Page 1 of 2 1 2 LastLast
Results 1 to 15 of 24

Thread: Renew the shine to black plastic pieces? Any ideas?

  1. #1
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2008
    Location
    North Carolina
    Posts
    107

    Renew the shine to black plastic pieces? Any ideas?

    Does anyone have a recommendation for a product that will renew the shine to faded black plastic pieces?

  2. #2
    BMW Rider
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    750
    Quote Originally Posted by brprider679 View Post
    Does anyone have a recommendation for a product that will renew the shine to faded black plastic pieces?
    Good question! That makes 2 of us wanting to know.

  3. #3
    IBA #44567 Ken F's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Location
    SW, MO
    Posts
    1,210
    There is a website called "Detailed Image" who carry a product that is called "back on black".
    It's better than any I've ever found.

    http://www.detailedimage.com/Chemica...P226/11-oz-S1/

    here is another, I've not tried:
    http://www.detailedimage.com/TUF-SHI...tore-Kit-P546/
    Ken
    Last edited by Ken F; 04-27-2013 at 12:38 AM.
    IBA #44567 Pres. Springfield BMW Roadriders
    "Two things are infinite: the universe and human stupidity; and I'm not sure about the the universe."
    -Albert Eienstein

  4. #4
    Just me rad's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2003
    Location
    Santa Cruz
    Posts
    825
    Over the years I have tried everything.

    My product of choice for things like system cases, etc is Pit Spit

    If you don't have pig, then buy this
    i-LfsLPxq.jpg

    Oh ya.......It works!

  5. #5
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Dec 2010
    Posts
    885
    Quote Originally Posted by brprider679 View Post
    Does anyone have a recommendation for a product that will renew the shine to faded black plastic pieces?

    Mothers, Back to Black does a decent job.

  6. #6
    Registered User lkraus's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Central Ohio
    Posts
    389
    I don't think there is a permanent solution. ArmorAll and similar products work for a few weeks. ICE wax (from Turtle wax) works on both the black and painted plastics, but seems to develop a slight haze after a couple months, easily renewed. I applied 303 Aerospace protectant last fall, washed the bike a couple times since, still looks pretty good. Much of that time was spent in the garage, so I'm not yet ready to pass judgement on 303.
    Larry
    2006 R1200RT

  7. #7
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2010
    Posts
    64
    A few months ago, I applied Back to Black on multiple locations of 2003 R1150RS that had begun to "haze".

    Works great at restoring the "blackness" and I have yet to see any degrading of the finish.

    Looks better than it ever did since I bought the bike in 2010 (from Ventura, California).
    JWMcDonald
    2003 R1150RS (current) / 1978 R80/7 (prior)
    1966 R69S (prior) / 1972 R75/5 (prior)
    Windsor, California

  8. #8
    Survivor akbeemer's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2007
    Location
    Land of the Big Sky
    Posts
    3,925
    Quote Originally Posted by rad View Post
    Over the years I have tried everything.

    My product of choice for things like system cases, etc is Pit Spit

    If you don't have pig, then buy this
    i-LfsLPxq.jpg

    Oh ya.......It works!
    Pig Spit works wonders.....
    Kevin Huddy
    Intrepid Incompetent
    Tm Pterodactyl MT Outpost

  9. #9
    Registered User lmo1131's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2010
    Location
    Pismo Beach, CA
    Posts
    3,049
    +1 on 303 Aerospace Protectant.

    They also make a "Patio Furniture Cleaner" that works really well on cast aluminum.

    "It is what you discover, after you know it all, that counts." _ John Wooden

    Lew Morris
    1973 R75/5 - original owner

  10. #10
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Apr 2013
    Posts
    2
    Auto Armor makes a product called Black Fusion. I use it on used cars and it works great and will last for years.

  11. #11
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Sep 2005
    Location
    Eastern KY
    Posts
    3,247
    I'm not spending $20 to make black plastic shine! Wally world has a end shelf display of that magic TV stuff right now if you want to read the can,etc.. I do use the (I think it's Stoners from Wally world?) spray can detailer when on a shine up effort. It doesn't really shine a lot but leaves a "new look" & good for removing the white stuff residuals from a polish job on adjoining painted surfaces.
    "If I had my life to live over, I'd dare to make more mistakes next time...I'd relax,I'd limber up... I would take fewer things seriously...take more chances... take more trips...climb more mountains...swim more rivers...eat more ice cream." Jorge Luis Borges at age 85.

  12. #12
    100,000+ miler 32232's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2003
    Location
    Southwestern Ontario
    Posts
    793
    Quote Originally Posted by 71243 View Post
    Mothers, Back to Black does a decent job.
    Best stuff I have tried.
    Dave

    '06 Triumph Scrambler (Trans-Labrador veteran)

  13. #13
    Registered User liv2ride's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2012
    Location
    Honolulu, HI
    Posts
    204

    I have used this for years...

    http://www.lexol.com/category_vinylex.aspx

    This product works very well. It will restore the appearance of weathered plastic but will also protect it over the years. I have seen extended use of Armor All cause dashboard cracking over time. I would never use Armor All on anything I owned when there are products like Vinylex.

    Scot

  14. #14
    Left Coast Rider
    Join Date
    Nov 2011
    Location
    Vancouver Canada
    Posts
    1,088
    Mother's "Back-To-Black" restored virtually white bag mounts to a beautiful black. Cheap and easy.

  15. #15
    Registered User
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    N.H.
    Posts
    104
    Another vote for Mothers

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •