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.
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.
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.
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.
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.