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Old March 5th, 2019, 05:49 AM   #1
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Black bodywork turning milky?

I keep my bikes garaged at home but they spend alot of time out in the sun regardless. The black plastic bodywork on my HS is turning sun bleached and milky.
Is there anything that can be done to restore it?
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Old March 5th, 2019, 08:31 AM   #2
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I use back to black from mother's on my bikes and cars.
on other panels that don't have decals or anything, I just use satin black rustoleum spray paint.

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Old March 5th, 2019, 01:46 PM   #3
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This stuff is amazing, and it lasts. Apply it, let it soak in for a few hours, then wipe off thoroughly to minimize dust attraction.
https://www.amazon.com/CarGuys-Plast.../dp/B071FRWWRF
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Old March 5th, 2019, 06:02 PM   #4
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Good info, noticed the plastic getting a little faded on my 2015. So far so good on the 2018 but good to have options.
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Old March 5th, 2019, 09:47 PM   #5
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I have been a big fan of Honda Spray Cleaner & Polish since my first bike: Honda Cleaner
Rub all plastic and metal down after a wash. Great for a quick helmet cleaning, too.

My fuel filler plastic panel is really bad. Combo of sun wash and fuel spray have turned it varying shades of gray. Just did a CF vinyl wrap as a test piece. Pretty technical piece with lots of steps and curves but it turned out pretty good. Might try the hugger next.
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Old March 5th, 2019, 10:09 PM   #6
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That Car Guys stuff reads pretty good. I spent many years Back-to-Blacking my poor GTI's trim. One hard rain or a wash and I had to re-apply. And it was an oily mess that collected dirt on the painted parts that got overspray.
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Old March 6th, 2019, 06:50 AM   #7
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I'll try giving that car guys stuff a shot I guess. Thanks!

I have the same problem with the custom headlight I put on my Savage but it's anodized aluminum. That I'm just going to have to spray paint.
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Old March 6th, 2019, 08:12 AM   #8
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I recommend everyone give vinyl a shot. I got a 2x4' sheet of the best 3M stuff for $20. Besides that, you need a heat gun (blow dryer works), maybe some vinyl tools (used a credit card), and a lot of patience. I'm never gonna try and do a car or anything, but small pieces aint bad. If you mess up, pull it off and start over. It's very forgiving and just returns to it's original form. I did wash out a small section of the print from too much heat and may have left marks in a couple areas with my monkey tools but, pleased for a first go. I watch a lot of car channels on YouTube and will probably go this route over an expensive paint job on my vehicles going forward.
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Old March 6th, 2019, 06:14 PM   #9
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This thing has served me well:

Aerospace 303
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Old March 6th, 2019, 09:46 PM   #10
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I've used the Aerospace 303 on my car interiors for years. Too expensive to apply to everything. They won't ship it overseas, either.
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