Removing fine scratches on tt dustcover

Does anyone know of a way to remove the super fine scratches, that accumulate over the years, on your tt dustcover? Can you make it look like glass, or is that a little too picky?
Go to a motorcycle shop and buy some Novus Plastic polish(they use it to polish plastic wind screens). Use a very soft non abrasive cloth and buff the hell out of it. You will be suprised. Get the Novus No.2 it is a finer polish than the No.1 which more of a rea; scratch remover it is better to start with the fine stuff and polish more.
im not sure what your budget is, but I have had Tap Plastics fabricate a Michell Gyrodec Cover $135 and a Well Tempered Cover ($85) fairly easily, you will never restore an old TT cover to look new
Well I haven't tried this on a dust cover, but it works for airplane windows. Micro-Mesh cushioned abrasives. They come in sample packs with grit as fine as 12000 for hand rubbing and velcro backed pads for random orbital sanders to 3000 I think. You can get a finish like glass, but it's a lot of rubbing if you have to start below 1000. I got mine from a Woodcraft store, but I think they no longer carry them. I did a quick search and found a web site with individual sheets, so it's still available somewhere.

My guess would be you need most of the grades above 3000 unless your cover is badly scratched. Do a test on a piece of acrylic before you go after your dust cover because you may not want to go through the effort once you get started.

You can also get the same results with liquid polishes and a buffing wheel once you get close to smooth with a lot less elbow grease.

Good luck and let me know how it turns out.
Like Maxgain mentioned, i've heard of folks using Novus for stuff like that. I think that Rat Shack even used to sell some of their product line way back when. Sean
Auto supply stores should carry "Mothers" plastic and vinyl polish. My dustcover is nearly 30 years old and looks brand new. This stuff doesn't take much time to apply and buff. The cost is approximately $5 for a lifetime supply.
check for a local plastics fabricating shop. i took a cover to one in my area. they buffed it to perfection. kurt
All of the suggestions above will achieve good results, although some will require more "elbow grease" than others. Adding a couple more ideas- 3M makes a polish for this application and any large plastics supplier has polishing rouge and buffing wheels for a drill.

If your cover only has the micro scratches, a cream with very light abrasives like the "Mother's" suggestion in the previous post will probably work with the least amount of time/effort/money.

Besides Novus, there is a great plastics polish called Plexus. Also found in motorcycle shops, and in marine stores, too.
Try this link. It may be helpful. Brad
Here is another product: I have been meaning to pick up another bottle (ours is spent), but just never seem to make it down to the South Bay (below LA). It is: Seapower plastic polish, stock no. SPP-1. The manufacturer's info is: Seapower Marine Products, a division of T.R. Industries, 1022 Vulcan St., South Gate, CA 90280, 213/923-0838. I used this product to restore some of my wife's plastic snowdomes from the 60's and 70's and think that it's main use is on windshields and fiberglass boats. We have auto shops much closer and I will try to locate one of the other products mentioned above. I had always wanted to try the Seapower out as a CD polish and perhaps the others will work for this application. Anyone try this? Supertrain: The TT Factory is great, Joel is a super guy. I asked him about the funky/cool photos in his ads and the story is that he collects vintage Mod clothing. One day he decided to wear an outfit to the shop, just for fun, and the customers liked it a lot. Guess he has been doing this ever since. We should offer him a buying tour of Hollywood, if he ever makes it out here, as this stuff is quite inexpensive at many of the used and retro shops in our area (my wife got a hoot out of his photos). Diehard collectors are usually good/funny people just like most audiophiles, from my experience, and make interesting friends.
Hi there! I'm a Corvette owner - and use a number of the
auto plastic polishes to clean up my car for shows. I'm
especially fond of a plastic polish made by a company
here in the Pacific Northwest called Griot's Garage; which
has a website. Their products are geared for the higher-
end auto enthusiast; and are used extensively on higher
end show cars such as Ferraris and Lamborghinis.
In fact, my Music Hall MMF-5 cover has some very fine
scratches on the cover (I bought a demo unit) and will be
looking to polish it up with some Griot's plastic polish.
Give it a try!