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Old 03-10-2010, 04:30 PM   #1
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I just bought a motard and removed some decals off the plastics. Plastic is really shiny except for where the decals were removed. I got all the old glue off with lighter fluid. Any suggestions on polishing?

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small sample of 2000 grit sandpaper, sanded in one direction then a waxing compound w grit in it to fill in imperfections...


Just my idea. I wonder if there is a good foam buffing wheel that would attach to a drill that would work better.
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...wet sanding....
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Wipe it down with some wd-40 and ride it. After a couple of rides it will all look the same, if you wanna go a step further pc racing sells a product that i hear actually works.
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...wet sanding....
+1 or you could do it with less effort using polishing rouge (FOR PLASTICS) and a buffing wheel

Also, you could Krylon Fusion that faded/scratched panel any color you want.
Post pics of the Motard please. . .
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+1 or you could do it with less effort using polishing rouge (FOR PLASTICS) and a buffing wheel

Also, you could Krylon Fusion that faded/scratched panel any color you want.
Post pics of the Motard please. . .
How does this hold up against eatin' it in the dirt? I thought about painting some old plastics I have, but I don't want some gnarly rash marks on the fender after I eat it.
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How does this hold up against eatin' it in the dirt? I thought about painting some old plastics I have, but I don't want some gnarly rash marks on the fender after I eat it.

It really depends on your prep work (I always clean thoroughly and then use aerosol plastic prep) but it will eventually scratch. Best part is, you just pull it off, wipe it clean, and rattle can it again. Give it a shot if you have old plastics. Krylon Fusion is what you'll need as it's specifically formulated for plastics. My MX ATV paint held up well, even through regular MX abuse. My pitbike didn't last as long as it was constantly ABUSED and mistreated!!!
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It really depends on your prep work (I always clean thoroughly and then use aerosol plastic prep) but it will eventually scratch. Best part is, you just pull it off, wipe it clean, and rattle can it again. Give it a shot if you have old plastics. Krylon Fusion is what you'll need as it's specifically formulated for plastics. My MX ATV paint held up well, even through regular MX abuse. My pitbike didn't last as long as it was constantly ABUSED and mistreated!!!
I think I'll give that a try... thank you sir.
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Once you get it nice and new looking, Plexxus really works wonders as a daily spray and shine product.
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