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bmathew




PostSubject: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Wed Feb 23, 2011 4:44 pm

Does anyone know if there is a way to remove scratches and re-polish plastic? I took a fall on my wr everything looked o.k. until I got home. The rear fender had a deep scratch on it. I tried plast-x but it destroyed the clear coat.
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trav72




PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Wed Feb 23, 2011 9:26 pm

Start sanding with 220 or so (depending how deep the scratch is) and work your way up. You should be able to sand the scratch right out of it.
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bmathew




PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Wed Feb 23, 2011 11:45 pm

I'll try it. How about the getting the clear coat again?
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mash100




PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Tue Apr 12, 2011 5:30 am

bmathew wrote:
I'll try it. How about the getting the clear coat again?

Anybody got ideas how to get clear coat back again??? My whale-tail is looking really dull from Wolfman Rollie-Bag rubbing on it. Furniture polish just makes it come up satin, & not shiny like side panels. I wondered if marine products, like gel-coat repair might work, although this is for fibreglass dunno
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M1A Rifleman




PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Tue Apr 12, 2011 11:07 am

Ive read that a product called Novus Plastic Polish is supposd to work. There are 3 grades, with #1 being the final light polish. The stuff is available at Tap Plastics and maybe Home Depot. I've not tried it, but would like to find a pruduct that will do what your asking.
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mash100




PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Wed Apr 13, 2011 3:46 am

M1A Rifleman wrote:
Ive read that a product called Novus Plastic Polish is supposd to work. There are 3 grades, with #1 being the final light polish. The stuff is available at Tap Plastics and maybe Home Depot. I've not tried it, but would like to find a pruduct that will do what your asking.
thumb Cool! Thanks Mr M1A - looks like this stuff is available in UK: http://www.plasticstockist.com/Novus-Plastic-Polish.aspx
I will get some of this in the next couple of weeks for experimentation.
Edit: I also found Xerapol Plastic Polish: http://www.intobikes.co.uk/products/001503/Bike_It_Xerapol_Plastic_Polish?pt=0123&rt=36&rg=12&sg=OR&st=pt&sf=latest&sd=DESC anyone got experience with it? dunno
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millert85




PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Thu Apr 14, 2011 7:10 pm

i have a product at work called Plexus. i havent really tried it with panels, but for light swirly scratches on windscreens it is fantastic. got a regular with an old r100 and you couldn't see thru the screen, gave it 3 runs over and it was nearly new. its apartently a silicone sort of polish, you spray on, let it sit a couple mins and it soaks in and fills scratches, then you polish it off.
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wingnut




PostSubject: Plastic Renew   Fri May 27, 2011 9:13 am

This might work,its for motorcycle and ATV plastic
The reviews are good,and the price is not bad either

http://www.bikebandit.com/pc-racing-plastic-renew?WT.mc_id=1484958
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motokid
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PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Fri May 27, 2011 11:29 am

Apply throttle - find mud - apply more throttle - cover scratch with mud - be happy..... hide

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gatorfan




PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Fri May 27, 2011 10:47 pm

Wear those scratches like a badge of honor.
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jason meacham




PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Fri Jun 17, 2011 3:49 pm

like gatorfan said ,,,wear those scratches like a badge of honor,,,,,I use a spray polish (made by kawasaki) to get the plastic clean but I don,t worry about scratches,,that's the beauty of owning a bike like ours,, you don[t have to spend alot of time polishing it which gives you more time to ride. last july I took my wrr to the white mountains in New Hampshire and there were a few couples on Harleys staying in the next cabin..each morning when I left for my days ride,these guys were out polishing their bikes and when I would get back in the early evening these guys were polishing their bikes,,it made me laugh out loud everytime,,,I'll never understand the harley mentalitY,,from what I can tell, these guys spend more time cleaning and talking about their bikes than they do riding them......just my 2cents
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00PowderSpecial




PostSubject: Re: Polishing and removing scratches on plastic   Sun Jul 31, 2011 6:08 am

jason meacham wrote:
like gatorfan said ,,,wear those scratches like a badge of honor,,,,,I use a spray polish (made by kawasaki) to get the plastic clean but I don,t worry about scratches,,that's the beauty of owning a bike like ours,, you don[t have to spend alot of time polishing it which gives you more time to ride. last july I took my wrr to the white mountains in New Hampshire and there were a few couples on Harleys staying in the next cabin..each morning when I left for my days ride,these guys were out polishing their bikes and when I would get back in the early evening these guys were polishing their bikes,,it made me laugh out loud everytime,,,I'll never understand the harley mentalitY,,from what I can tell, these guys spend more time cleaning and talking about their bikes than they do riding them......just my 2cents

I was the same way with my sportbikes, but the WR to me is a bike made to ride hard, which is what I do with it, it's always dusty and muddy and I can wash it and it's the same way again after a good ride. But I do like a nice clean shiny bike, and don't mind doing it but riding down dusty roads you'll never keep the WR clean.
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