Any consumer of computer gear, gadgets, or home theater equipment knows that their stuff starts to look a little worn after a while. It doesn’t take long at all before your shiny new iPod gets a few unsightly scratches, diminishing its value and distracting from the gadget’s coolness. PC enthusiasts can carve deep gouges in their cases during the course of system maintenance. Let us not forget that scratches can also destroy data on those new BluRay and DVD discs. All of these minor scrapes and scratches not only make your equipment look dated, but lowers its value.
There are a few plastic polish products out there (usually marketed as a CD restorer), but from my experience they just don’t work. If you want to completely eliminate any trace of a scratch, then you need a professional product. Novus makes a 3-step plastic polish, which is sold direclty to plastic fabrication shops, and claims to restore plastic, lucite, plexiglass, acrylic, and just about any other plastic polymer to its original finish.
NOVUS No. 1 Gently cleans all plastics without scratching. Leaves a lustrous shine that resists fogging, repels dust, and eliminates static. Resists finger marking. Contains no abrasives or harsh chemicals. Leaves a smooth, clean, greaseless shine.
NOVUS No. 2 Removes fine scratches, haziness and abrasions from most plastics. With repeated use, NOVUS No. 2 restores faded and discolored plastics. Removes the damage instead of filling it in. Buffs out quickly. After restoring, seals with a coat of polish.
NOVUS No. 3 Removes heavy scratches and abrasions from most acrylic surfaces. Use when damage is too severe to be restored with NOVUS No. 2 polish. Requires use of NOVUS No. 2 for final finishing. Not recommended for use on coated plastics or eyeglasses.
The following is a list of some of the products for which NOVUS Polishes are recommended: