Novus 1, 2, 3 Kit Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover Reviews

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  1. Average Joe says:
    29 of 30 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Plastic Headlights look like new!, August 8, 2009
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    Average Joe (LV, NV) –
    This review is from: Novus 1, 2, 3 Kit Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover (Electronics)

    I have a 2002 Nissan Altima and the headlights were starting to look foggy, so I did a quick google search and it led me to this product. Not much info was given about it, so I opted for the one with the ‘cloth’ and the larger 8 oz. bottles. This product worked perfect, I just paid for more than I needed. Let me clarify…

    First off the ‘cloth’ is a glorified paper towel. DO NOT let that be a factor in your choice! I thought it would be a nice polishing cloth, sandpaper, or something worth while, but no… It’s just a paper towel. If you find a cheaper choice without it, go for it!

    Second, the #3 bottle was a waste of time. It is meant to take out ‘larger’ scratches, but it didn’t work for me. I used the three step process “as is” and saw no difference at all. What made the difference was sanding. I would not hold the #3 bottle again.

    I read that a excellent technique for sanding is to use 800, 1000, then 1500 grain sandpaper to prepare my headlights for this product. I also read it takes over 2 hours! Another opinion was that all you need to do is use 2000 grain sandpaper and that would save you time. I went that route. I had a small distress finding the sandpaper as my community hardware pile didn’t carry it, but wally planet had it in the auto section for about $3.

    If you have deep scratches or any imperfections you can feel by touch I recommend getting a lower grain sandpaper to buff that out, then wet sanding (sanding with water) with either the 1500 or 2000. This will save you some time, but you could just use the higher grain sandpaper, it will just take longer.

    After sanding your headlights, or whatever plastic you are effective on, should have an even haze throughout. If you can still see the imperfections in the haze, repeat the sanding process until they are gone.

    This is where the Bottle #2 comes in and works fantastic! This is proposed for small scratches, and will fill all the ones you just made by sanding perfectly. Apply this with a paper towel like you are applying wax to a car, then let it sit for a few minutes. There were no instructions on what to do with all this gunk #2 leaves behind, so I used the #1 bottle to wash it off.

    When I cleaned it off I was left with crystal clear plastic! It was AMAZING! I could still see a few imperfections, but they were only left behind because I didn’t sand deep enough to get them out.

    Excellent
    + #2 bottle works wonders!

    Terrible
    - Paper towel advertised as a cloth
    - #3 bottle a waste of time (for me at smallest amount)
    - #1 bottle could easily be replaced by windex or any other plastic friendly cleaner of your choice.
    - 8 oz. was way too much for me

    This product did exactly what I wanted it to do! My headlights look clear as crystal! I hope this review helps other people to pick what they need for their project.

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  2. J. Griffiths says:
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    It works!, May 30, 2009
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    J. Griffiths
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    This review is from: Novus 1, 2, 3 Kit Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover (Electronics)

    This stuff really works. I had tried another acrylic scratch remover kit (one with many different grades of abrasive cloths)and was disappointed.

    I used this with a Black & Decker memory/polisher and the scratches are gone including those left by the other scratch remover kit, and it only took a fraction of the time that was spent with the other kit to polish out all the scratches.

    I used this stuff on a used acrylic aquarium. It had scratches surrounded by and out. Used the #3, then #2, and followed up with #1 surrounded by an out and the tank looks new.

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  3. Nikki says:
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    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This Stuff Works, November 2, 2010
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    Nikki
    This review is from: Novus 1, 2, 3 Kit Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover (Electronics)

    One of the challenges of being an artist who frames her own work is the fact that acrylic glazing has become standard in the industry (competitions, exhibitions). In my circle, glass is rarely used anymore. There are many positives about using plexi, but the largest downside is the reality that it easily scratches. The other day I delivered a piece to a customer and was embarrassed to learn in the light a large (1 in L shape) and deep scratch on the go up. I offered to take the piece home and repair or exchange the plexi. She was very understanding and gracious and was willing to wait. For me, opening up a framed piece is a real nightmare as I have to deal all over again with static and dust. And there is always the risk that something will go incorrect with the process that force mean having to cut another mat, etc. I chose to first try to buff the scratch out with the Novus products (1,2,3) I already had available. This was to be my test case – if Novus could get ride of this significant scratch, I would first try removing scratches before spending additional $ to exchange a sheet of custom cut plexi. Using cheesecloth (because it was available), I worked Novus #3 as directed for a excellent hour – applying it with strong pressure. With repeat applications, to my amazement the deep gouge disappeared and left no trace of it having been there (the plexi didn’t have a wide trough). Then I used #2 (again for an extended period of time and repeat applications) and the scratch was gone. OK, so this took me doubtless 1.5 hours of hand polishing and my fingers are sweet tired – but the alternative of spending as much time if not more and money to order, pick up and reframe the piece (again, I despise framing and have huge respect for those who do it professionally) was less appealing. I’ve used Novus for years, but always ditched the pieces that had significant scratches. Now I know that diligence pays and I will investigate the use of special buffing and polishing pads to speed up the process and protect my hands.

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Novus 1, 2, 3 Kit Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover Reviews

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  1. Average Joe says:
    29 of 30 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Plastic Headlights look like new!, August 8, 2009
    By 
    Average Joe (LV, NV) –
    This review is from: Novus 1, 2, 3 Kit Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover (Electronics)

    I have a 2002 Nissan Altima and the headlights were starting to look foggy, so I did a quick google search and it led me to this product. Not much info was given about it, so I opted for the one with the ‘cloth’ and the larger 8 oz. bottles. This product worked perfect, I just paid for more than I needed. Let me clarify…

    First off the ‘cloth’ is a glorified paper towel. DO NOT let that be a factor in your choice! I thought it would be a nice polishing cloth, sandpaper, or something worth while, but no… It’s just a paper towel. If you find a cheaper choice without it, go for it!

    Second, the #3 bottle was a waste of time. It is meant to take out ‘larger’ scratches, but it didn’t work for me. I used the three step process “as is” and saw no difference at all. What made the difference was sanding. I would not hold the #3 bottle again.

    I read that a excellent technique for sanding is to use 800, 1000, then 1500 grain sandpaper to prepare my headlights for this product. I also read it takes over 2 hours! Another opinion was that all you need to do is use 2000 grain sandpaper and that would save you time. I went that route. I had a small distress finding the sandpaper as my community hardware pile didn’t carry it, but wally planet had it in the auto section for about $3.

    If you have deep scratches or any imperfections you can feel by touch I recommend getting a lower grain sandpaper to buff that out, then wet sanding (sanding with water) with either the 1500 or 2000. This will save you some time, but you could just use the higher grain sandpaper, it will just take longer.

    After sanding your headlights, or whatever plastic you are effective on, should have an even haze throughout. If you can still see the imperfections in the haze, repeat the sanding process until they are gone.

    This is where the Bottle #2 comes in and works fantastic! This is proposed for small scratches, and will fill all the ones you just made by sanding perfectly. Apply this with a paper towel like you are applying wax to a car, then let it sit for a few minutes. There were no instructions on what to do with all this gunk #2 leaves behind, so I used the #1 bottle to wash it off.

    When I cleaned it off I was left with crystal clear plastic! It was AMAZING! I could still see a few imperfections, but they were only left behind because I didn’t sand deep enough to get them out.

    Excellent
    + #2 bottle works wonders!

    Terrible
    - Paper towel advertised as a cloth
    - #3 bottle a waste of time (for me at smallest amount)
    - #1 bottle could easily be replaced by windex or any other plastic friendly cleaner of your choice.
    - 8 oz. was way too much for me

    This product did exactly what I wanted it to do! My headlights look clear as crystal! I hope this review helps other people to pick what they need for their project.

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  2. J. Griffiths says:
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    It works!, May 30, 2009
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    J. Griffiths
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    This review is from: Novus 1, 2, 3 Kit Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover (Electronics)

    This stuff really works. I had tried another acrylic scratch remover kit (one with many different grades of abrasive cloths)and was disappointed.

    I used this with a Black & Decker memory/polisher and the scratches are gone including those left by the other scratch remover kit, and it only took a fraction of the time that was spent with the other kit to polish out all the scratches.

    I used this stuff on a used acrylic aquarium. It had scratches surrounded by and out. Used the #3, then #2, and followed up with #1 surrounded by an out and the tank looks new.

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  3. Nikki says:
    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    This Stuff Works, November 2, 2010
    By 
    Nikki
    This review is from: Novus 1, 2, 3 Kit Plastic Polish and Scratch Remover (Electronics)

    One of the challenges of being an artist who frames her own work is the fact that acrylic glazing has become standard in the industry (competitions, exhibitions). In my circle, glass is rarely used anymore. There are many positives about using plexi, but the largest downside is the reality that it easily scratches. The other day I delivered a piece to a customer and was embarrassed to learn in the light a large (1 in L shape) and deep scratch on the go up. I offered to take the piece home and repair or exchange the plexi. She was very understanding and gracious and was willing to wait. For me, opening up a framed piece is a real nightmare as I have to deal all over again with static and dust. And there is always the risk that something will go incorrect with the process that force mean having to cut another mat, etc. I chose to first try to buff the scratch out with the Novus products (1,2,3) I already had available. This was to be my test case – if Novus could get ride of this significant scratch, I would first try removing scratches before spending additional $ to exchange a sheet of custom cut plexi. Using cheesecloth (because it was available), I worked Novus #3 as directed for a excellent hour – applying it with strong pressure. With repeat applications, to my amazement the deep gouge disappeared and left no trace of it having been there (the plexi didn’t have a wide trough). Then I used #2 (again for an extended period of time and repeat applications) and the scratch was gone. OK, so this took me doubtless 1.5 hours of hand polishing and my fingers are sweet tired – but the alternative of spending as much time if not more and money to order, pick up and reframe the piece (again, I despise framing and have huge respect for those who do it professionally) was less appealing. I’ve used Novus for years, but always ditched the pieces that had significant scratches. Now I know that diligence pays and I will investigate the use of special buffing and polishing pads to speed up the process and protect my hands.

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