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post #11 of 19 Old 11-09-2011, 09:54 PM
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I know this is a Cat forum. But another bike manufacturer that's name begins with "Yama" sells a great atv plastic cleaner. I use it on all my bikes and it brings it back the original shine and coloring.
When it doesn't work using it by hand. I have used it as a buffing compound with a wheel and it did a great job. The last I bought was $10 for 12oz bottle.

When I need to touch up my racks and chassis paint. I use regular Rustoleum gloss black rattle can paint.

When I clean my bike seat, I use Lemon Pledge. I wash it with soap/water first, then dry, then use this to make it shine.
It does make it slippy and smell fruity. But products like regular Armor-all tend to dry out seat covers which makes them wear out/fail prematurely.

I don't use products other than soap/water on my tires. I have no reason why, I just don't.

I buff headlight lenses when foggy with toothpaste. (note: Paste type not Gell type) Yes I know they sell various brands at auto parts stores. But toothpaste works better than the 1 brand I tried previously. Plus is cheaper priced. The brand I tried was Advanced Shine (or something like that) in a grey bottle.
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I just started using the Novus 1 and 2 on my pod display and it worked great with my die grinder and a 2 inch buffing pad. The display looked kike it had a lot of little cracks in it. Went over it a couple times and much better. As for the scratches in my plastics, the # 2 has taken out a few shallow ones but I need to get # 3 or a sander to get some of them out. Barbed wire is not kind to plastic fenders and mine is scratched all to heck! The # 1 does put a nice shine on but I dont know for how long, just used it last week on a small spot.

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What is the best think to use if you plastics are already pretty faded? I just got a 2002 cat for my little brother and it apparent that it sat outside in the sun for most of its life.
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Faded plastic? answer is new plastic. Nothing can bring the color back. It fades deep within the plastic.
Red is horrible with the sun. My 05 500 turned pink after 2 years and minumal time in the sun. Then I was told that flouresent lights will fade plastic as well, especially red.
My dealer gave me some bang up plastic fenders to experiment with. They were practically new. I tried polishing compound and a foam wheel. Before the scratches came out, I burned the plastic. Tried rubbing compound, it worked but left it;s own scratches. I tried a sereis of plastic polishes, from 5 or so different makers, even 1200 & 1600 grit wet dry sand paper.
most everything I tried worked but not very well. I could never get it back to a new look.
this is what i have been using since; it hides scratches for a week to 10 days, it is a little greasy though, but it looks nice
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Go figure red would be the worse and thats what I got
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Red is the worst color for Fading, color matching, etc.I work in Automotive industry.Think about it...thats why you dont see many reds (and never bright ones) on plastics .

Get around the "little "ZRT to play with the big gun.

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The only way to deal with deteriorating or scratched plastics is to acquire another quad in CAMMO (hopefully for a good deal) swap out plastics and sell the other for profit! (LOL) IT was the best decision I made!
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I could also suggest klasse all in one cleaner for matte finish paints. and for leather and plastic Meguiars hyper dressings
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