How to remove scratches from plastic?
If on a surface made of plastic,there were scratches, it is necessary to take the necessary measures to remove them. If the damage is of a shallow depth, then you can try to get rid of them yourself. But if they are deep and you do not have such experience, then the help of professionals will be required.
Next, consider several options, how to remove scratches from plastic quickly and efficiently. Let's talk about the three most commonly used methods.
It is necessary to prepare such materials and adaptations: abrasive paste, grinder, sandpaper, specially designed for plastic primer (usually sold as a spray), water, clean rags and varnish. To clean the surface of greasy spots you need acetone.
If possible, the damaged part,which you are going to restore, remove from the product. This should be done in order to facilitate the process of cleaning from debris. Then rinse it. If paint has been applied from above, remove it with a grinding machine or sandpaper. Handle scratches on the plastic so that the surface remains flat. After that, the surface should be treated with acetone. Use other means, but they should not dissolve the surface.
The process of priming the surface of the product does not takea lot of time. Shake the canister several times and squirt it aside to clean the canal. Apply two or three layers, but not immediately, allow each layer to dry separately.
After drying the primer, grind the surfacevery fine sandpaper. At this stage, you can assume that the preparation of the product is complete and you can start painting. Apply first the first coat of paint, then the second. Do not allow leaks. The color should not differ from that already applied to the product.
Using an abrasive paste and a gas burner
Remove the damaged part, rinse and degrease, clean it well of dust or dirt. Remove scratches from the plastic carefully, as the result affects the appearance.
After cleaning, grind the surface, use sandpaper or a grinding machine, do not leave any burrs or scratches. Surface treated with acetone or a solvent.
Adjust the temperature to 300 degrees onslowly warm the surface of the plastic. Warming should be done until you see that the plastic has begun to melt slightly. In this way, you can remove a scratch, but do not overheat. Surface be cleaned and sanded. Paint the detail in two layers, do not allow the appearance of streaks.
Using special pencils
Nothing is easier and safer, how to remove scratcheswith plastic with a special pencil. The pencil works in the same way as the polish. Scratch fill with active substance, then the scratch stiffens. In this way, a special pencil for grouting hides a scratch.
When getting rid of scratches on the plastic, observesafety precautions. Wear gloves and goggles. The room should be well ventilated to eliminate vapors of acetone or other solvent. When working with a gas burner or a building hair dryer, you should be very careful and attentive not to burn yourself.