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!
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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 👌
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
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.
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!
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
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