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    Posted: 25 Jul 19 at 1:28pm
I am trying to see if there is anything I can do to this compass to bring back the display or should I just replace the compass? Here is a picture of the issue

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You can use the same kits for cloudy headlight lenses, however sometimes the plastic is permanently brown.
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Hi
this will sound weird, but try toothpaste. It will take a long time, but you should end up with being able to read the compass scale.
There are kits available to do this that essentially start with a coarse grade (relatively) paste or paper and then works through the grades until it is a polished finish. Again it takes time.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pij27 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 26 Jul 19 at 7:52am
Thanks for he advice. will start with toothpaste and look at the headlight kits. Seems a shame to replace without at least trying to bring it back to life
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Whilst toothpaste, or some toothpastes at least, are a mild abrasive, I'm not sure it would be my first choice in trying to salvage an expensive piece of kit.
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Just oxidisation you can go 1200 wet and dry then 1500 then polish up 2000 grade and a fareclea g3 paste works great om headlights
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pij27 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 29 Jul 19 at 10:12am
Looks like I have a few options, as wasn't able to get down to the boat at the weekend
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Post Options Post Options   Quote mole Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 05 Aug 19 at 2:14pm
Umm
so you would put toothpaste on your teeth but not "expensive kit"?

I have used this technique on aircraft canopies/lights/dials etc.
Also great way to rejuvenate the flexible screen in convertible rear windows.
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Post Options Post Options   Quote pij27 Quote  Post ReplyReply Direct Link To This Post Posted: 08 Aug 19 at 12:35pm
Looks like a few options but all will take time. if use the paper route and work it finer how should i cope with the angular surface. Just use paper or have a foam block?
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