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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 02-18-2010, 05:40 AM Thread Starter
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Best plastic clean up trick,Cheap also!!!!!!!!

I have seen a few with this sanding and clear product work,yes sanding alone from 220-1200 will polish a plastic with no clear involved.

How would you like to brighten or even change your color for less then $50 with no spray paint at all.

let me start off here, this 10000000000% works and is real,I have done this with plastic for years from ATV's to paintball gear etc.

1st off you will need to go to your local flea market or craigslist and get an old bathtub,some kind of metal tub with legs,there out there.
Plastic will not work for the tub!!!!!!!

Now that you have located your haul this old junk tub for free,or very cheap(do not look for an antique).

Now go walmart etc and buy rit clothing dye.

I would buy 5-8 packages of your color,to fill the tub.

With your tub/pot elevated to build a fire under (I use a turkey frier) Let the water get hot,hot as it can.

Take your mud free plastic and soak it mixing the pot a little for 30-1hr.
The more you do it the better the job.

You can go darker not the other way,white,red,yellow will all go darker and color change.
You go do pink from white,looks insane!

You can not dye black anything other then to freshen it up.

This works best in bringing back the bright to your color,but will work for a color change.If you try this in cold then you will not yield the out look you want,don't think of changing color in cold,wont happen.

I learned how to do this with Paintball masks and I still have some I have dyed from white.
I Dyed most all of these masks from white to the current color.
The bottom 2 are the same mask,I dyed it from white to all black.
it is the only one I have a before and after of.

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That's some pretty interesting information ther bro...thanks for sharing. I will definitel give that a try.

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Aww moose.Don't change the color of your quad.These blue and white ones are rare.


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I think Moose was going to change his hair collier. LOL That was some good info. Thanks for sharing.

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Agree^^^^ Interesting. If I get the chance I willl try.

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I don't really need any fenders restored or I don't need to change colors, but I would like to try it just to see it work. Good ideal. When these parts are first molded from plastic pellets, they mix dye pellets with the plastic pellets to dye them to the color that they are, but they are dyed all the way through. I used to work at an injection molding plant a long time ago. This way would just dye the outside, but it would have to be a lot better than paint, though. It would probably work good, unless you got a real deep scratch.

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The biggest thing to remember is the hotter the better.

White is very easy to change the color,but i did my 300ex rears about 6 months ago and it works great.The red was a shade of nasty pink and looked brittle.I clean them with oven cleaner and a pressure washer,once clean I soaked them for about an hour maybe 90 min.

I washed them off with cold water and they have looked great every since.I just sold them or I would take some pics of them.

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This is very nice will try with my gear.
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