I've already posted this under "Mabel", but, as quite a lot of us have these, and they can get scratched, I thought I'd post this here as well to make it easier to find in a search.
I've had my illuminated Windrestrictor fitted on Mabel for about 30 months and lately I'd noticed a build up of what I thought was dust behind it, which was catching the light, and, as there were some fine scratches on it as well (from when I mistakenly let someone else detail her
) I thought it was time to take it off and give it a good clean and polish.
On removing it, I found that the dust had actually scratched the surface, and, in places, it had become quite badly pitted!
Luckily I was prepared for this eventuality having already bought some Novus and polishing clothes. Coffee on, and the elbow grease out, I set to work!
The Novus (and caffiene assisted elbow grease
) worked a treat. Not a quick job though, took about 3 hours to get the end result. There is still some very faint pitting, but overall I'm delighted with the finish.
As I figure the problem arose from not taking the Windrestrictor off regularly to clean behind it, I've made a mental note to do so in the future.
I've also placed some black felt behind the mounting points to see if that helps damp them slightly and to try and prevent dust ingress. Time will tell.