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Oh.. the paint is usually used to paint the Lexan R/C car bodies from the inside in case that wasn't clear. no pun intended.
post #12 of 16
I had a Phantom 410 and there were deepish scratches (deep enough to feel with your nail) on the side window from the heatpipe tips on a tall cooler, I tried to get the scratches out with a cloth, used the wrong cloth and actually ruined the entire window, seriously, scratched up so bad all over it was hazy.

Had some Meguiars car polish, and thought, meh it's already ruined might aswell give it a go. Sat there for an hour and a half hand buffing the window with a microfibre cloth in the exact same manner as you would with a car. Much to my surprise, it completely cleared up the side window. Also with clear windows, its somestimes difficult to tell which side the scratches are actually on, so do both sides!

Took ALOT of elbow grease, my arms were killing me after frantically buffing that thing, but it was exactly like new afterwards. thumb.gif
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If the side panel is just held on by those little clips, I'd replace it entirely.

I replaced the window on my Switch 810, I used pliers to get the clips off, then used 3M double sided tape to mount the new panel.

It was super easy, took under an hour and the new piece is 10x stronger and looks alot better. Just my 2cents.gif
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If the side panel is just held on by those little clips, I'd replace it entirely.

I replaced the window on my Switch 810, I used pliers to get the clips off, then used 3M double sided tape to mount the new panel.

It was super easy, took under an hour and the new piece is 10x stronger and looks alot better. Just my 2cents.gif

Yes its easy to remove. I've done it before and I wouldn't mind doing it again. The bigger problem is, what am I going to do with a removed side panel window? They don't sell this as a drop in kit. Are you saying I should make a completely custom window? I don't have the tools do to this.
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Right, I forget the Haf X side panel has such an odd design.

No, all I can think of then is going with the 'remove the scratches' plan. Or just wait until you could maybe get a dremel or something
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I've used compound and polish, works great
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