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Re shine fairings

Hi all think I've seen somewhere on here to shine plastics
Got a motard that I'm fixing up from previous owners neglect any one point me in the right direction or give advice
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Armorall. Spray the plastics to the point where it's dripping off, let it sit for a few hours, then wash like normal.
I did this to do my 4 wheeler, it would bring back some of the color in the sun faded areas.
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What if it's been sanded with sand paper


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Ummm...
Just to make sure we are talking about the same thing, is this with the colored plastic or paint?
But with the colored plastic, you're probably going to have to sand the sanding scratches out, like on metal, with progressively finer and finer grit sandpaper, then finish off with a polishing compound, like a headlight restore kit.
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If I'm on the wrong track, someone please speak up. I don't want to lead anyone to do something wrong.
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Also something to maybe try with colored plastic,
wipe it down with acetone, the acetone may melt the plastic enough to let the scratches to "self level"

I know this is a step in manufacturing many plastic items to remove tooling marks.
But use sparingly in an unseen area to test for any ill-affects.
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Yes I have an 05 husky smr450 and it's been abused trying to find the balance of time spent and/or moneyed spent to take the abused look away with out over capitalising will try buffing I have 1200 do I need to go finer?


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The finer the better.
You may want to try a headlight restore kit, all they do is first, sand off the surface imperfections then then polish/buff to a shiny finish.
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Cheers for advice will try that


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