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We plan to paint our 1973 house this summer. The aluminum storm door is an odd size, and I'm sure replacing it is beyond my fixed income budget....so I'd like to restore it as well as I'm able and re-paint of course. The 'glass' is acrylic and all scratched. The door faces north. I live near St. Paul, MN. I'm looking for suggestions, tips, or any info on how to proceed. If you need some additional info feel free to PM me or I'll be back here to provide an answer. Thanks for reading!
 

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other than the acrylic in rough shape, what else is wrong w/ the door...
is the paint on it missing/deteriorated???
 
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Hey, Berry; the auto parts supply stores carry polishing kits for acrylic car headlights; they work like a hot damn!
I just recently did the headlights on my wife's car, they were totally 'fogged' when I started...clear as glass when I finished.
I used the "Mothers' brand kit...
https://mothers.com/products/nulens...all-4lights-07251?_pos=1&_sid=af9533820&_ss=r
I give it 5 stars!

You do need an electric drill to power the polishing assembly.
 

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That sounds like a very doable project. Replace the acrylic and strip and refinish the aluminum frame. If the aluminum is pitted you could fill it with automotive body filler aka "Bondo" and or spot putty etch and prime the frame then spray it the color you want. https://www.amazon.com/Best-Sellers-Automotive-Body-Repair-Putty/zgbs/automotive/3097823011
the short easy answer is to wash and lightly sand the door and shoot it w/ wrinkle paint...
or the ilk...
 

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Hey, Berry; the auto parts supply stores carry polishing kits for acrylic car headlights; they work like a hot damn!
I just recently did the headlights on my wife's car, they were totally 'fogged' when I started...clear as glass when I finished.
I used the "Mothers' brand kit...
https://mothers.com/products/nulens...all-4lights-07251?_pos=1&_sid=af9533820&_ss=r
I give it 5 stars!

You do need an electric drill to power the polishing assembly.
use off bug spray instead...
 
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Wait...what? How does that eliminate the surface damage to acrylic?
ahhhh...
DIIK...
but it works...
it still needs to be buffed out...
and really clears up those plastic headlight covers...
 

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Hey, Berry; the auto parts supply stores carry polishing kits for acrylic car headlights; they work like a hot damn!
I just recently did the headlights on my wife's car, they were totally 'fogged' when I started...clear as glass when I finished.
I used the "Mothers' brand kit...
https://mothers.com/products/nulens...all-4lights-07251?_pos=1&_sid=af9533820&_ss=r
I give it 5 stars!

You do need an electric drill to power the polishing assembly.
Wonder if that’ll work on cataracts?
 

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You got ‘em going, Stick! Lovin’ it...

The wrinkle paint does collect dirt and holds onto it, I’m afraid, but it does look good. How about a nicely finely sanded (brushed look) approach with a clear coat? Paint a cool scene on the acrylic sheet.
 

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"You wonder where the yellow went when you brush your lights with Pepsodent"...:dance3:
 

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