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1989 750 OLD UGLY BLACK PLASTIC RESTORE.

Ok i have a 1989 750 love the bike.(and remember i live in the deep south lots of months of very bright sun) But hate the way the black plastic that covered the radiator,the pieces in front of the tank that cover the coil and radiator cap and even the little tool box that sets on the back that bolts to the grab bar.I have tried EVERYTHING all the different black plastic restore products out there and as far as i am concerned they all SUCK. They were fine for a week or two then they would fade to the milky black i was trying to get rid of . So i decided to try some thing different. I bought some rust Oleum Plastic paint. (Gloss Black) I wiped the pieces down with paint thinner let them dry then went to painting. At first i made VERY thin coats.Let those dry and repeated until i got them well covered and even all over.Then i put on a coat of Rust Oleum Clear coat.Doing as before with VERY thin coats until well and even covered.I think they Turned out GREAT!! I understand that some might not want to high gloss look on these pieces but it gave me the look i wanted!!


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Great job, they look great Bane

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Look's fantastic !
I have considered performing the same project...
I resorted to Black Restore stuff 1x - 2x per year type thing.

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Looks brand new. Good job.
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look good! I painted my neck covers same as my tank, side covers and fenders. looks good

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Very shiny. How's the adhesion of the paint? I was going to do this, but I was lazy and you beat me to the punch. Only thing I was concerned about is that the paint will chip/peel off if it is scratched over time.

An update on the condition of the paint after a couple of weeks would be awesome.
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Very shiny. How's the adhesion of the paint? I was going to do this, but I was lazy and you beat me to the punch. Only thing I was concerned about is that the paint will chip/peel off if it is scratched over time.

An update on the condition of the paint after a couple of weeks would be awesome.
It's plastic paint, so it it bonds with plastic better than standard paints. Chipping won't be an issue.

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It's plastic paint, so it it bonds with plastic better than standard paints. Chipping won't be an issue.
Depends on prep as well.also how old and brittle the plastic is is also a deciding factor.I have had great results restoring those panels with used motor oil.the pretrolium in the oil helps revitalize the plastic and the carbon from the motor acts as a dye

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I have had great results restoring those panels with used motor oil.the pretrolium in the oil helps revitalize the plastic and the carbon from the motor acts as a dye
X2 that... I've used the same method a few times with good results

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