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Picked this up today. Looking for a safe method to clean the plastic and aluminum after I get the shop dust off if it.

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See if the color is on the inside or the outside. If the colors are inside, use Novus # on the outside. Cleans and polishes plastic. Will take paint off if you scrub on a painted/printed surface. Novus #3 will remove heavy scratches, but shouldn't be used if it's smooth already.

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Dish soap and water.


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Originally Posted by keithia
Dish soap and water.

That's about all I'd do to it too......


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Plastics can be polished like a car paint really, it's just a little bit softer. As long as the color is on the inside, as Mike mentioned, you can polish it. If it was me, I'd clean the exterior with wax and grease remover, which is a very mild solvent, that removes contaminates like tar, grease, etc. It's available at auto paint stores. Then I would try using an auto buffer to the outside and see how it shines up.

I did a Pabst sign recently that was yellowed, I sanded the exterior with 1000 grit sandpaper, removing the yellow, and then buffed it. It doesn't usually give you a super high shine, more like a semi-gloss or better when done. The sign in the picture I just buffed out, which improved the shine, and didn't need any sanding at all.

There was one plastic sign that I like'd better flat, so I just sanded it and left it.

You going to build a can for it?

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