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plastic colour restorer
« on: May 30, 2013, 11:04:09 PM »
Hi all,

I remember seeing somewhere a post for restoring the colour of my grey plastic around the bike which in places has become dull looking.
Can anyone please guide me to that post or recommend a good colour restorer.
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #1 on: May 31, 2013, 06:46:00 AM »
Mother's "Naturally Black"   or   Auto Glym "Vinyl and Rubber Care".    The Auto Glym does a much better job, but leaves a slight greasy feel to the treated surface.
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #2 on: May 31, 2013, 05:36:10 PM »
Turtle Wax Premium Grade Trim Restorer, I use it on my grey plastic and it comes up beautifully and seems to last a long time.
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #3 on: July 29, 2013, 09:15:20 PM »
Don't laugh but peanut butter does the job
 

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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2013, 09:26:53 PM »
Don't laugh but peanut butter does the job

Smooth or crunchy ?? :eek
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #5 on: July 29, 2013, 09:27:20 PM »
That'll bring out the bike lickers.
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #6 on: July 29, 2013, 09:32:39 PM »
Don't laugh but peanut butter does the job

I have to say I am really curious to know more...do a test run for us and post some photos we would love to see the results!
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #7 on: July 29, 2013, 09:50:47 PM »


Smooth
 

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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #8 on: July 30, 2013, 07:03:34 AM »
Don't laugh but peanut butter does the job
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #9 on: July 30, 2013, 08:44:51 AM »
One might deduce that rubbing in Peanut Oil is the requirement.  That will avoid all the odd looks you get with all that brown tack hanging off your bike.    :eek    :-X
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #10 on: July 30, 2013, 04:24:25 PM »
Not to mention the fact that rodents love peanut butter. :o
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #11 on: December 09, 2013, 05:55:12 PM »
Turtle Wax Premium Grade Trim Restorer, I use it on my grey plastic and it comes up beautifully and seems to last a long time.

Thanks for this tip!

I went out on the weekend and got some and its done an amazing job, cheers :clap
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #12 on: December 09, 2013, 09:27:39 PM »
And I was thinking people on here we're Nuts  :crazy

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« Reply #13 on: December 09, 2013, 09:46:29 PM »
Oh noes...what have I done to my bike!
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #14 on: June 16, 2015, 02:47:46 PM »
This is a perennial issue so I thought I'd give it a bump and advise that the AutoGlym product that I have been using on my black bits has had a name change.

It's now called AutoGlym Bumper and Trim Gel, and is available from Repco stores.
See  http://www.autoglym.com.au/products/products/bumper-and-trim-gel-1

This is a very effective product which restores unpainted plastic that has faded or gone grey to a beautiful glossy black.
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #15 on: June 16, 2015, 06:58:44 PM »
Whilst Peanut oil does do the job, it doesn't do it for very long.  Two months tops. Very handy if you were selling.....   ;-*
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #16 on: June 16, 2015, 08:21:28 PM »
It's now called AutoGlym Bumper and Trim Gel, and is available from Repco stores.

How much is it?  I use Armourall which keeps the black plastic looking good ($10).  I also see Supercheap Auto have Meguiars wipes claiming to do the same (also $10).
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #17 on: June 16, 2015, 08:59:11 PM »
It's now called AutoGlym Bumper and Trim Gel, and is available from Repco stores.

How much is it?  I use Armourall which keeps the black plastic looking good ($10).  I also see Supercheap Auto have Meguiars wipes claiming to do the same (also $10).

I's quite expensive at $27 for 325ml, but the results are a darker shinier black, and a longer lasting finish to that achieved with Armourall.   I've tried Armourall Protectant, and Mothers Back to Black, and the AutoGlym is far superior to both.
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #18 on: December 02, 2015, 05:22:16 PM »
I just rub down the grey plastic with baby oil... works a treat!

Wiped it down last Sunday... lasts a couple of weeks. click on pic to enlarge

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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #19 on: December 02, 2015, 06:16:15 PM »
Kev, where do you store the emu feather duster? :beer
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Re: plastic colour restorer
« Reply #20 on: December 02, 2015, 07:17:54 PM »
I would reply to that, but Brock would delete the post  :grin :rofl
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