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post #1 of 11 Old 06-25-2019, 01:20 PM Thread Starter
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Faded Plastic

The plastic on my 03 400 is in good shape but badly faded from sun. Anyone have a good restoration method? Rubbing compound didn’t cut it.
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post #2 of 11 Old 06-25-2019, 08:12 PM
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I typed faded atv plastic restorer on Youtube and got about a dozen options.

Please keep us informed on what method you try and how well it works.

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post #3 of 11 Old 06-25-2019, 08:34 PM
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Have you tried some wax?

My 2000 Kodiak's plastics looked just as good when I sold it 2 years ago as it did when I bought it.

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Have you tried some wax?

My 2000 plastics looked just as good when I sold it 2 years ago as it did when I bought it.
Tried the wax - nada. Tried some of the YouTube methods including the heat gun. Admittedly I was somewhat hesitant about the heat. Nothing seemed to help much. My plastic has some white streaks as if it had been bent which has not happened. Hoping someone on here had the same problem
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You might want to do a search for "plastic restorer" and see what comes up.

Usually once the plastic is faded there really isn't much that will bring it back without having to work on it every year or so.

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SC-1. Sold on amazon. Amazing stuff. Called new bike in a can and it’s true.
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post #7 of 11 Old 07-02-2019, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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SC-1. Sold on amazon. Amazing stuff. Called new bike in a can and itís true.
Thanks to everyone who replied but the bike sold over the weekend.
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For future reference, I have a spray bottle of Turtle wax (I cant remember the exact name) that reminds me of Armor-All that I put on my 2001 Honda Foreman Rubicon and it went from a dull red to a shiny vibrant like new red. I was very impressed. I also have a spray can of Amsoil "Mudslinger" that gave me the same results.
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I actually wished that the finish on the new bikes was duller than it is.

A shiny machine is hard to hide off of the trail when you are out hunting.

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I actually wished that the finish on the new bikes was duller than it is.

A shiny machine is hard to hide off of the trail when you are out hunting.
I never minded mine being dull either until I wanted to sell it.
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