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Permanently Restore Faded Plastic and Make it look NEW AGAIN! E.3

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Permanently Restore Faded Plastic Make it look NEW AGAIN! This is a permanent fix! Follow along as I show you how I took the original weather faded and oxidized plastic hood and cowl and made them look factory new again without paint, clear coat, heat or scraping with razor blades. This simple process involves wet sanding and machine buffing. For my application I started out with 150 grit then progressed to 220, 320, 400 then jumped to 1500, followed by machine polishing with polishing compound and then a final polish with mirror glaze then an automotive wax to protect everything for years to come. If I can do it with great results, so can you! This is the first time I have ever tried this with plastic and the results were no less than spectacular! ⇨ SUBSCRIBE to Brandon Lund DIY Builds: https://www.youtube.com/brandonlund THE TOOLS & GEAR I USE 🔴 https://www.amazon.com/shop/brandonlund Link to Electronic Buffer: https://amzn.to/2KHec10 Link to Rubbing compound: https://amzn.to/2N4H3sV Link to 3M Pad Glaze https://amzn.to/2m5iocc Any commission earned from the above Amazon affiliate links all goes towards helping to support my channel. MUSIC By: Joakim Karud http://youtube.com/joakimkarud FOLLOW ME (for behind the scenes stuff)! ⇨ Instagram: https://www.instagram.com/lunddiybuilds ⇨ Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/LundDIYBuilds ⇨ Twitter: https://twitter.com/LundDIYBuilds For Business Inquiries: [email protected] Disclaimer: These videos are intended for entertainment purposes only and as such, you should not attempt to do any of the things you see me doing. Always read and follow the manufacturer’s safety guidelines before handling tools. Seek professional advice and training before using any welding equipment. Never operate any tool without wearing the proper personal protective equipment. Final warning, Do not attempt to do any of the things you see me doing!
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PacoWang (10 months ago)
Dead on target again. That looks like new. I like the way you tackle new things and take us through it with you. Thanks again. I just keep learning and get inspired.
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thanks man! I appreciate the feedback and i'm glad you enjoyed! It looks pretty good huh!
Colin Mckinlay (11 days ago)
Just unbelevable just wow some job from Scotland you are a artist
Colin Mckinlay (11 days ago)
+Brandon Lund Brilliant a lot of work but we'll worth it and it lasts too so worth all the effort
Brandon Lund (11 days ago)
Thanks Colin! It still looks this shiny to date so I can say with certainty that this process holds its shine very well.
Shawn Pravlik (14 days ago)
Now it will blow up!
Brandon Lund (11 days ago)
I hope not! LOL
John Stafford (26 days ago)
Looks awesome!
Brandon Lund (25 days ago)
thanks John!
Mark Jacob (1 month ago)
My ATV four wheeler needs touched up..some scratches ,etc..
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Hey Mark, Check to see that your plastic is made from ABS. I'm not sure if this can be done with ATV plastic.
mrnighthawk285 (1 month ago)
Nice work is there a way you could send me close up shot of light of it reflecting the lights to see scratches I restore plastics like this but always use 600 grit and 1000 before 1500 . Just wondering if you skip those two would the scratches still be gone, I know it will shine but unsure about scratches
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
+mrnighthawk285Anytime brother. Im not sure how big of a rush you are in but if you hit me up in a couple weeks I can get you some real good close ups of the plastic.
mrnighthawk285 (1 month ago)
+Brandon Lund thanks for the reply I'll have to try it out thank you
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Thanks! Right now it's in winter storage covered over so I dont have access to take pics. I know what your saying about leaving fine scratches behind though and there were none. I cant say how it would work on a harder or softer plastic but for this particular one it's almost perfect.
Paul Goodier (1 month ago)
a heat gun saves all that rubbing......try a hair drier first
Brandon Lund (1 month ago)
Good idea! Thank you
CavemanJoe (4 months ago)
Kind of surprised you didn't give it a UV-blocking clearcoat before the wax to make it last longer. Nice job!
Brandon Lund (4 months ago)
Thanks man! Yah, I don't know a whole lot about refinishing, so I was a bit concerned that if I sprayed a clear over the plastic that it might peel or yellow over time. So far it's just as shiny as the day I did it, but it's also stored inside so it's hard to say if it will fade over time. Cheers brother!
That looks brilliant Brandon I've been looking to clean a few plastics for a while now myself but wasn't sure of the best way to do it this vid gives me the confidence to give it a go, great channel mate can't wait to see the end result 👌
Brandon Lund (5 months ago)
Thanks buddy! If I can do it than anyone can. This was my first time ever refinishing plastic like this . I still can believe how good it came out. The entire tractor is done. If you want to see what it looked like and what I had to do fro beginning to end, here is the playlist. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kA9rCOB4sPo&list=PLfbf78fMz9VoZ-iBizVz4GR3AtzEb6Znt Cheers buddy
Tank Soldier (7 months ago)
WOW wax on wax off , lots of elbow grease , it sure paid off
Brandon Lund (7 months ago)
Thanks man! This was a very rewarding project!
Jaques Daniels (9 months ago)
Superb result, I have often looked at those buffers in my local toy-I mean tool shop- years back, I used to valet cars, and we used brass cleaner-its the same as cutting compound really but usually cheaper, it might be worth trying that on a spot test first to see if it will cut through the haze without the sanding, but to be honest theres usually no substitute for the progressive sanding as you did there, very satisfying result.
Brandon Lund (9 months ago)
Jaques Daniels that's interesting Jaques, thanks for tip! I will have to give that a try. The compounds can be a little pricey. This is probably one of the more satisfying projects I have ever done..I was learning as I went and im amazed that it looks brand new! That buffer works like a champ!
Bill Blake (9 months ago)
I'd say the next stage would be an LED upgrade for the headlights - lol Great video :-)
Brandon Lund (9 months ago)
Bill Blake hahaha. Funny you mentioned that! I had the same thought too :)
Patrick Boudreau (10 months ago)
Man this is awesome ! Got myself a new project for the cold winter weekends...good job
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thanks! I know this different from my usual stuff but I really enjoyed this too. You will enjoy your great winter project
1rustytree (10 months ago)
That came out great! Like new!
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thanks man!
Tsunami101st (10 months ago)
Were the side decals good through?
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Tsunami101st they were peeling back on the front edge so I just cut them a little with a razor blade and rounded the edge
casy casy (10 months ago)
can't believe how great it looks.how long did it take you to do
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
casy casy crazy huh! About 3 hours to do everything...now that I know how to do it, probably half that time
Ray B. (10 months ago)
Wow that came out like new! Great job! How do you like the HF buffer?
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thank you! So far so good with the buffer. Time will tell though. It looks and feels really well built so I'm hopeful.
Ronald Parady (10 months ago)
I c it’s that yellow plastic all the way through
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
It's solid color all the way through.
Ronald Parady (10 months ago)
That’s crazy
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thank you! Impressive huh! :)
Ku Barber (10 months ago)
It looks new to me killer job!!
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thanks man!
face smasher (10 months ago)
i think that is great advice on how to properly use that buffer on a plastic surface for that purpose i probably get me one like that to fix a deteriorated clear that is peeling out on a car i have in the past, while peeling off the tiny layer on top of the plastic surface i have used a heat gun instead, lightly, and it will also take care of the scratches almost instantly but what i want to tell you about is of what i found recently, by accident, a little trick to make plastic shiny again i was talking to a friend on front of his truck and after i did certain operation on that truck i wanted to clean my tools with engine brite while spraying the tools with the detergent some of the chemical went into the surface of one of his plastic covers that protects the front beam (light), so i wipe it out with the rag i was using to soak the tools, and instantly it went from opaque/ dim surface into a shining one 🔱 after that i use that simple trick into all plastic surfaces that have faded out with optimal results cheers 😄
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Interesting! I will have to look into that! Cheers!
OGAREW (10 months ago)
Первый лайк от меня, привет Brandon! Поздравляю с 10000, фурроров и благоденствия !!!
Brandon Lund (10 months ago)
Thanks brother!

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