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Offline Steve404

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Buffing my black bits!
« on: January 05, 2019, 01:01:50 pm »
Having removed a lot of panels to free the radiator so I could clean the crud away (used a mix of Hydrogen Peroxide and several rinses and has done a great job of letting the rad breathe again) I am now reassembling.

Any recommends on the best cleaner/polish to use on the black bits, ie the belly pan, black side trims etc, they are looking a little greyish and i could do with something to restore the black for a fresher look?

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Re: Buffing my black bits!
« Reply #1 on: January 05, 2019, 01:15:48 pm »
I always use Auto Glym Vinyl and Rubber Care. You can wipe it off for a duller, matt finish or leave it to dry for a gloss finish as you prefer.

I use it on all the black plastic bits including the bumpers on the Sport Cases. It needs re-applying each time you clean the bike, or when it gets serviced, which ever is soonest  8)

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Re: Buffing my black bits!
« Reply #2 on: January 05, 2019, 01:19:46 pm »
WD 40 or even baby oil will do the trick but like Brians method, needs to be re-applied from time to time. You could try the hair drier trick.

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Re: Buffing my black bits!
« Reply #3 on: January 05, 2019, 01:24:18 pm »
I used to use WD on the car but on the bike withits exposed brake calipers and rotors I am a little more circumspect  :o

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Re: Buffing my black bits!
« Reply #4 on: January 05, 2019, 07:40:08 pm »
Cheers Gents,
Tried WD on the black bits and works a treat, who would have thought.

I've also got some of the Autoglym in the shed, so will see how that goes too.

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