G oog le BadWeB | Login/out | Topics | Search | Custodians | Register | Edit Profile

Buell Forum » Big, Bad & Dirty (Buell XB12X Ulysses Adventure Board) » Refresh side and top cases? « Previous Next »

Author Message
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Griffmeister
Posted on Monday, September 07, 2020 - 03:52 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Well, theyíre not quite white yet but certainly not black anymore. Can anyone recommend a product that will restore the original look that might last a while? Donít really want to paint or use some other kind of overcoat as that creates itís own problems. Just trying to pretty up the Uly a little.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Figorvonbuellingham
Posted on Monday, September 07, 2020 - 06:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Honda polish?
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Hughlysses
Posted on Monday, September 07, 2020 - 08:28 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Hereís a just-posted comparison test of some products that might work:

Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Pushr0d
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 09:12 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

It sounds weird, but I use olive oil. I put it on with a stiff non-metallic bristle brush, let it sit, preferably in the sun, then buff it off.

It lasts quite a while. Sure, dust sticks to it, but lightly washing it (whenever that happens) fixes that.

Works on all the plastics, gray and black.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Griffmeister
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 10:14 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Boy, you canít get any more timely than that. I thought it was interesting that he tested Cerakote as that came up in a targeted ad when I was watching something unrelated. Looks like he approved that and two others.

Might be tempted to try the olive oil for the hell of it, EVOO Iím sure. Guessing you should wash the cases down with vinegar first.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Hughlysses
Posted on Tuesday, September 08, 2020 - 11:12 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I know you wanted to stay away from paint, but they make ďbumper blackĒ paint for black plastic bumper parts. Iíve had good luck with it on black plastic motorcycle parts previously. That seems like it might work well.

My Uly cases are looking pretty rough some Iím interested in finding something as well.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Bosh
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 04:03 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I used "Cerakote Trim Coat" on the faded trim of my truck. The trim looks better than new now. Pretty sure it would work great on the HB cases. Amazon has it.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ftd
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 06:47 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

TryPlexis, not cheap but works real well.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Ftd
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 06:49 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/about.html
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Griffmeister
Posted on Wednesday, September 09, 2020 - 11:06 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Holy crap, did you see the chemical warning at the bottom of the page? That could turn your garage into a superfund site. Then again, all the others probably just donít state it as prominently.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Buellish
Posted on Sunday, October 11, 2020 - 07:05 pm:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

I've not had good luck in the past with products like Back To Black and tend to paint plastics with Dupil Color Trim and Bumper paint,
which is what I assume Hughlysses is refering to.I've painted dozens of bike and car parts with this over the years and had real good luck.
I was thinking of some sort of textured finish the thought being that texture would hide scuffs better than a smooth finish.
I got talked out of Linex and was told that it wouldn't stick.I'm still undecided.One good feature of the Trim and Bumper paint is that it's a matte and not a gloss.



I posed a question over on the XB board asking what have people done to refinish their hard bags,the best response I got was this:

Ok, here's the deal.... if you want to apply any coating to the black textured plastic parts on your bike (including the saddle bags) theres a couple options. Option 1: this is the quickest, cheapest, and easiest method. Krylon fusion, prep with first a good hot soap and water scrub, dry, wipe down with alcohol, a light scuff with a grey scuff pad, wipe down again and apply multiple light coats with a final medium wet coat. I've used this method to restore all the black plastic on the lightning ss I had and it held up great!

Now option 2: this will work whether you want to paint it to match the bike or bedliner or or whatever. Wash with hot soapy water, buy a plastic prep cleaner ( basf rm 902), clean with that, give it a very thorough gray scuffing or can use red if you're going to apply a high build 2k primer surfacer. Clean again after scuff. Apply adhesion promoter compatible with your primer (bulldog is available at auto parts stores and works well with most primers). Apply primer surfacer (aerosol or 2k). Sand and repeat as nescarry in order to bury the texture in the plastic (if you're going for smooth paint, for bedliner just scuff the primer and go for it). Then apply desired finish.
Top of pagePrevious messageNext messageBottom of page Link to this message

Griffmeister
Posted on Monday, October 12, 2020 - 11:11 am:   Edit Post Delete Post View Post/Check IP Print Post    Move Post (Custodian/Admin Only) Ban Poster IP (Custodian/Admin only)

Interesting, hadnít considered how prominent the gloss would be on the finished product. I was hoping that one of them would give a more natural finish. Maybe the trim & bumper paint would be okay if it adheres well. Thanks.
« Previous Next »

Add Your Message Here
Post:
Bold text Italics Underline Create a hyperlink Insert a clipart image

Username: Posting Information:
This is a private posting area. Only registered users and custodians may post messages here.
Password:
Options: Post as "Anonymous" (Valid reason required. Abusers will be exposed. If unsure, ask.)
Enable HTML code in message
Automatically activate URLs in message
Action:

Topics | Last Day | Tree View | Search | User List | Help/Instructions | Rules | Program Credits Administration