Any new (or old) products for making plastic shine?

flatout111
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8/17/2017 7:50pm Edited Date/Time 8/19/2017 10:39am
Picked up a 12.5 KTM Factory Edition. Very good condition but plastic needs a little love to make it shine. Age old question, I know, but any new or good old products for bringing it to life?

Thanks.
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CarlinoJoeVideo
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8/17/2017 7:54pm
SC1 Clear Coat after washing and right before you ride under your fenders


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Lemon pledge
JohnMatrix
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8/17/2017 8:33pm
SC1 works great and smells like a stripper, win win in my book

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Shit, saw this as I was bashing the EU contingent and signing off to pack for Budds Creek.

303 Aerospace protectant.
at687
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8/17/2017 11:27pm
JohnMatrix wrote:
SC1 works great and smells like a stripper, win win in my book
Haha couldn't agree more!

Plus 1 on SC1, works very well
flatout111
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8/17/2017 11:50pm
SC1 looks to be well thought of. Thanks guys. Recommended bike wash to protect those red bull graphics?

As always, much appreciated.
Acidreamer
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Sc1 all the way. I use it on my gsxr and kx and get compliments constantly on how clean and good they look. Use it with a microfiber cloth
Zaugg
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8/18/2017 7:14am
Don't try to reinvent the wheel...just get some SC1.
flatout111
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Picking up some SC1 now. Any tips on bike wash and also cleaning a seat that's a little dirty?
Swann
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8/18/2017 7:17am Edited Date/Time 8/18/2017 7:18am
SC1 for the win. I also wear it as body spray because I love the smell of candy-coated, effervescent stripper jubblies being shoved into my face.
MR. X
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8/18/2017 7:20am
I always hosed it down then went with straight simple green and another hose down.
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There endless amount of trim restorers used for car detailing. Try one of them out !
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mop n glo
Zaugg
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8/18/2017 8:00am Edited Date/Time 8/18/2017 8:01am
Simple green works well but it will damage powder coating. (Turns black wheels purple essentially) It will also etch aluminum. Just don't leave it on for a long time. and you should be good.

Any good soap and water combo works well. Hit your bike with water, scrub it down with a soapy brush, repeat on those stubborn stains and then rinse. Power washer is helpful.

Some people use scotch brite on aluminum frames to remove boot scuffs/ black marks. Magic erasers are another tool to remove scuffs/ black marks especially on plastics.

Once she's clean...finish it off with some SC1 and inhale deeply.

Disclaimer: There isn't a "right" way to clean a bike. Everyone has their own technique. Just protect your air filter and plug your exhaust and you should be fine.
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If you're going to put stickers or graphics on do it before you spray anything on it. Stickers don't stick to anything coated with SC1.
IceMan446
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8/18/2017 8:57am
SC1 makes things look greasy to me.

Honda makes a spray cleaner and polish, works really well. Thicker than the SC1 and works way better without the super shiny look.

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flatout111
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Anyone try VP racing powerwash?
mx317
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8/18/2017 9:31am
JohnMatrix wrote:
SC1 works great and smells like a stripper, win win in my book
Yes and yes!
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I used SC1 on my vinyl shutters on my house and made them look like new. They were chalky looking before I sprayed them.
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8/18/2017 9:45am
I've always been partial to Plexus. SC1 is great as well.
CarlinoJoeVideo
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8/18/2017 10:32am
flatout111 wrote:
Anyone try VP racing powerwash?
I tried it and didn't do much. I won't buy it again.
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8/18/2017 11:56am
I use Armour All tire foam to be honest, where I live not many dealers sell SC1. A few days later my uncle was showing me a quad he has and the plastic looked great and told me he used tire foam. It probably won't work as well as SC1, but it is more common to find and don't worry it doesn't harm the plastic. I used it on my YZ 450 for years now
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8/18/2017 12:59pm
dsmith wrote:
mop n glo
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gt80rider
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8/18/2017 1:00pm
Do u even lift? Wd40 for the win...
mark911
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8/18/2017 3:00pm
On really beat up plastic you can wet sand with 2000 grit and buff out. The trick is using the right pad, speed and pressure. There's lots of you tube videos. Wont need any top coats if done correctly and looks almost factory. Its more work but the results will last.
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8/18/2017 3:04pm
This stuff you can get at Walmart and will make your bike look like new but you won't be able to hold on to it when you ride ,another thing that works is while your bike is still wet soak it with Armor All and just let it dry overnight. It will look like New the next day





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