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    Used Scratch Remover on my old synthesizer..left with a cloudy haze

    Hi!

    First of all sorry if this is in the wrong section.

    I bought an old synthesizer from the 80ties secondhand which was in really bad shape. Had to let it go for a good repair and its been working like a charm eversince. Only thing is that the outside had some ugly scratches and it was kinda bothering me.

    Sooo...I recently bought this product called ''Meguiars Inc 7OZ LIQ ScratchX''. Apparently its mostly used for cars, but the description saying ''Totally save on ALL paint jobs'', I decided to take the risk and try it on some scratches metal frontpanel my old synth to make it look a bit nicer. For this I applied it gently and used a microviber cloth to spread it gently across the scratches.
    Good news....it did make it look more nicely and actually removed smaller scratches that were pretty apparent...bad news: I now have 2 cloudy hazes in return which become pretty obvious when you shine some light on them and its irritating me a lot.



    Now, is there any way to remove these hazes? I read a lot of people using some sort of ''finisher'' after they used this Maguire Scratch, and that its quite standard to use.

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    Re: Used Scratch Remover on my old synthesizer..left with a cloudy haze

    Hi neoking,

    sorry to hear about your trouble. It is difficult to see the details in the pictures of your instrument, but the finish does appear to be a matte/satin finish, a finish which has no gloss to it. Unfortunately, most any scratch remover, compound, polish, or wax made for automotive finishes, when applied to a matte finish, will create a glossy/cloudy appearance, like you have experienced, which is why most any manufacturer, including Meguiar's , does not recommend their products be used on these matte/satin finishes.

    Unfortunately there is typically not much which can be done to remedy this appearance.

    Can you try to provide some better pictures so we could further take a look and advise?

    Thank you,

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    Re: Used Scratch Remover on my old synthesizer..left with a cloudy haze

    Hi Nick,

    First of all thanks for your reply. Surely there must be something that would help, given that it got up there? Or is it just that there isnt a product Meguiars can offer for me that would do the trickk or at least help a bit?
    If I think about it rationally something which would stimulate a matte paintjob instead of a shiny polish?
    Here are some more pictures:

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    Re: Used Scratch Remover on my old synthesizer..left with a cloudy haze

    Those pictures do help us to see further what is going on. Do you know if the surface you are working on is actually painted? or powdercoated? If you are not positive, maybe confirming with the manufacturer of the instrument, would further help.

    If there was another manufacturers product out there we would certainly recommend it.

    The only thing I can think you which you can try, is to take some isoproply alcohol, and gently wipe the area. This will remove any oils which may be in the pores of the material, causing it to appear glossy & shiny.
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