Making dingy white radiator louvers clean again??

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9/14/2018 9:13 AM

I'm doing a little rebuild project on a 04 CRF that I'm planning on selling. The radiator louvers are in good shape other than their appearance. I've sprayed them down with Simple Green and Shout, but it doesn't really do the trick. It's not in the build budget to buy new ones, is there a trick to getting making these white again?

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9/14/2018 9:28 AM

You could possibly scotch brite them and then use a heat gun to smooth the finish back up. Not sure if it will work but if cleaners dont do the trick, abrasives are the next step.

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9/14/2018 10:16 AM

Put plain white graphics on them.

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9/14/2018 11:07 AM

I’ve had luck with soft scrub... depends how stained they are.

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9/14/2018 11:22 AM

Soft scrub with bleach will not scratch the plastic.works ok on white.

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9/14/2018 11:48 AM

Napa Alumibrite. Spray on, waait about 10 seconds and pressure wash off. Does better than anything else I've tried......

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9/14/2018 1:01 PM

Just buy new ones on ebay. They arent that expensive and it beats wasting more money on cleaners and other stuff for it to “somewhat work”.

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9/14/2018 5:25 PM

Thanks for the suggestions. I actually have some Soft Scrub in the house, I'm going to give that a shot, first.

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9/15/2018 3:55 PM

Mr. Clean magic eraser

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
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9/17/2018 10:12 AM

I used straight purple power on mine and scrubber them with a toothbrush. They almost looked new. On my old 450 I experimented with some white plasti dip. Surprisingly it worked really well and help up to the pressure washer. Kinda ghetto but only I knew and they stayed white until I sold the bike.

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9/17/2018 12:11 PM

Thanks for all of the ideas, guys. I'll try to let you guys know which remedy worked.

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9/17/2018 12:30 PM

eric513anderson wrote:

Mr. Clean magic eraser

This is my go to usually. Works great. Good on white boots too

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9/17/2018 12:45 PM

eric513anderson wrote:

Mr. Clean magic eraser

murph783 wrote:

This is my go to usually. Works great. Good on white boots too

Yep. Considering I use them to clean the backside of the side plates (which are white on all of my bikes) I can't believe I didn't think of it sooner.

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