Bug spray (with deet), the cleaning "eraser"....

On the plus side...I did pick up the new 40 bezel I had Jeff Zepp 3D print to replace the other bezel that didn't match mine....Pictures of this will come later...

I'll do the plexi thing...
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Old 11-14-2017, 08:27 AM
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some folks have had luck removing the yellow from plastic with hydrogen peroxide paste from hair salons. look up computer restorations. I dig the project, what a neat ride!
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I think you'll have to use one of those headlight restoration kits. You need to grind the oxidation off and then polish. Cutting a new sheet would be easier.
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Old 11-14-2017, 09:51 PM
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Opened up the gear boxes and inspected / greased. Removed the wire loom. The rear tires have water in them...Can't really tell how that much got in there, and can't find on line if maybe it's supposed to be there for weight and traction...
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Is that a Jeep transmission? ;-). I think the rear tires are not supposed to have water inside, but likely it just accumulated there from being outside.
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Jeep transmission......Funny stuff there Steve! I agree with you, I plan on drilling a small hole in the plastic to get the water out, then will weld the plastic shut again to prevent water from a quick re-entry.
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Got a little plastic work done. I tried to get some of the dog chew minimized, to make it a little better looking. The end by the top of the bull bar were pretty hammered. I started by cutting off the end pieces, and then filed them down to look as if that was the original design. Filled in some of the deep chew marks with some plastic putty filler. That stuff hardens in about 5 minutes, and can be sanded and filed in about an hour. The smaller scratches are minimized by hot air from a heat gun. That makes the oxidation on the plastic go away as the surface gets soft and the top layer melts. Drilled some 1/8" holes in the rear tires and let the water out.
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Picture of the glove box cover chewed, and after filler, sanding and paint.

Painted the rims...

Tub, and body parts went to painters...
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