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This is a discussion on Restoring Old Plastic Cheap within the Tips and Tricks forums, part of the Technical category; First I need to say that this was not my idea. Also I stole the pictures too! http://www.cb1100f.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=78533 Credit where credit is due. Well I ...

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    Restoring Old Plastic Cheap

    First I need to say that this was not my idea.Also I stole the pictures too!
    http://www.cb1100f.net/modules.php?name=Forums&file=viewtopic&t=78533
    Credit where credit is due.


    Well I have always just replaced old plastic bits that get fade from time.Personally I have never run into a time when I couldn’t just find a new replacement, but I freely admit I don’t do concourse restorations.

    So the basic idea is that with hydrogen peroxide and some sun light one can restore old plastics to new.I have yet to do this myself, but will be shortly.Will update with results and if there are any changes that can be done.So far I have seen that hair gel type stuff works really well.I assume that it sticks to the parts better.Seems to be cheap and easy to get.


    So youtake your used and ugly parts and place them in a bag with the cream.


    Then just place the bag outside in the sun!


    Then PRESTO!


    How cool is that?And all for 5 bucks!

    I assume that this only restores color and will not help something that is cracking or brittle.

    Anyone ever do something like this?

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    hydrogen peroxide is hair bleach. You are just bleaching color back into the plastic. doesn't look like it gets rid of cloudiness.
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    Still, there's a night and day difference between cloudy white and cloudy yellow
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    Be interesting to see how it works on a discolored and cloudy modern plastic headlight shell..

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    Brake reservoirs are meant to be translucent, not transparent.

    They look like new.

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    What about faded black plastic like switch housing?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddragon View Post
    What about faded black plastic like switch housing?
    depends on how bad it is. if it feels rough like a charcoal briquette not much you can do except some enamel for a plastic model (testors). There was a guy who was restoring an RD and he had a secret he posted here, I forget who it was but he banned himself when witworth was around.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Reddragon View Post
    What about faded black plastic like switch housing?
    Autoglym's bumper care works well if it's not to far gone.

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    K thanks guys I'll try that stuff

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    I'm told Denture cleaner works well too Jag.

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