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post #11 of 18 Old 07-18-2016, 09:09 PM
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Don't have a clue what yur talking about, but it sure looks good. The same color as my bike.
medford2,
Use a single edge razor to Scrap Off the white, chalky surface.
Use a heat gun to 'raise and blend the "oils" with-in the plastic to the surface.
Use "plastic restore" or head-light restore to smooth the surface by chemically melting the plastic surface!

Your correct, Daves bikes look sharp!

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post #12 of 18 Old 07-19-2016, 10:07 AM
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Haha; OK

- 1st I gave all the plastic a good cleaning

- then I used a heat gun (sparingly) on some discoloration and problem areas

- I replaced the RS side plate as it was melted and the front fender because it was far easier than trying to make the original look presentable.

- I covered both side plates with FactoryEffex numberplate background and clear film

- I covered the upper portion of the cowl with clear film.

The film prevents oxidation and makes the plastic shine better than new. I've used this film on my race bikes for decades and it holds up VERY well and protects the plastic.


...that better?

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post #13 of 18 Old 02-13-2019, 07:11 PM
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This will help- but only if itís black. Home Depot sells an aerosol can of spray bed liner. Itís not real rough, slightly textured. Looks really good actually. It last for yrs. Iíve used this on faded Jeep Wranglerplactic fender skirts and bumper parts. Itís tough, flexes some ( guessing) as I never had any chip or crack off the Jeep fender skirts after brush or mud flexed them.
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post #14 of 18 Old 02-14-2019, 11:55 AM
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Maybe I am cheap,lazy, or just not picky.
Probably all of the above.
When I got some ugly scratches in my front fender I just sanded down the sharp edges and used Plasti Dip. I like the flat black. Matches the flat black on the fairing.
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I covered both side plates withÖ clear filmÖ it holds up VERY well and protects the plastic.
What sort of film would this be? Do you have a link where we can check it out/purchase?

2017 KLR in black
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post #16 of 18 Old 02-22-2019, 01:31 PM
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What sort of film would this be? Do you have a link where we can check it out/purchase?
https://www.motosport.com/factory-ef...kground-sheets
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post #17 of 18 Old 02-22-2019, 01:32 PM
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post #18 of 18 Old 03-13-2019, 06:51 PM
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the new klr i picked up had a faded front red fender and cracked and ziptied rear, i bought a cheap black rear in great shape off ebay and installed it, really nice. and i hade been having good luck with a buffing wheel and aluminum polish on the front fender so far. then hitting with tuttle wax hard shell.

Blue-Magic-200-Liquid-Polish, Turtle-Wax-T-223-Super-Shel, Buffing-Polishing-Wheel-Drill-Flannelette

all these are on amazon but it wont let me link them for you.
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