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Speedometer lens scratches easily

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Just a quick note...If your speedo is just the slight bit dusty, don't wipe it off with your fingetips. Use a lens cloth or maybe a damp rag. I have lots of little scratches on mine that came from wiping off everyday riding dust. I think i will try to buff it out by hand, first testing in an inconspicuous spot. Just a heads up.
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Well that sucks! Thanks for the heads up, I regularly use my gloves to remove dirt and grime from my old speedos and would have done the same here.
I'm betting that some McGuires plastic polish will sort that right out.
^ That's what I was thinking.
I did the same thing, but even used a soft cloth to wipe the dust off. Scratches everywhere now. That cover must be made of cheese.
Someone might make a killing selling clear lens covers for these speedos then. :D
Novus Plastic Polish...

NOVUS Plastic Polish
Yeah. Even though it's a cost effective Ducati, they cut a few corners in places. It would have cost just a few more cents to use scratch resistant polycarbonate or even glass.
I use this stuff to polish plastic, metal, paint, etc.. I think it's just white clay suspended in liquid. It makes things shiny and doesn't cost as much as the other stuff. There may be better products on the market, but I wouldn't know since this has suited my needs for the past 15 years in terms of turning yellow headlamps back to clear or taking swirl marks out of paint jobs. It will take away lacquer paint though, so don't get too crazy.

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I have some Flitz plastic polish I use for reloading and polishing brass I'm going to try inconspicuously.
Don't know how you folks find time to look at the speedo :D:rolleyes:o_O
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Yes I am very careful with any speedo lens whether car or bike. Gone are the days of glass.
Even cheap notebooks are going to gorilla glass. That is an inexcusable cost cutting measure since scratches will also introduce flare. Post which product seems to work to remove the scratches!

Stu
Not often lately. Still not cleaned from 1300 miles ago
Some phone or camera screen clear protector plastic might do the trick?
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Don't know how you folks find time to look at the speedo :D:rolleyes:o_O

Its better than looking in the mirror for flashing red and blue.:azn::police:
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Even cheap notebooks are going to gorilla glass. That is an inexcusable cost cutting measure since scratches will also introduce flare. Post which product seems to work to remove the scratches!

Stu
Will do once I try it. Going to go with the Flitz.
Even cheap notebooks are going to gorilla glass. That is an inexcusable cost cutting measure since scratches will also introduce flare. Post which product seems to work to remove the scratches!

Stu
As I replied earlier I have used McGuires Plastic Polish on everything from windshields to gauges and it will remove any scratch that is not deep into the material.
Thinking I may try and cut a iPad screen protector to fit.....
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