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    How to restore scratched/frosted lenses on speedos etc

    I'm trying to get this XR650 over the pits but the lens on both the speedo and the panel with neutral and high beam were scratched to buggery, impossible to see through and wouldn't have passed the pits.

    Step 1: get the finest grade wet and dry you can. 1200 is best but 800 is ok (that's what I used as the ZBunnings I went to was out of 1200). Rub and rub and rub (with plenty of water) until you feel it become smooth as you're rubbing

    Step 2: Brasso. It's an excellent metal polish as it has just the right level of grit for fine polishing. Put some on a rag and rub until you feel it become smooth. Doesn't take a lot of polishing.

    Step 3: Mr Sheen. Spray it on and rub to a shine. The silicone oil fills in all the fine scratches created by the first two processes. Having done this on the XR I've got it back to about 80% new and don't see any problems with getting it over the pits.

    Note - this process also works on frosted lenses on cars
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    Toothpaste also works on very fine scratches/frosting/yellowing
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    Yep there’s more than one way to skin a cat. Important points are abrasion with something not too coarse followed by a coating of some sort to fill in the fine scratches and impart a gloss finish

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