Quantcast
Jump to content

  • Do you own an ATV? Join our Forum!

    As a member, you can post in our forums, upload your photos and videos, use and contribute to our downloads, create your own member page, add your ATV events, and even start your own ATV club to host your own club forum and gallery.  Registration is fast and you can even login with social network accounts to sync your profiles and content.

Ajmboy

Restore Faded or Oxidized ATV Plastic

Recommended Posts

Was looking online and found this video I thought was interesting. The guy in the video is using a 60/40 paint thinner to boiled linseed oil mix to restore the plastic on his Kodiak. The youtube comments have mixed reviews.

paint thinner and boiled linseed oil

 

 

Has anyone used a product that works?

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


It does work. I watched the video and tried it.  However..... it does not last. Fades after a week right back to the way it was.  I continued to add armorall to the plastics but it’s a lot of maintaining.    

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Frank Angerano said:

It does work. I watched the video and tried it.  However..... it does not last. Fades after a week right back to the way it was.  I continued to add armorall to the plastics but it’s a lot of maintaining.    

Best thing to do is use a carpet razor blade (flexible) and take your time and scrape really thin layers, I mean thin that you can barely see..... it works....

20190317_190945.thumb.jpg.11e53dbaaaeca5b1a729c2ad7335886e.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
12 hours ago, Frank Angerano said:

It does work. I watched the video and tried it.  However..... it does not last. Fades after a week right back to the way it was.  I continued to add armorall to the plastics but it’s a lot of maintaining.    

Good feedback!

12 hours ago, bryanta0502 said:

I just did this trick on my 2001 Big Bear 400 and it worked awesome! Left side is after right side is before. 

Looks good!

1 minute ago, orvilleortiz538 said:

Best thing to do is use a carpet razor blade (flexible) and take your time and scrape really thin layers, I mean thin that you can barely see..... it works....

Are you scraping in dry or wet?

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Are you scraping in dry or wet?
Dry,you just want to scrape it lightly, its time consuming, but it all depends on what you want....how good you want the plastics to look!!! f7179f2f0ddab451f585606de198c032.jpg

Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk

  • Thanks 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
1 minute ago, orvilleortiz538 said:

Dry,you just want to scrape it lightly, its time consuming, but it all depends on what you want....how good you want the plastics to look!!!

Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk
 

That's cool, great job on that!

Someone also told me to use a rubbing compound and try a headlight restoration kit which takes the fade out of plastic headlights.

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Running compound 👎🏻 Take it from me it’s a waste of time.  I’ve never heard of the razor blade before.  News to me. I have to try it.  

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

I did the razor blade trick. It works but equal pressure is key. And sharp blades. I usually use a heat gun and compound. Followed by wax.

Sent from my SM-N920V using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

So here’s one more thing I wanted to mention. With the recon that I have.  The plastics were faded. I worked in a body shop for years when I was young.  I was always the guy they trusted to water sand and buff out paint without burning the paint on the car.     

So I tried to water sand the plastics on the recon with 1500 grit water sand paper and did so.   The color came right back to new but you seen the sand paper marks. I tried to buff it out like a car and it just does not work.  The sand paper marks would not budge. I eventually went to a 2000 grit paper and compound and got it to look about 90% and left it there. The plastics color is like new but they look like a car with all the swirls you see in the sun.  

 

  • Like 2

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


16 hours ago, Frank Angerano said:

Running compound 👎🏻 Take it from me it’s a waste of time.  I’ve never heard of the razor blade before.  News to me. I have to try it.  

I spray some of that Meguiars Rims shine and then hit it with a buffer and lightly spraying water not to burn the plastic,its ok,but I could've done better,just to time consuming....

20190317_110215.jpg

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

great topic!  Was about to ask this question for my warrior as the plastics are a little faded (they are white so its harder to tell, but they definitely aged...)

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

This is the rear plastics of my Raptor660r I haven't done the other one yet,this is very time consuming, specially when you have 2 year old baby Twins running around and all I hear is Papi!!! (Daddy) and they make the quad sounds,meaning they want a ride... but this is all razor blade scraped and I ran the heat gun after,but maybe I'll end up powder coating this? Not sure if it will work ok? Any suggestions?
031d63b66f4eade19c0ea8349d731207.jpg

Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Understatement of the year !!!! 

Time consuming!!

It looks great and has a nice blue but I have to say I’ve only been successful with one bike I did plastic restore on and it’s still only 90% . 

Now having said that I can tell you I’ve had 100% success with painting and vinyl and such.  With proper sanding, prep work you can spray them yourself weather it be with can or spray gun they come out great.  I like a spray gun because you can add a flex agent into the paint for flexibility.  

Ive also prepped them myself and had a local body shop spray them for me in a booth.  Charged me very little as they only take minutes and i set it up so when he was spraying black on a car he was painting I used what was left over and the painter was already to go.  It’s not like they went out of there way to mix colors etc.  

 

 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
Understatement of the year !!!! 
Time consuming!!
It looks great and has a nice blue but I have to say I’ve only been successful with one bike I did plastic restore on and it’s still only 90% . 
Now having said that I can tell you I’ve had 100% success with painting and vinyl and such.  With proper sanding, prep work you can spray them yourself weather it be with can or spray gun they come out great.  I like a spray gun because you can add a flex agent into the paint for flexibility.  
Ive also prepped them myself and had a local body shop spray them for me in a booth.  Charged me very little as they only take minutes and i set it up so when he was spraying black on a car he was painting I used what was left over and the painter was already to go.  It’s not like they went out of there way to mix colors etc.  
 
 
I don't mean being with my babies is time consuming just in case it soundedlike that,I meant scraping the plastic takes alot of time,just that one took all day,and it looke like this at first without the heat gun just scraped,I lo e riding them around and I can't wait for them to learn to ride their quads!!!! I have 6 quads and I'm the only one in the house that rides them....but yeah I'm gonna check out how much is for painting the plastics if not then I'll get new ones...I love the Red and Black,but the Blue/White and Gray or black go great as well....e18ea235e14187e2451adf980fadf1a3.jpg

Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


I know what you meant brother.  But the kids are consuming also lol.  I would definitely explore painting them. Even if you screw them up then no loss.   I can tell you this. I’ve tried everyone of the theories out there.  The only luck I’ve had was water sanding with 2000 grit sand paper and buffing out with compound and a wheel.  And that’s a pain in the ass!!

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
I know what you meant brother.  But the kids are consuming also lol.  I would definitely explore painting them. Even if you screw them up then no loss.   I can tell you this. I’ve tried everyone of the theories out there.  The only luck I’ve had was water sanding with 2000 grit sand paper and buffing out with compound and a wheel.  And that’s a pain in the ass!!
I have a powder coating machine/gun whatever its called, brand new, not even open yet,I may try that see how it goes!!! I also have a very good gun to paint cars I may see how that goes too... thanks for the suggestions Frank

Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

If you have the paint gun and you know how to spray then your set. Keep us posted and some pics brother.  Keep in mind what India’s weather powder coating or spray. DuPont make a flex agent additive. 

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites
If you have the paint gun and you know how to spray then your set. Keep us posted and some pics brother.  Keep in mind what India’s weather powder coating or spray. DuPont make a flex agent additive. 
What mean by India's weather? I'm a bit lost there brother,but Dupont I heard of....

Sent from my SM-N950U1 using Tapatalk

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites

Sorry my bad I meant to say weather it’s powder coat  or paint DuPont makes a flex agent additive for the paint to make it flexible on plastics.   

  • Like 1

Share this post


Link to post
Share on other sites


Join the conversation

You can post now and register later. If you have an account, sign in now to post with your account.
Note: Your post will require moderator approval before it will be visible.

Guest
Reply to this topic...

×   Pasted as rich text.   Paste as plain text instead

  Only 75 emoji are allowed.

×   Your link has been automatically embedded.   Display as a link instead

×   Your previous content has been restored.   Clear editor

×   You cannot paste images directly. Upload or insert images from URL.


  • Similar Topics

    • By Micah Gafford
      I bought this ATV from a friend who had it stored in their shed for a few years. I've been going through it getting things ready to fire it back up and get it driving around. So far I've changed out fluids, removed and cleaned gas tank. I am waiting on a fuel fitting to be ready to able to put the gas tank back on and fire up the engine. I'll follow up once I get to that point with whether or not that went smoothly.
      Right now however I've got a brake problem. The brakes were locked up. I took the brake line off the master cylinder and made sure that it wasn't locked up, it works. I proceeded to try and flush them no luck. Then I just disconnected the brake lines. They appear to be blocked up. I don't know if the hose portions deteriorated or what. I've found the front left and right brake lines, although $70-80 each doesn't make me happy... I can't find anyone selling the rear brake line 1930751 or the primary 1930760 that goes to the inverted flare cross fitting. This leads me to wonder if I should buy parts and tools to make my own brake lines.
      Two questions:
      If I should decide to make my own can you point me to any tutorials out there on doing that and what size are these lines with the flared fittings?
      Can anyone else find the two brake lines i listed for sale somewhere?
    • By Johnnyhorsepower
      I finally found an awsome app for your phone that shows you on a map all the trails near your location. You can read or add reviews, look at picts...etc
      Its called: atv escape

      John
    • By BUKNDUK
      Hello 
      I want to paint the body on my 1999 Suzuki King Quad 300. The original color is Tan. Does anyone have any experience in painting smooth plastic. What preparations need to be done,maybe sand body to ruff it up so paint sticks or some type of chemical cleaner also can you please recommend the correct paint I need I would think something flexible 
      Thanks
    • By Denis Lanthier
      Hi All,
      I have a 2004 Yamaha Kodiak, which has taken me to many remote places and hauled lots of game.  I still love it after 16 years.
      Lately when I go to start it using the starter, sometimes it clicks and kills the power in the display.  Lights don't work, nothing works and I end up having to unplug the battery, wait awhile, and replugging the battery ends up giving the power back.   Using the winch will sometimes kill the power as well.
      Battery is new, all fuses are ok, I'm at a loss.  I can start it with the pull crank and it will work and so will the lights.
      Any insights or advice would be appreciated!
    • By Rich1028
      Video from last Saturday on the Denton Trails...PONDS!
       
  • Similar Tagged Content

    • By Randel1
      I am trying to put a 1994 Suzuki 250 quadrunner back into service. I have it up and running like new but need to replace the plastics as they are brittle and crumbling due to age and sun exposure. I would like to purchase new parts either OEM or aftermarket but have had little luck in finding them. I would even consider used or salvaged parts in serviceable condition. Any help in locating these parts would be greatly appreciated. Thanks in advance.
    • By Jquest
      I just picked up a raptor and the plastics are all faded. I would like to repaint them but not sure where to start. What are the steps to paint my plastics? I want to make sure the paint will not damage especially if I  spill gas on it. Thanks I’m advance!
    • By New2quad
      I cant find replacement plastics for a yamoto 70cc quad... i have searched high and low. I appreciate and help. Thanks!
    • By serious3
      my big bear 400 has lived all its life outside in horrible weather, the plastics are in good shape but very faded scruffy looking, is there anything i can put on them or use to restore them to their former glory?


    • By KnightHawk
      Happy Birthday Oxidized Black
      Hope you have a good one. Hope you get a good gift.
  • Recently Browsing   0 members

    No registered users viewing this page.


×
×
  • Create New...