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    dingy plastic
    on: Oct 25, 2016, 01.07 pm
    Oct 25, 2016, 01.07 pm
    What are you guys using to clean, and "shine" the plastic bits on the TTSE?
    Like the battery box cover the glove box cover. Mine looks like its 20 years old.
    The only time its outside is when I'm riding. Thanks in advance

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    Re: dingy plastic
    Reply #1 on: Oct 25, 2016, 01.54 pm
    Oct 25, 2016, 01.54 pm
    Good question, all these black plastic parts don't fair well after years of exposure to sun light etc, unpainted bumpers I find the worst, such sprays as 'Back to Black' only bring the colour/shine back for so long.

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    Re: dingy plastic
    Reply #2 on: Oct 25, 2016, 04.25 pm
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    Many in the Goldwing world use lemon Pledge.  Works great on paint and black plastic with no residue (there is no wax in it).  It may not give the long term results you seek though.
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    Re: dingy plastic
    Reply #3 on: Oct 25, 2016, 04.40 pm
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    *Originally Posted by rpeters549 [+]
    Many in the Goldwing world use lemon Pledge.  Works great on paint and black plastic with no residue (there is no wax in it).  It may not give the long term results you seek though.

    Lemon pledge definitely looks great, but it provides just about zero protection because it melts right off in moderate sunlight/temperature.

    For plastic specifically, this stuff: http://www.zainostore.com/mm5/merchant.mvc?Screen=PROD&Store_Code=Z&Product_Code=Z-CS&Category_Code=washprep has kept my black plastic looking new so far (first vehicle I have used it on). It also goes on all the paint and everything else (after you've properly protected it with Zaino's other products, which I swear by).
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    Re: dingy plastic
    Reply #4 on: Oct 26, 2016, 12.04 am
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    We don't tend to get the glaring, hot sunshine here in Ohio that some folks get and my bike does stay in the garage unless traveling. I have good luck with Turtle Wax Ice synthetic polish. I apply it once, maybe twice a year if we ride in a lot of bad weather. They make an Ice detail spray that I use after a wash and other than a few scratches my paint and black parts look good after 44,000 miles. Snapped a couple of pics today while changing the windshield. Stuff works great on my 11 year old pickup truck too.

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    Re: dingy plastic
    Reply #5 on: Oct 26, 2016, 12.34 am
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    +1 for Turtle Wax Ice.  I use "original" cleaner and polish in between waxings. Amazon carries both.
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    Re: dingy plastic
    Reply #6 on: Oct 26, 2016, 03.45 am
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    Turtle Wax Ice, Paste, liquid or spray?

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    Re: dingy plastic
    Reply #7 on: Oct 26, 2016, 04.11 am
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    Liquid and spray detailer. I use the paste on my truck, but the liquid is easier to use on my bikes.

     



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