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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58839

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Het enige iemand al probeer om die faded plastics te buff met 'n buffing masjien en sukses daarmee gehad?
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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58845

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Hi Pierre,

Bought a very pink fugly at bargain basement price.. (appropriate as that is where I had seen it everyday) and then set out to sort the pink bits... did a bunch of research via Mr G. Oogle and eventually decided to try my hand at it.

Pic below shows before and after... tried electrical car polisher but was not happy... caused wax build up - anyone in my expereince there was no shortcut to get the result just a k@k load of polishing and buffing with turtle restorative polish... fingers were toast but am happy with result.





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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58846

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Ek het ook n new shape rooie, so ek glo die pienk monster wag vir my.

Ek gebruik Cobra meubel politoer op die plestieks en selfs die verfwerk.

Dit het n UV block wat beskerming teen sonlig behoort te gee.

Wel dis my teorie anyway! ;)
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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58848

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Thanks I will try the buffing as well as the hand polish. Hopefully I will get the same results.
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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58849

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Theres a product out there called Brill....its a polishing compound. I used this on my old Hondas plastics with a buffing machine...worked well
Its a helluva thing

Missing it BIG TIME
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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58850

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I used Turtle Restorative Polish (red) avaialable from Midas and Builders Warehouse to get the effect as per the pics... certainly did the job for me, since resprayed bike black so no longer hassle about polishing plastics.

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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58851

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I saw a post somewhere that if you warm the plastics with a heat gun their original colour comes back??
I like to drink lots of beer??
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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58853

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Dieseldawie wrote:
I saw a post somewhere that if you warm the plastics with a heat gun their original colour comes back??

I've seen this on youtube. It is also being used to get rid of the scratches. I will, however, try the buffing and polishing first. Maybe repaint all the plastics?? :unsure:
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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58862

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Peter Vee wrote:
Hi Pierre,

Bought a very pink fugly at bargain basement price.. (appropriate as that is where I had seen it everyday) and then set out to sort the pink bits... did a bunch of research via Mr G. Oogle and eventually decided to try my hand at it.

Pic below shows before and after... tried electrical car polisher but was not happy... caused wax build up - anyone in my expereince there was no shortcut to get the result just a k@k load of polishing and buffing with turtle restorative polish... fingers were toast but am happy with result.

Cheers,

Pete

Absolutely incredible what you achieved there :woohoo:
Into the great wide open, under the skies of blue
Into the great wide open, a rebel without a clue... tom petty
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Faded plastics 6 years 8 months ago #58868

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OK. It is not a good idea to buff the plastics with a buff wheel. The plastics are to soft. Now I need to get rid of the groofs as well. I have tried the polish and elbow ghries. It works. With a lot of patience.

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