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    Does anyone have any tips for polishing the plastics on my bike, and the best products to use.

  • #2
    See RRossi at Clean Ride for all your needs

    http://www.perthstreetbikes.com/foru...o-good-164697/

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    • #3
      cheers buddy!

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      • #4
        Try Plexus - can get at select shops - I get mine from Total Motorcycle Accessories in East Vic Park. Vuplex is its inferior, cheaper cousin and can be bought from Bunnings (but is a mission to find).

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        • #5
          take a gander here : Shop


          then PM me your questions along with what your working with and what you want to achieve and I will do my best to help.



          Plexus is more a cleaner/sealer, it doesn't polish so to speak as in remove haze, swirls, light scratches and so on, I sell it too but everything has its place



          RR
          http://www.cleanride.com.au - https://www.facebook.com/cleanridedetailingstudio/ - https://twitter.com/CleanRideAD - https://www.instagram.com/clean_ride_aus/

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          • #6
            Is Nu finish still on the market?

            used to use it all the time but havnt seen it for years.

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            • #7
              is it too late to start stalking Kristy???

              Only for polishing advise ----of course.....
              " Imagination is the seed of life..."

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              • #8
                So, since this thread already exists I'll stick my plastic polishing dilemma in here. I have a 2005 Superduke and the gauge cover plastics (clear) have perished. The solution to this is to wet sand it back up and polish it up nicely, which I have done with a Mother's headlight restoration kit, and it is now nice and shiny.

                My dilemma now is how do I protect the gauges to prevent this happening again? I will be trying to keep the bike covered as much as possible to keep the sun off it, but would like to put something on there that protects against the UV. Ideally, I'd like something that I can paint on and leave rather than having to re-apply periodically. My plan was to paint the covers with clear coat, but after trying to clean the residual polish off with brake cleaner (which worked ok), and then hitting them with plastic primer, the primer has fogged a bit so isn't going to work (I can easily polish it back off). I can try clearcoating without plastic primer, but I suspect the results would be similar, and I'm not sure how easy it would be to polish off if it fogs or doesn't stick due to residual polish. Any ideas?

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                • #9
                  Ive restored heavily weathered guage plastics with Chux magic white hard surface cleaner.
                  (the fine white ones you clean glass with)
                  circular motion with detergent and water.



                  At first I thought it would be too brutal but was so fine it doesnt scratch, in fact it takes scratches off.
                  (I tested it on a Honda ATV that had 0% visibility of the digital guages that are now brand new)
                  Then just armor-All.

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                  • #10
                    Nu finish is the bomb, yes its still availible @ pooper cheap
                    #63

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                    • #11
                      So easy to use, unlike the Maguires 2 step process.

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                      • #12
                        ffs took forever to get that patina..... now ya wanna polish it out???
                        faster ya go closer to nirvana

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