First off, I just found this site and I'm amazed at all the info you have. I will be following one of your tutorials and hardwiring my X50 asap.
I just have a quick question. I just bought an escort 8500 x50 brand new and when I received it, it had a slight scratch in the lens on the front. I tried using a glasses towel to get the scratch out but this just seemed to cause all kinds of light surface scratches. Should I worry about all of these scratches? I also lightly scratched the lens that covers the right laser detector while trying to clean the dust out. Did I ruin it?