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I haven’t had to use anything yet, but when I do I will probably try this or the similar products from Sonax or others.
Meguiar's G12310 PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish, 10 Fluid Ounces [link]
Yeah God Hand is pretty odd. It's fun and challenging, but mostly funny because of how unusual it is. Not Clover's best, but definitely one of their oddest. Thanks for the heads up on the price, it looks like it's spiking up a bit haha.
If you wanted to add Call of Cthulhu to the pile I guess maybe...$98 shipped? I just looked and all are in pretty good condition. I purchased them all used myself; the Republic Commando and Call of Cthulhu were kind of beat up back when so I had them professionally buffed. Now they look nice and clean and shiny and you have to hold them in the right light and right angle to see any residual scratches. Psychonauts looks great and Wolfenstein has a minor mark on the disc. All of the cases have the usual scuffing/clouding from age and use. Pulling them on and off the shelf to play them and whatnot.
I sadly don't have spare cases, but have purchased them online in the past. Either OEM or good enough third-party ones. Or gotten my hands on a good one from a store and swapped it with a more damaged one haha. If you're dealing with the scuffing/clouding I mentioned above you could buy a plastic polish and conditioner like this and it will probably make the outer parts of scuffed cases look really nice. I've used it on headlights to clear up some of the fogging, but I've heard of people using it on discs and consoles to shine them up and hide scratches. Maybe I should buy one and try it on my PS3; thing scratches by looking at it funny.
The idea is to use a chemical meant to reverse oxidation in plastics like headlight lenses, but on the laser lens. I've heard of people using this product to buff the lens: [link]
Re: pots, I think it can work if you have an oscilloscope and the repair manual to get the values, but otherwise it's kind of a fool's errand IMO
The Plast X stuff I'm reading is also very micro-abrasive (link to product). I have been doing it by hand though and not by machine, do you think that should work? I'm just not putting enough pressure or whatnot that a machine could do.
I think you're probably out of luck on the buttons (unless you want to disassemble the fob and figure out a way to machine polish them), but for the plastic back, maybe Meguiar's PlastX would make a difference?
I used a 5,000 grit sandpaper from the auto parts and headlamp polishing. You need to be patient and do a few applications. I feel like I am not done but it sure looks a lot better than when I picked it up :)
Looking at the link below you provided you can buff those out I think. Would be a much cheaper/quicker solution than getting new housings. [Meguiar's PlastX]([link] or a similar plastic polish would make those headlights look new. After using the plastic polish a couple coats of regular car wax will have them looking pretty good.
Meguiar's Plastx is my go to for dustcover (and headlight) cleaning.
Clean as much of the dust off as you can by spraying it down with the kitchen sink sprayer, as if you just drag a rag over it, the dirt will cause a bunch of tiny scratches in the cover. After that, hit it with the Plastx (basically, you use it like you would a car wax - use a pad to work it in, and then buff it out).
I second Zona paper, I also use PlastX on the final grit, I feel like it gives a better finish, here.
Go with Plast-X.
Same company, but specifically for plastics.
I put a bit of this stuff, rub in and buff off by hand or with a dremel and buffing pads if available (totally not needed, just saves time). If doing it by hand it might take a few applications before it starts really shining up.
There is a bunch of similar options though, I've tried Turtle Wax brand plastic polish, and Armor All for various parts for these restorations. Both worked fine, I only recommend Meguiar's because I've seen the stuff everywhere and it's cheap so it should be easy for anyone to get.
The BEST stuff I have found!
Plastx Clear Plastic Cleaner
Lasts forever, well worth the 6 bux.
Never spray any liquid directly on the gauge cluster, always spray on the microfiber first.
Perhaps some plastic polish? Im not sure if it will quite give it a glossy finish so much though, but a lot of people favor this it seems, haven't tried it myself.
Have you tried plastx?
Meguiar's G12310 PlastX Clear Plastic Cleaner & Polish - 10 oz. [link]
Maybe meguires plastic polish?
This worked amazing : [link]
The Meguiar's PlastX costs $6.47 on Amazon. Instead go to Dollar Tree and get some toothpaste that works just as well.
First clean it with a glass cleaner like invisible glass. Then use Meguiar's Plastx to clean it up.
Yeah, it was hardware issue - plastic was making scratchy noise, i added some plastic cleaner/polish and that annoying noise is gone so far.
Apply and work Meguiar's PlastX with a firm foam applicator pad and then seal with something that provides UV protectant. Do a test spot first.
These are the results you can pull off with that product: [link]
It's extremely easy to work with and you'll be really satisfied with the results.
Plastx works much faster and has protectant in it. It's common at all the parts stores, and walmart.
The plastic on that cluster makes me uncomfortable. Must... Plastix
try using this first
you will have to use it on your lights every 3 months or so but it works really well
you wipe it on with a paper towel and wipe it off before it dries.. so you only do one light at a time .. you can't let it haze over it has to be wiped off completely before it drys
if they sand the coating and clear your lights then you can end up with more problems down the road.. so you really want to hold that off as long as possible.
that polish will restore hazy lights but not ones that have so much damage that they have began cracking.. at that point you need to replace the light.