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Light Damage Removal Kit Instructions

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Finishing Procedures for the Light Damage Removal Kit


A. TOOLS REQUIRED:

  • (1) Random orbital sander.
  • 1) Angle Polisher, (Rated at approx. 2500 RPM), with 4.75 inch diameter
    Hook Back-Up pad.
  • (1) Compressed Air - 120 pounds per square inch.
  • (1) Spray bottle - approximately 10 ounce capacity. (For clean water).

B. LIST OF CONTENTS:

  • (2) 1500 Micro-Mesh 5" Discs
  • (2) 2400 Micro-Mesh 5" Discs
  • (2) 3600 Micro-Mesh 5" Discs
  • (1) Back-Up Pad, 4.75 inch diameter
  • (1) TufBuf polishing pad
  • (1) White sponge pad
  • (8 ounce) Micro-Gloss
  • (8 ounce) Anti-Static Cream
  • (2) Flannel Cloths
  • (1) Kit Parts Reorder Form
  • (1) Instructions

C. PREPARING FOR THE BEST RESULTS:

1. To avoid scratching plastic surfaces, do not wear watches, rings, or bracelets. Long fingernails should be covered with gloves.

2. Always keep the work surface and restoral materials clean as contamination can cause scratches.

3. Work with adequate light. Set a bright light on the side opposite your restoral side. For better viewing on non-transparent surfaces, place the light at an angle.

4. Read the restoral instructions carefully and review the kit contents before starting.

D. BEGINNING THE PROCESS:

1. Spray the surface with water. Using the random orbital sander with soft back-up pad provided, begin with the 1500 Micro-Mesh. Cover the entire surface of the transparency with long, sweeping motions. At regular intervals, change the directions of sweep to perpendicular of the previous motion. The damage is removed when all that can be seen is the pattern left by the Micro-Mesh. This process should take approximately 3-5 minutes per square foot. If after this amount of time the damage remains, it may be necessary to remove it using our Heavy Damage Removal Kit.

2. Change to 2400 Micro-Mesh and repeat to remove the 1500 scratches. Always be sure to keep the surface wet when working with the Micro-Mesh discs.

3. Change to 3600 Micro-Mesh and repeat the above process to remove the 2400 scratches.

4. Attach the TufBuf polishing pad to the right angle polisher. Wet the surface with water. Apply approximately 1 tablespoon of Micro-Gloss and buff for 2-4 minutes.

5. Attach the white foam sponge pad and repeat Step 4. Rinse the surface off with water. Wipe clean with a dry flannel cloth. All fine scratches should be gone. If not, repeat the buffing process.

6. Apply Anti-Static sparingly to the surface, using a clean, dry, flannel cloth. Polish surface by hand to remove the static charge that has built up during the process. Clean sponge, TufBuf, and flannel cloths with mild detergent and rinse for future use.

E. BENEFITS OF MAINTAINING TRANSPARENCIES:

Pilots and passengers alike need and appreciate the clear and undistorted view that a well maintained transparency provides. Comfort, enjoyment, but more importantly - SAFETY, are all requirements today! The smallest of scratches can lead to crazing. By keeping transparencies smooth and optically clear, through regular maintenance, crazing can be avoided.