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Angelo Zollo

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I was going to order some to remove some light scratches on my blue agate Slingerland. The reviews of the product were mixed.
Any thoughts about Novus?

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I use to use it when I restored old pinball machines for the plastics and also play field. Worked pretty good. Depends on severity you are trying to correct. 3 is most ‘coarse’, then 2, then 1 is really just a clean-n-shine.
Someone recently here here used it on scratches on a red/white/blue kit. I’ll see if I can find post.
 

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Convertible tops used to (some still do) have Plastic rear windows; rear "curtains'.

to get out scratches and restore them We used to use.. can't remember..
in a short black (and blue) metal can
 
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I have used Novus 2 on acoustic guitars quite a bit... will NOT remove deep scratches, but works good on smaller stuff and really make a finish shine. Try it.
 

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I was going to order some to remove some light scratches on my blue agate Slingerland. The reviews of the product were mixed.
Any thoughts about Novus?

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Angelo
I have Novus 1 and 2 but only use 2 for the most part now.
 

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Ok guys. I will give it a try . Really hard to see the scratches unless the sun is just right. But I will at least make them shine

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I have used Novus 2 on acoustic guitars quite a bit... will NOT remove deep scratches, but works good on smaller stuff and really make a finish shine. Try it.
Wouldn't that depend on what finish is on the guitar? Acoustic guitars sometimes have nitro, sometimes poly...I would think this would work well for poly but could go right through nitro.
 

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When I was building plastic model airplane kits in the '80s I used Novus 2 and Novus 1 to polish clear canopies and to polish plastic that was to be painted with metallic finishes (which magnify any imperfection in the underlying plastic). They worked great after the plastic was sanded with 1000 grit and 1200 grit wet/dry. I don't think you'll need Novus 1 for drums; 2 and 3 ought to do it.
 

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As far as guitars go, I do not think too many modern acoustic guitars under $1000 (or maybe under $2000) have nitro finishes. Most of the stuff I work on is sub-$1000 Asian stuff... Yamaha, Fender, Alvarez, Epiphone etc, and I never had a problem.

Novus 2 is actually pretty mild stuff. If you did not "get on it" too hard, and just did a light buff job I betcha it would be OK on nitro also.
 

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I used it on some 1966 Ludwigs. I think it worked great, but you be the judge. BTW, when I bought them on CL, they had been in a garage for years and were a dull brown. A before and after photo
 

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