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Old 03-10-2018, 10:29 PM   #1
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Plastic restorer

I was cleaning the DRZ this evening and the plastic is faded. What would be a good product to restore the color ?
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Old 03-10-2018, 11:11 PM   #2
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Re: Plastic restorer

I have been wanting to try this on my KLR.
A friend uses this on his quads and said he highly recommends it.
https://www.revzilla.com/product/pc-...-plastic-renew

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Old 03-10-2018, 11:56 PM   #3
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Re: Plastic restorer

Years ago I had a 1984 XR500 that faded to pink almost. I wet sanded the plastic and sprayed it with clear coat. It looked great. Of course it suffered the same date as any painted plastic though.
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Old 03-12-2018, 04:00 PM   #4
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I'm not sure how it works on colored plastics but I know people have used heat guns to bring the shine/color back to black plastics like on Jeep fender flares.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:39 AM   #5
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Re: Plastic restorer

The best restorer that I have found hides in your wallet and a string of numbers on it that will cause companies to send you new plastic. You can sand it and buff it out and reseal it, but that will only get you so far.
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Old 03-15-2018, 09:40 AM   #6
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Re: Plastic restorer

I have used that PC plastic renew with less than stellar results.
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Re: Plastic restorer

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I'm not sure how it works on colored plastics but I know people have used heat guns to bring the shine/color back to black plastics like on Jeep fender flares.
Just be aware that after a few times of doing this, the plastic becomes extremely brittle.
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Old 03-15-2018, 10:09 AM   #8
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Re: Plastic restorer

High Gloss SC1 Clear Coat is more of a protectant but it does make dull plastic pop. Not permanent though. You will have to reapply.
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The best restorer that I have found hides in your wallet and a string of numbers on it that will cause companies to send you new plastic. You can sand it and buff it out and reseal it, but that will only get you so far.
This.

Surprisingly, plastic on most bikes like the DRZ are not super expensive, at least not compared to things like pieces on bikes with full fairings. Now small bits of bodywork for a BMW GS...
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Old 04-03-2018, 07:57 PM   #10
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Re: Plastic restorer

Thanks for the comments. Buying new parts and pieces would probably be the better path.
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