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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 07:05 PM Thread Starter
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reclaiming your black plastic parts from sun fade

I just used this trick i found from you tube on removing the whiting from plastic. my rad cover was very sun bleach so i took my heat gun and with cover remover from bike i used the heat gun to make the plastic shine again. don't stay in one spot at all or you'll melt the plastic fast but sweep back and forth. i kept the gun about 1 inch from the plastic. looks a hundred times better now.

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 04-28-2012, 09:18 PM
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I normally apply WD-40 every once in awhile. Someone on here soaked their plastic in used motor oil with the same results.

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The heat gun will also remove the whitening from plastic that has been bent. thia works for any color plastic that i know of

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Even though a heat gun may work, your actually drying out the plastic even more! Plastic is made from oil and a heat gun loosens up the mixture and brings some oil back to the surface. Applying actual oil is best.
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