moon roof restoration (OE sunroof glass)

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  1. slacker

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    so I have a couple of these for my Trekker . Both are ok , but have scratches on the glass ... So I decided to try "fix" the worst one ..

    This one was from a unit I parted a few years back .. It was rolled , as you can see the deep scratches on the glass .

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    so first .. I put some tape on the back side , so I would know ware I'm working

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    then I brought out the DA and started to sand it with 220

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    it as far as I got today ..




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    Sweet i always wanted to see someone do this. I saw something on "The Powerblock" on tv but it wasmt very detailed.

    I wana see the end result
     
  3. slacker

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    got a little bit more done today

    wet sanded with 400G

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    wet sanded with 600G

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    wet sanded with 800G

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    and removed the tape

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    just need to polish to remove the haze

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    What r u guna use to polish
     
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    duno yet ?


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    Lol. Il be waiting for the finished product!
     
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    I spent a few more hours sanding .. and polishing .. 6 hours total so far

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    reflection is awesome , but there are still some haze spots .. captured pretty good on the camera , but you really have to "look" to see them .. and I think on top of the roof , no one would ever notice

    overall , I'm pretty happy .. no more scratches , which were visable from far with the roof open , and also visable from looking inside up at the roof .. you no longer can see them , and the minimal haze , is not visable either






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    maybe a REALLY gritty compound, i had one i never used because it would scratch as much as it would buff.. i could feel the grit in it, one of the 3M compounds so any paint store should have it, that might "cut" a little more than the regular compound.. im very interested in trying this now! even if it's hazy it's better than the giant scratch
     

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