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From an earlier indication in the Members Lounge section ("Instructor Needed") Mark, you mentioned wanting to learn more about how to repair a glue smear. I ran across a very easy way of repairing "glass" with glue spots on them, as long as the glue hasn't eaten into the window too deep. (if model glue was used)
I was finishing building a Monogram '86 Monte Carlo SS, and somehow got a glue spot right in the center of the windshield. I'm usually very careful when it comes to glass installation, but must have gotten a little bit of epoxy on my fingertip, which was transferred to the inside of the winshiled as I held it in place.It's a wonder I didn't glue my finger in as well!
Here is how I went about repairng the bad spot.....I took some 1000 grit wet/dry sandpaper and wet-sanded the spot real good. At this point, you'll think that the window is "toast" and should be thrown in the trash! Keep going though. Next I used some Turtle Wax Polishing Compound (in the black plastic bottle)and gave it two separate applications. This made it come out almost usable without any further work, but not quite. I then washed the window good with warm water and dish washing liquid. After I dried it good, I then used a good paint brush, and applied a good even coat of Future Floor Wax to the inside of the windshield. I let it dry for for 24 hours before I touched it, although you don't really have to.
The best way to use the Future Floor Wax, is to "dip" the window. I had to repair it in the car, as I had already epoxied it in, so I had to brush it on. It worked just as well.
Because Future is acrylic, it is self-leveling. It left no brush marks or blemishes. the windshield looks just as good after the repair, as it did when I opened up the kit! I would think that this same method would work on molded-in-color bodies as well, although the Future Floor Wax step might not be used. I would think just a good overall polishing of a body would probably do the trick after the glue spot repair is made.
There are other methods of doing repairs like this also, but I found this one to be very effective (not to mention very easy!). Snake45 should be able to give you some very good tips on polishing out bodies, as he is very good at it, and has done much more of it than I have.