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    You can't polish Lexan Corvette Flying Roof Club (FRC) Major Damage Wet Sand

    This is 2014 Corvette Stingray rental car

    The roof was not properly secured and went flying

    Damage is limited to the opaque section of the removable roof panel, which is made of Lexan

    This is NOT the carbon fiber roof panel


    The current battle plan is to dry sand with 3" discs.... P800, P1500 and wet sand with P3000 with a DA and 3M foam interface pad

    Compound with M100 and polish with PlastX

    Has anyone attempted a similar repair?


    There seems to be some debate whether the top is solid Lexan or is laminated

    There is also no consensus whether there is a clear coat or other protective layer over the Lexan

    If there is a protective layer, these scratches are definitely all the way through it. If I isolate the area of correction as much as possible and coat the piece with a silica coating, will this prevent the remaining factory applied coating from peeling up?

    OEM replacement is $2,100

    Any help is greatly appreciated








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    Re: You can't polish Lexan Corvette Flying Roof Club (FRC) Major Damage Wet Sa

    I'm interested to see how you go.

    I have a feeling that those scratches are way too deep and all the way through the top layer (whatever it may be).
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    Agreed with davey. Now u say u rented this car and this happened to u, or r u just being a repairman? If u rented the car then I would let them worry about it and blame them for not securing it properly.

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    Re: You can't polish Lexan Corvette Flying Roof Club (FRC) Major Damage Wet Sa

    Are you sure that part is Lexan? My good friend has a yellow C7 and that part is painted yellow.
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    Re: You can't polish Lexan Corvette Flying Roof Club (FRC) Major Damage Wet Sa

    IMO, You only could to 2 things 1. sand by hand no machine with 1000 paper and go down or up dependens what you see and then polish it.
    2. im sure that is painted and clear coated, so it can be re painted

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