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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 11:30 PM Thread Starter
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This is THE BEST WAY to shine faded plastic.

This is dry, it lasts (on my 300 ) for over 3 years now. And everytime I post this on a sight no one will try it. I take my used machines, wet sand the plastics with a fine grain sandpaper, wash it and let dry and then spray the palstic with clear coat gloss spray paint. It is clear. It dries glossy and wet looking. I have put over 1000 miles in the mountains of East Ky on one machine since applying it and despite someone always telling me it wont last, it has NOT worn off. It is after 3 years showing a LITTLE fading in areas but nothing too bad. At least try it in a small inconspicious area first if you doubt but it works.

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post #2 of 16 (permalink) Old 02-08-2011, 11:35 PM
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i did that on one of my xr 250r and it worked ,but......it started chiping on front and rear fender . to much flexing on a dirtbike . might worke better on a 4wheeler

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Sorry but I'm not that particular about the quad - it's an outdoor offroad vehicle that gets dirty that I'm not going to put much work into protecting plastic. I'm more concerned about mechanical maintenance than it's appearance although I do keep it clean and covered.

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The real question is how well it will stick to the assundry of different fasteners that are keeping the plastics together?

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This is dry, it lasts (on my 300 ) for over 3 years now. And everytime I post this on a sight no one will try it. I take my used machines, wet sand the plastics with a fine grain sandpaper, wash it and let dry and then spray the palstic with clear coat gloss spray paint. It is clear. It dries glossy and wet looking. I have put over 1000 miles in the mountains of East Ky on one machine since applying it and despite someone always telling me it wont last, it has NOT worn off. It is after 3 years showing a LITTLE fading in areas but nothing too bad. At least try it in a small inconspicious area first if you doubt but it works.
We need to see a picture of the result so we can judge it. Also, give the brand of the product fo those who may want to go this way. Usefull info ! Lapprentis

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Add flex additive to tha clear when you mix it.

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yeah i'd like to see it too

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Probably not going to see it, he hasnt been on here since April of last year......

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Add flex additive to tha clear when you mix it.
hes talking about clear coat in a can fuzzy already premixed but u can go to car quest and get special sray cans but there like 20+ bucks a pop ..but nothing armor all cant fix either sum waxes and a fine grit in them so ucan do two steps in one !!! but hey everyones got there opinon

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This is dry, it lasts (on my 300 ) for over 3 years now. And everytime I post this on a sight no one will try it. I take my used machines, wet sand the plastics with a fine grain sandpaper, wash it and let dry and then spray the palstic with clear coat gloss spray paint. It is clear. It dries glossy and wet looking. I have put over 1000 miles in the mountains of East Ky on one machine since applying it and despite someone always telling me it wont last, it has NOT worn off. It is after 3 years showing a LITTLE fading in areas but nothing too bad. At least try it in a small inconspicious area first if you doubt but it works.
Hello,and this will work. I have painted car and truck interior plastic ,even different colors without clear. The trick is ( Laquer paint ) ! First you have to wash (keeping wet) until the material seems sticky or softening with Laquer thinner (may take a while scrubing with very wet thinner rag that doesnt leave lint,tack cloth will remove lint) ,allow a minute to evaporate and paint . I painted a truck dash board a different color and a old one at that,took about 20 minutes or longer washing to tell the difference in the material (ready to paint) never chiped or pealed . I painted the inside of a truck hood (engine compartment) with this procedure ,washed with laquer thinner until the old paint was sticky,let evapoeate ,an painted frost blue over black with acrilic enamel,never pealed. You can mix and add flex as above if you want,and it may stay better (with body parts removed eather method) on an atv. Theres also vinel (spelling?) paint ,its a little expensive,but ready to paint,no mixing.
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