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Micro-Mesh Maintenance Kit Finishing Procedures

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A. TOOLS REQUIRED:

  • (1) Angle Polisher, (Rated at approx. 2500 RPM).
  • (1) Compressed Air - 120 pounds per square inch.
  • (1) Spray bottle - approximately 10 ounce capacity. (For clean water).

B. LIST OF CONTENTS:

  • (1) 4.75 inch diameter Back-Up pad
  • (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. 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. THE PROCESS:

1. Attach the TufBuf to the angle polisher. Apply approximately 1 tablespoon of Micro-Gloss to the surface. Buff the surface for 2-4 minutes, using an even sweeping motion. At regular intervals, sweep perpendicularly to the previous motion in order to minimize the chance of distortion. Keep the window damp while polishing in order to avoid heat generation and scratching. Wipe surface clean with dry, flannel cloth, and check for scratches by visually inspecting the surface. If damage is still visible, repeat Steps 1. If after the 2nd application damage still remains, it may be necessary to remove it using our Light Damage Removal Kit, or our Heavy Damage Removal Kit.

2. Attach the white sponge to the polisher. Apply approximately 1 tablespoon of Micro-Gloss to the surface. Buff the surface for 2-4 minutes, using an even, sweeping motion. At regular intervals, sweep perpendicularly to the previous motion in order to minimize the chance of distortion. Keep the window damp while polishing. Wipe surface clean with dry, flannel cloth.

3. Apply Anti-Static Cream sparingly on the surface with the flannel cloth to remove static charge. Clean sponge, TufBuf pad, 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.

 

06/01/02  - maintenance kit