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#1 farmer john OFFLINE  

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 11:51 AM

Hi All, I was at a resale place and he was doing over stihl weed eaters / trimmers and all of his machines looked really good so I go home and try to clean up mine and I scrub and scrap and they are definitely cleaner but some of the stains wont come out and the plastic is a bit dull or frosted over, I saw what some of his machines started out like ( just like mine) but he wont tell me what he uses to get them to look like new or remove the stains, I was thinking toilet bowel cleaner (hydrochloric acid) and possible some of that new fangled wipe new product, any thoughts, advice and definitely what not to use would be appreciated, I will also try this on some of my faded plastic hoods on my toros 269. thanks for looking 



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Posted May 04, 2016 - 12:04 PM

Deep woods Off works great..I use it to remove the haze from the headlights on our cars.


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 12:23 PM

In our shop for detailing, we have a few products we us for the golf cars. 

 

Wipe New is a favorite, just use it in a vented area or you'll be dizzy quick. Been out for years and worked great for us.

 

Fastwax.com has a few products that we use too. Tire shine and cleaning wax works wonders.


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 12:55 PM

I use Krylon Paint for plastic, mostly on black plastic parts, works well.


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 01:25 PM

Although some say not to use Off on plastics I have for years and it works great..just follow up with some wax and it will look great for a long time.This is how good it works on Headlamps..I have done all of ours and it works..its cheap,and safe(never had any problems with it)rinse it well after it dries..and add a coat of wax and its like new. https://www.youtube....NB8cKGw3g#t=101


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 01:49 PM

Mother's mag wheel polish will getting looking shiney new but I'm not sure if it will remove stains.
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Posted May 04, 2016 - 02:35 PM

There was a thread on here a couple of years ago where the writer said to put the plastic in hot water. It seems to restore the plastic. The color comes back and so does the flexiblilty. I left a plastic tub out in the weather last fall. It got water on it and the sun beat on it. The areas that stayed wet went back to bright yellow while the rest of it is very faded yellow. Good Luck, Rick


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Posted May 04, 2016 - 07:23 PM

Spray nine works good.

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Posted May 04, 2016 - 08:21 PM

after you got it all clean.  use clear coat paint.


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Posted May 06, 2016 - 07:53 AM

hi guys, just an up date, WOOOOOOW!!!!! who thinks of these things! the deep woods off works great, I bought the off ($10) and the wipe new ($22) and I am returning the wipe new, the off works excellent. but to all you guys who are going out to get some pick up a few micro fiber cloths, I used a heavy paper shop towel and it leaves little bits, I then gave it a quick wax job just to shine it up. you made a believer out of me thanks john
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 08:48 AM

after you got it all clean.  use clear coat paint.

clear coat won't stick to raw plastic,im sure there's tons of people that have done it but from a professional standpoint its asking for trouble.

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 10:16 AM

This stuff any good ? Clear coat, sticks to plastic.

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Posted May 06, 2016 - 11:17 AM

This stuff any good ? Clear coat, sticks to plastic.
Noel

I've never tried it so I can't comment but I have a hard time believing clear coat will stick to shiny plastic, is rustoleam going to warranty it when it starts to peel?
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Posted May 06, 2016 - 01:41 PM

This stuff any good ? Clear coat, sticks to plastic.

Noel

The clear might be ok but
I used this in gloss black because it's for plastic on my mtd990 dash box. The finish was awesome, leveled out like glass but scratched very easily. I sanded it down & went with the regular Rustoleum gloss black...much harder.

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