Trouble cleaning plastic.


5 replies to this topic
  • ETP

Posted June 11, 2006 - 03:24 PM

#1

My buddy's KTM fell against my bike on a recent trip in the truck and the constant vibration of the bikes rubbing against each other dulled the side plastic shrouds in a few spots. On the white, and the black plastic. I have tried rubbing compound, and Ajax to clean it off.
Any way to restore it to original, or am I destined to covering with stickers?

  • Looks450

Posted June 11, 2006 - 04:17 PM

#2

There is a product called plastic renew.
Here is the link

http://www.ballards....ails&content=32

Cheers

  • Chickenhauler

Posted June 11, 2006 - 04:28 PM

#3

Try Turtle Wax chrome polish that comes in the can-it kinda resembles a small brake fluid can-I used this to clean red stains off my white and yellow plastics from MN's Iron Range. Or try a little toothpaste-it's slightly abrasive and will rub out the staining.

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  • GCannon

Posted June 12, 2006 - 08:52 AM

#4

Back in the old days we used fine steel wool saturated with Armoral. it worked ok but it will never be shinny new looking. Latley I have been using PLEXUS it seems to work pretty well for bringing out the shine as well as can be expected.

  • Steelerfan

Posted June 12, 2006 - 10:22 AM

#5

There is a product called plastic renew.
Here is the link

http://www.ballards....ails&content=32

Cheers


Any idea how well it works?

  • byggd

Posted June 12, 2006 - 12:41 PM

#6

Any idea how well it works?

I tried it on my last bike. In short, it's a lot of sanding....looks good when you are done....but not for long....doesn't hold up to gas and gets patchy looking.




 
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