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Old 07-06-2013, 03:08 PM
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Hello people.. Me again I have a badly scratched front plastics and other plastics which way of fixing it would get me the past gloss and red colour of it ? I thought about sand papering it what do you think people? :?
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You can get a new one from UFO : )
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Use a razor blade and scrape the old material off the surface. Make sure you keep everything even and only scrape the plastic towards you, going all around the fender. Once you have removed all the old material, use a cleaning agent to clean up the plastic(goof off or equivalent). If you really want to make it look good, use a heat gun after to really bring out the shine.

Please refer to this video for more details.


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Old 07-06-2013, 11:24 PM
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Easier to just buy one
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I can't buy new ones because there kinda expensive in my country. I thought about sand papering them any ideas could it do better ? I tried heat guning but it only made the surface bright red for a few seconds, but when the plastic cooled down it went back to being the same faded plastic and even left some strange blurrs from not even heating..
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Scraping is the way to go as already stated. Sanding will not work on plastic.
You have to get the old dead part of the plastic off first ( the white part) and then you can use a wet sanding with very fine sand paper and then heat it. You can use Mop & Glo on it to keep it looking good, but you have to put it on after each washing.

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Scraping is the way to go as already stated. Sanding will not work on plastic.
You have to get the old dead part of the plastic off first ( the white part) and then you can use a wet sanding with very fine sand paper and then heat it. You can use Mop & Glo on it to keep it looking good, but you have to put it on after each washing.

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Thank you for your reply i'll try it out and share the results when i'm done
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That video is really good!

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That video is really good and very helpful, I'm going to give it a go on some of my old/spare plastics today.
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Did some razor blade work on my plastic really helped to get rid of that whiteness.
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