Gloss Finish Restoration Kit
Also great for
restoring Clear Canopies.
of sun exposure and time on painted composite airframe structures can
deteriorate the original glossy finish. To restore the original luster, very,
very fine wet sanding with the proper #3000 and #5000 grit pads and then buffing
with a very fine grit polishing compound will accomplish the task.
At BVM, we
like to use the latest products from the 3M company. You can purchase these
items in bulk quantity (more than you need) from an auto paint supply store. At
some considerable extra expense, you can also purchase electric or pneumatic
dual or single action tools to ease the hand work. However, the same results
can be achieved with these hand held pads, polishing compound and soft cotton
rags and some elbow grease. The power tools require user experience to avoid
cutting through the color paint.
This two year
old Parade scheme MiG-15 has had lots of UV exposure sitting on the tarmac at
several jet meets. It could use a bit of TLC to refresh its upper surfaces.
· Use a spray
glass cleaner and soft paper towels to remove dust and grit.
· A few drops
of mild detergent in water provides the lubricant and flush required to use the
#3000 and #5000 grit 3M pads.