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Making plastics shine again?
Posted March 12, 2003 - 10:49 AM
Posted March 13, 2003 - 07:57 AM
Motorcycle and ATV plastic restoring kit
Gives your bike that showroom shine
Restores at least four complete bikes or two ATV's
Works on any color
Complete kit includes sand paper, steel wool, plastic renew chemical, and applicator towel.
Plastic Renew is a complete plastic restoring kit. Scratches are sanded out first (sandpaper included). After the plastic is prepped, Plastic Renew is applied with a paper towel. 3 to 4 coats of Plastic Renew brings out the brilliant color and shine of new plastic. With Plastic Renew you don’t have to worry about building up or discoloring. This product will not come off from normal washing. If your plastic gets scratched again, just follow the same procedure to restore that like-new shine. Typical motorcycle restoration will only require about one-quarter and ATV about one-half the chemical in this kit.
Applications: All off road motorcycle and ATV plastic. Works on any color.
Suggested Retail: $18.95 each
***Here is the Motocross Action Write Up on This Product***:
PC Racing PLASTIC RENEW
When you pop for six grand to buy a new bike, you would like it to look new for longer than one or two moto's. Unfortunately, motocross is a dirty, gritty and rough sport. If you aren't cart-wheeling or getting peppered with roost, you are dragging your boot across the top of your fender. A motocross bike isn't like a Porsche; you can't park on the far side of the parking lot and take up two places- you have to get close in motocross. The plastic on a motocross bike takes a beating, and it costs an arm and a leg to replace (rear fender $30, front fender $25, radiator wings $50, side panels $50 and front number plate $25). If you wanted your bike to have that "new look" all the time, you would need a second job. That's where PC Racing Plastic Renew comes in. It is a working-class, blue-collar, elbow-grease solution to the dingy plastic blues. By following the five basic steps on the Plastic Renew package, your old plastic can look new. Is it too good to be true?
Test results: It's true! Plastic Renew can make old plastic look presentable. New? Well, not brand-new, but almost new. Not a single MXA test rider thought that Plastic Renew would work. The package contains a couple of pieces of sandpaper, steel wool and a bottle of magic elixir. True to its claims, though, we were able to turn scratched, gouged, gored and battle-worn plastic into very shiny pieces that we were proud of. How did we do it? Sweat equity. The magic elixir in Plastic Renew is a super-thin plastic coating that is applied the same way that Rain-X is applied to a windshield, but the finished look of the new plastic coating is only as good as the prep that goes into the original plastic. The sheets of sandpaper come in several different grits. Depending on the depth of the scratches, you start with the rough paper and work your way down to the fine (eventually steel wooling the fender). It's not an "easy-does-it" project. The more sweat you put into the sanding process, the newer your beat-up lender will look when you are done. It works, if you work.
Fitment: It won't take out the yellow stains that permeate a gas tank, but it will clean any surface staining or scratches.
Posted March 14, 2003 - 05:03 PM
Posted March 14, 2003 - 06:26 PM
Posted March 14, 2003 - 06:33 PM
I've read that a heat gun or hair dryer will take out the white stress marks but be careful not to overheat.My white spot was caused by removing warning label glue with WD40.
Still haven't figured out anything for the white spots that mysteriously appear on the stock yami plastics.
Posted March 15, 2003 - 02:39 AM
Does the mop and glow shine last more than a week?
Posted March 15, 2003 - 03:41 AM
Posted March 15, 2003 - 04:09 PM
Posted March 15, 2003 - 05:40 PM
It mounts with a hard black plastic plate which requires 4 holes to be drilled in the fender. Two heavy straps in opposite directions with quick disconnects allow you to remove the bag. I like it because sometimes I ride without the bag and just leave the plastic mounting plate. You can also strap something else on since the straps have a large range of adjustment. It fits well on the fender. about 5" wide x 7" long bag on a 4" x 6" plastic plate. Link to picture on web:
Click on item 11 the fender tool pack and see a picture. I mount mine narrow across the fender. Looks cleaner.
Posted March 16, 2003 - 12:32 PM
Posted March 16, 2003 - 02:53 PM
check these bags out
Those bags are huge.First good jump and i'll be fenderless.
Posted March 17, 2003 - 05:05 AM
Posted March 17, 2003 - 05:10 AM
Just be careful not to melt the plastic too much that it
turns to goo.