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Old 05-25-2003, 07:30 PM
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After having the box of Plastic Renew sitting around for almost two years, I decided to give it a try today on my banged up stock plastic. I'm VERY impressed with how well this stuff does work. It DOES NOT make your plastic perfect and new again, but it does make a huge difference. I first tried it out on my white sidepanels because I was kind of scared of it messing my plastic up, but all went well with them so I decided to try the back fender. After wet sanding the fender with the supplied sand paper and drying the fender off, I nearly panicked because my fender looked terrible! : It was all scratched up and really nasty looking, but as soon as I wiped some of the chemical on there it started taking a shine. I followed the directions and have NO GRIPES with this product. My word of advice- make sure to put the chemical all over the piece you are working on, because if you don't you can see the line where you stopped. Also, next time I use this I'm going to get a finer grit to finish up with than the 400, because I could still see scratches after sanding with the 400 grit. A little extra time and elbow grease might make a difference too, I just did a quickie job on mine. When all was said and done, I could still see some lines in the plastic from applying the chemical, but my bike looks a million times better after using this stuff. Try it, follow the directions, and you won't be disappointed. My next trick is going to be Mop N Glo to help with the shine/possibly help remove the visible streaks.
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Old 05-26-2003, 12:31 AM
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Default Re: Plastic Renew- big thumbs up

Almost forgot- the steel wool they give you in the kit worked really good to clean up my WC frame guards and the can on my FMF pipe
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Old 06-21-2003, 09:46 AM
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Default Re: Plastic Renew- big thumbs up

just mop and glow will do the same thing. it is just an acryllic. it it a good product though.
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Old 06-21-2003, 10:35 AM
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Thanks Cowboy, I always wondered how well that stuff worked.
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Old 06-21-2003, 11:23 AM
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just mop and glow will do the same thing. it is just an acryllic. it it a good product though.
yardpro, do you know if Mop N Glow will get rid of the scratch marks from wet sanding? I've heard a lot of good about Mop N Glow both here and TT. A bottle of Mop N Glow and some sandpaper would probably be cheaper than the Plastic Renew kit.
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Old 06-21-2003, 12:13 PM
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Any pics of the "new" plastic?
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Old 09-25-2003, 11:27 PM
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Default Re: Plastic Renew- big thumbs up

Cowboy, you need to use successive grits til you reach about 1500. Then it will really shine!
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Old 09-26-2003, 05:30 AM
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yep, i tried the renew also. good stuff. they are cheap with the sandpaper though.
now we just sand, use soe superfine wet paper, apply mop and glow then buff with steel wool. looks great.
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Old 09-26-2003, 06:12 AM
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Default Re: Plastic Renew- big thumbs up

That must be why what I did on a buddies 4 wheeler still looks a little rough. It does work well, but not quite as good as new plastic. I'll have to go get some finer sand paper.

Doesn't it also recommend using steele wool?
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Old 09-26-2003, 08:06 AM
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Yardpro, I will go one step further. I use Mop-n-glo, but I hear if you purchase the industrial floor acrylic like what they put down on high school/college/ and professional basketball floors, that stuff will last forever. Mop-n-glo will start to wash off after about 5-6 bike washings, but all you got to do is re-apply it to make it look shiney again.
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Old 02-25-2004, 06:09 PM
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Yeah...I went through the successive grit sandpaper thing and my rear fender shined but you could still see the marks left from earlier heavy grits. I didn't know about the Mop & Glo trick and just bought a UFO fender on eBay. I know now. Thanks.
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Old 07-15-2006, 12:10 AM
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whatever you do -->if you put on a sticker or graphics on don`t ever try to peel it off as you`ll take off the plastic renew with the sticker - also plastic renew can scratch off but that same effect would scratch a new fender anyways-i bought a 1984 cr500 once that had the plastic renew job done on it and it looked great,especially from 20 feet away at 40mph-the red was very bright and nice till one day when i pulled off the stickers,underneath i could see exactly how dull the plastic was,so ON went new stickers ---another great idea is to just apply fake fur over your plastic with some glue,use your imagination and don`t forget to send us some pictures when you`re done
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Old 07-15-2006, 01:49 AM
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Would the fur necessarily have to be fake?
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