Restoring Moto-X type plastics

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Cossackmannie
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Restoring Moto-X type plastics

Post by Cossackmannie » Thu Aug 29, 2013 10:24 pm

I have a set of white DT175MX bodywork that is stained as a result of rusty screws, oil spills, ingrained dirt and minor scratches.
Before I set about trying to revive the plastics, does anyone on here have any experience of doing this or have any recommendations for how to bring back the clean white look of the bodywork.
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Ian

Cossackmannie
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Posts: 143
Joined: Thu May 01, 2003 10:25 am
Current Ride: 1979 DT175MX
1987 Big Mans Wanger K75S
1981 GP100
2005 Jianshe JC90 Dax copy with Lifan 125 motor
Location: In the garage, looking for that 2.65 valve shim I just dropped..

Re: Restoring Moto-X type plastics

Post by Cossackmannie » Wed Sep 11, 2013 7:04 pm

After trying various methods, I used a cleaner called 'Astonish'. Applied with a damp cloth, it cleaned all the scratches and grime off the white plastic. After a rinse off and drying, fine compound and a polishing mop brought them back to near new appearance. :2up

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