Polish for bike plastics

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  1. Dave Ward

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    I remember reading (some time ago) on ADV, some recommendations for good polish to brighten up faded plastic panels on motorcycles.

    Anyone used a good polish recently that they can recommend?

    Cheap would be good as it's for a KLR...

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  3. breil

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    Petroleum Jelly but don't leave it on too long there is a vid on YouTube not sure what it is called works on Milk crates as well
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    Gumption works well on lighter coloured plastics, brought up my TT350 plastics like they weren't 23 years old
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  6. Dave Ward

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    I tend to think that a polished milk crate, much like a colour matched one on a KLR, is being pretentious...
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    A hair blowdrier will also bring up the color.

    So too will a greasy or oily rag. It's only temporary, but it tends to last a good week, sometimes two.
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    Try your local windscreen repair place and ask them what they use to polish sandblasted windscreens. They will have a fine polish and may even have different grades. I found this stuff works well if they will sell you some.
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    Polish for bike plastics = Plastiki rowerowe. (What my Polish friend said anyway!)
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    Ajax powder.
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    bardzo śmieszne :lol3:lol3
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    Haven’t tried this method myself - basically running a blowtorch over the surface - but may be worth a try...
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  14. GSnovice

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    Or you could just pour petrol over it and THEN use the blowtorch, Mr Ward!
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    wassie Life is too short for traffic.

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    Like to see someone try that on a faded (and full) safari tank. :lol3
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    Actually scratch that, I think Ajax was for white plastics...
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    A heat gun on low setting works well, just don't get too close. A lot faster and easier than a hairdryer.
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    Plus one on the heat gun.
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