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Old October 31st, 2009, 09:11 AM   #1
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how do you go about fixing deep scratches in the plastics? i know i could sand them smooth again but will the shinyness still be there when i'm done? my 87 warrior has some deep scratches i wanna fix. also whats your thoughts about painting the plastics a different color? my 95 warrior needs a color change.
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Old October 31st, 2009, 04:16 PM   #2
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they sell a kit for it. not sure of the name. i think it is a three step process.

as for painting. I too had a 95 warrior. I used the spray paint called "Hammered Black"
It turned out pretty nice. Covered lighter scratches too. I try to find a pic...
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Old October 31st, 2009, 07:58 PM   #3
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the kit is plastic renue....but you need to go all the way to like 1000 grit before you even start with the renue kit...
dont paint the plastic you wont be happy cause it will scratch off easy if you do not do it properly...
they do however make paint specific for painting plastic....makes it a little plyable
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 10:22 PM   #4
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i wouldnt paint.. when i did the color change on my 400ex i researched the shit out of it.. NO ONE has gotten the paint to stick well for any period of time with trail use... there's a guy on silver lake forum who does some real trick paint jobs on quad plastics but has said its only for show use or drag racing..
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Old November 2nd, 2009, 11:14 PM   #5
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Pledge furniture polish works really well. A new can appears under my kitchen sink every couple of months
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Old November 3rd, 2009, 08:44 AM   #6
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ys knoww you would think that there would be a way to make it stick since the new polaris plastics are painted but i doubt that there is anything in the aftermarket that would work.....you may be able to spend ALOT of money to paint but might as well just buy new plastid and be done with it....

i would check ebay i have found some great deals on new aftermarket plastic through them
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ys knoww you would think that there would be a way to make it stick since the new polaris plastics are painted but i doubt that there is anything in the aftermarket that would work.....you may be able to spend ALOT of money to paint but might as well just buy new plastid and be done with it....

i would check ebay i have found some great deals on new aftermarket plastic through them
yep place called ronnies off road or something is where i bought my maiers from on ebay.. got my normally $280 front plastics for 150
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Ride until plastic is trashed. Replace as desired. Repeat.
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Pledge furniture polish works really well. A new can appears under my kitchen sink every couple of months
This fixes "deep scratches in plastic"
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Ride until plastic is trashed. Replace as desired. Repeat.
yea when a plastic kit is over 500 bucks i don't think so.
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that's pretty funny
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