Any one use Plastic Renew on the gas tank?

3 replies to this topic
  • ecarlson

Posted February 09, 2001 - 10:13 PM


I need new graphics and was wondering if I should use Plastic Renew on the tank first and then apply the Graphics. Any suggestions?

  • Hick

Posted February 09, 2001 - 10:45 PM


I did this to a KX 500 with good results, the better the sanding job the better the results. You will probably need more paper than is provided with the kit.

I was worried about messing up my tank so I sanded only where the graphics went but it came out very nice. I sold the bike a few months later so I don’t really know how it held up, but the graphics adhered very well to the treated areas of the tank.

Hope this helps!

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  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted February 12, 2001 - 07:24 AM


Make sure you put the graphics on AFTER the plastic renew - I put the renew on first and the graphics peel it off and fall off right away. Put the graphics on first or be really disappointed!

  • Guest_Guest_*

Posted February 12, 2001 - 07:28 AM


Yikes, I am an idiot, I just read my post and don't know how I came up with that. Here is what I meant:

1) put the graphics on first
2) put the plastic renew on after


The plastic renew can be easily peeled off by stickers. I put my renew on first, then wrecked all my graphics when they fell off with the plastic renew stuck to them. Then I had to sand off all the plastic renew (hard because it chunked up into crystals), put the graphics on and then re-apply the renew.


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