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Any suggestions on the best way to refurbish plastic with the shiny black trim? I have seen a few videos on youtube. Boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Also plastic sanding. What kind of sand paper or block is the best? Grit # for plastic? Where do you find the wet type sandpaper?
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Any suggestions on the best way to refurbish plastic with the shiny black trim? I have seen a few videos on youtube. Boiled linseed oil and mineral spirits. Also plastic sanding. What kind of sand paper or block is the best? Grit # for plastic? Where do you find the wet type sandpaper?
I did some "refurbishing" and "polishing" on my old plastics before I threw in the towel and said [email protected]&k it. No matter how much you sand, buff and polish, if your plastic is scratched to $h!t there is not much that will bring back that shiny new luster.

There are two schools of thought here:

1.)"you can't paint a turd purple and call it an eggplant."

Or

2.)"you can't polish a turd, but you can roll it in glitter."

If you are of the latter, you can give "Plastic Renew" a go. I used it frequently and the results were fair. I would suggest a good spray on polish or detailer like Maxima SC1 Silicone Detailer or Pro Honda Spray Cleaner & Polish as well. Good luck!
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I'll give those products a try. I have seen on youtube guys shaving, wet sanding, linseed oiling, and using a heat gun to make the plastic look better. Just don't know the best way to go about doing it and not wasting alot of time for little or no results.
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I have found that its a 4 step application to get it to come out right, starting off with 1000 grit automotive 3m sanding pads for wet sanding and work my way to a 3000 grit 3m wet sanding pad then use mothers plastic polish and buff by hand using a recommended polishing towel, it does look great but does take some time, if im only removing light scratches or swirles i only use the 3000 and the plastic polish.
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All that work, then what not ride it again? The plastics are going to get scuffed and scratched. If you want it to look good for around $100.00 get a decal kit. AMR Racing Graphics Decal Kit CLEARANCE Sale for Honda TRX 700XX 09 12 Reloaded | eBay

Personally I've been using the cheap stuff from Meguiar's Supreme Shine® Protectant | Meguiar's I find this on sale from time to time for $4.00 or so. Mequiars also just came out with a product Ultimate Black Plastic Restorer | Meguiar's I haven't found this yet to try it out. The supreme shine is for interiors of cars, but does wonders to the atv plastic. And is fast and easy to apply after cleaning the quad.

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