Revitalise grey plastic Mouldings.

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  1. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Starting to refit A69, have pressure washed all the grey plastic mouldings. What is the best method to bring them back to as new looking as possible? Finn.
     
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    Ptgladstone Registered Capri Power Member

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    Abit of heat usually brings the oils back to the surface of plastic products
     
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    caprimk3 Richard Capri Power Member

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    i used cooking oil for years
     
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    Very careful heat gun at a distance will do nicely. But too close and your buying a new one!
     
  6. Clockwork Orange

    Clockwork Orange Glasgow Subway- Keeping it simple since 1896 Staff Member Moderator

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    I used to wipe the trims down with WD40, and polished up with copious amounts of the Blue roll paper towelling out the BT stores !!
     
  7. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Thanks chaps, think I will go the WD 40 route, got a 5Lt container of the stuff. Finn.
     
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    Peanut butter.
     
  9. Finn

    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    And 2 slices of bread?
     
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    Cannot stand peanut butter, is marmalade ok and a cup of tea.

    Bert
     
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    If all else fails, hycote plastic primer and hycote bumper /vinyl grey paint.
     
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    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Too late! I ate all the peanut butter!
     
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    Was it crunchy or smooth, it'll give the mice something tasty to chew on.
     
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    Trust me. It's a real trick. It's mildly abrasive and the peanut oil brings up the plastic a treat. Use smooth rather than crunchy ideally.

    (I only eat Whole Earth peanut butter as a complete aside).
     
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    any oil based product will do it, Mr Finn
     
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    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    WD 40, seems to have done the trick. Now fiberglass repairs to fill in the broken parts, will take pics and see how it goes. FORD! Fix Or Repair Daily! Finn.
     
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    Finn Registered Capri Power Member

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    Did the fibreglass repair, seems to have come out fairly well. If I say o myself. Finn. SAM_8037.JPG SAM_8038.JPG SAM_8040.JPG SAM_8043.JPG SAM_8045.JPG SAM_8046.JPG
     
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    Vinyl cote was the best paint to use, use to be able to purchase bespoke shades, Shark Grey an airbrush and one coat, beautiful results without obscuring detail, would show up your filler though, don't know if you can still get it.

    Bert
     
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