Plastic Renew?


9 replies to this topic
  • fineblackline

Posted March 06, 2007 - 08:13 PM

#1

i just ordered some new fx graphics for bike but my plastics are kind of crappy. i was planning on just buying a new acerbis kit so they are fresh but i just had to spent almost a grand on truck repairs which really set me back. i definately need a new left shroud and a rear fender but the right shroud and fender aren't too bad. since i am short on cash, should i just buy the plastic renew kit? how does it work and is it worth it?

  • bcvulcan

Posted March 06, 2007 - 08:33 PM

#2

I've used it. It makes your plastic look much better. The more you sand/prep your plastic, the better it will look. I've heard that mop and glo will do the same thing. Never tried it but it's probably true.

  • wr250fthrasher

Posted March 06, 2007 - 08:38 PM

#3

hey if you just want to take the light blue "stretch marks" out use a heat gun or a propane torch set on a really low setting and just hold it over the light spot and it will begin to fade then it will turn back into the normal blue.

  • fineblackline

Posted March 07, 2007 - 01:02 PM

#4

hey if you just want to take the light blue "stretch marks" out use a heat gun or a propane torch set on a really low setting and just hold it over the light spot and it will begin to fade then it will turn back into the normal blue.


yea i do that a lot but im just talking about making them look shiny and new and not all scratched. is the plastic renew worth it?

  • 04_CRF250X

Posted March 07, 2007 - 01:16 PM

#5

You can have mine! I dont like the stuff at all. It scraches even more easily than they did before. You will be constantly applying more to keep it looking good. Just my experience though.

  • yzfrida42990

Posted March 07, 2007 - 01:22 PM

#6

it works wonders just sand it alot then after a couple coats then buff it with the steel wool then apply some more just watch out when you wash your bike don't put degreaser on them it'll take it right off so just be careful

  • creeker

Posted March 07, 2007 - 05:52 PM

#7

I bought some a while back, sanded the crap out of my plastic and used the "magic elixir" stuff and it did an "okay" job. Not new by any means, but possibly better than before. Worked well on the White but didn't work well at all on YZ Blue.

  • edwardsp

Posted March 07, 2007 - 08:29 PM

#8

Plastic Renew works very well if you do a really good job with the sanding, but after I used it, I decided that buying new plastic is a much better idea. You can spend a lot of time on a $30 part. Maybe I sanded [B]too[B]much, but I must have spent at least 2 hours on one front fender. I did one white side plate, but gave it up before doing any more.

  • Tiki

Posted March 07, 2007 - 11:29 PM

#9

I will add it works good. You have to sand the scratches down.
Personally with plastic being as inexpensive as it is, I would just buy new.

  • Honda80

Posted March 08, 2007 - 04:14 AM

#10

idk if it really works.......i gotta try it on my front fender and see how it goes





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