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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:18 pm 
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Just discovered something I though i would pass along.
Found out today that a WD-40 soaked rag followed by a dry one a few minutes later works wonders on body panels, turn signal housings and pretty much anything plastic on the bike, shines up the seat too. My spree went from a 20 yard bike to a 20 foot bike.

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 10:25 pm 
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Thanks Kenny for the tip--thats what I like about this forum, folks helping each other, and sharing info!

Will try this tomorrow!

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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:14 pm 
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haha watch out for dust though, WD40 is like a magnet! turns it brown...


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 03, 2009 11:15 pm 
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oooooooh yay gotta give this a try :D

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 1:20 am 
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I used Engine Brite engine degreaser on mine with a sponge, followed with a steady stream of water to remove the degreaser. Then sprayed Son of a Gun protectant in the yellow bottle as it was still wet. Let it soak for about 5 min not letting it dry then wipe off with a clean cloth. This did wonders for the plastics on my Gyro. :mrgreen:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 7:58 am 
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Only thing I would think is this trick is likely temporary, similar to polishing. eventually would fade back

But a good one, especially if you have plenty wd40 handy

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 9:03 am 
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I wet sanded my plastics to remove the surface oxidation. That way I don't have to redo it after the WD40 wears off.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:34 pm 
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The thing is dust doesn't stick to it any worse than it used to and it doesn't fell greasy. i would think that engine degreaser would dissolve plastic.

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 2:58 pm 
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Woot!

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 04, 2009 3:13 pm 
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Kenny_McCormic wrote:
i would think that engine degreaser would dissolve plastic.


Others may, but the "Engine Brite" made by Gunk is made for all under engine plastics as well. Its the best stuff I have ever used. I wouldnt tell people to use it if it would dissolve the plastics :roll:

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PostPosted: Thu Jun 11, 2009 9:47 pm 
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Another thing I discovered, boil a carb in water to remove varnish. Do it outside in a junk pan(or go ghetto and use a dented to * dog food bowl)on a burner nobody cares about. Its not as good as buying a bucket of dip but it works.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 11:41 am 
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What about Armorall? I think I can find a bottle in my son's stuff that he left for Pop to inherit when he left home. It's mine now.

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What about Armorall? I think I can find a bottle in my son's stuff that he left for Pop to inherit when he left home. It's mine now.


I have read in more than one source that Armor All is bad for plastic. It eventually damages the plastic.

I stick to my above mentioned process. It removes the chalkiness instead of hiding it.

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PostPosted: Tue Jun 16, 2009 1:33 pm 
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Hey,

Mothers has a nice product called Back To Black that i have used on my Black Spree and on my Mustang's trim with great results too.


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PostPosted: Sat Aug 14, 2010 6:04 am 
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I lied The Colgate tooth paste works OK , But after seeing some other postd on cleaning ,I tried Mothers back to black ... What a difference
Day & night worked great and a lot less work .So use the colgate for brushing your teeth and Mothers Back To Black for cleaning your plastic .


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