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Offline Kevin1953

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Scuffed plastic trim
on: August 09, 2018, 12:16:24 PM
Has anyone got a recommended way to repair minor scuffs on plastic? I managed to catch hand guard and mirror on a wall and wondered if there was a way to repair rather than replace?

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Re: Scuffed plastic trim
Reply #1 on: August 09, 2018, 01:28:47 PM
For black plastic apparently careful use of a hot air gun works and removes scuffs from black uncoloured plastics  :305:
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Re: Scuffed plastic trim
Reply #2 on: August 10, 2018, 12:09:56 PM
Hi Paul, thanks for that. I watched a couple of videos of them doing it on car interior and it worked amazingly, however I tried it on a small offcut of bike trim and it didn't work at all, it melted the surface before anything remotely like the videos happened  :003:

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Re: Scuffed plastic trim
Reply #3 on: August 10, 2018, 12:13:16 PM
I think that the amount of heat applied is critical but I am no expert. You could probably take it somewhere and get it done.  :305:
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Re: Scuffed plastic trim
Reply #4 on: August 10, 2018, 12:21:34 PM
Thick coating of WD40 may help

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Re: Scuffed plastic trim
Reply #5 on: August 10, 2018, 04:55:47 PM
 thanks guys :002:

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Re: Scuffed plastic trim
Reply #6 on: August 11, 2018, 06:53:30 AM
It can defo be repaired, it's what I do as a career. If you google "smart repairs" or "textured plastic repairs" you should get someone in your area to help, but check that they can do black plastic repair as opposed to painted/sprayed.

I would charge approx £50 as it can easily be removed.

The process is straight forward if you have the tools and of course the products etc, it's not really a job you can do without if you want an invisible repair.

Hope this helps.
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Charlie Spiceboy.

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Re: Scuffed plastic trim
Reply #7 on: August 13, 2018, 09:46:59 PM
I just read you posting today, and my Motorcyclist magazine September - October 2018 arrived today with Page 27 giving an explanation of how to renew/paint your plastics.  You could use black paint if they are black parts.