Plastic Renew is a complete plastic restoring kit. Scratches are sanded out first (sandpaper included). After the plastic is prepped, Plastic Renew is applied with a paper towel. With Plastic Renew you don't have to worry about building up or discoloring. This product will not come off from normal washing. If your plastic gets scratched again, just follow the same procedure to restore that like-new shine.
An inexpensive way to make scratched plastic look new again.
Gives your bike that showroom shine.
Restores at least four complete bikes or two ATVs.
I used this on my 05 yz250 gas tank after installing new plsatics. It helped bring the color in the tank back out to match the plastics. I would recommend using a finer sand paper after using the 400 grit that comes with it.
Great product. It is a little labor and time intensive, but the results are good. I utilized this on a bike instead of buying new plastic, that would have cost upwards of $200 to replace. When finished, the plastic looked great and I will use again when I need to.
Bought a biike that had this stuff on it. The bike was in great shape, no wear on the cases and frame but guy used this stuff on the plastic. Looked good for a couple of rides then started comming off. I would only use this stuff if you had an old bike with hard to find plastic like an xr 350. Other than that, just buy new plastic.
The only way to get "new" looking plastics is to buy new plastics. But to just get a few more years out of your old one, this definitely does the job. Very noticable difference. I liked it enough I bought some more to do another quad.
I spent a total of around 4 hours sanding just small patches on my plastics. I had to go out and buy extra sand paper on top of it. Upon putting on the finish i realized it couldnt just be put on patches and thus had to be put on entire pieces leaving scatchly looking plastics which peels right off leaving your bike to look like crap... If i would have known it wasn't meant for completely redoing your entire plastics i wouldn't have bought it... Well now the bright side is i get to go out and spend around 400 or 500 dollars ordering plastics for my 450r!!
Follow the instructions carefully and you'll be happy with the results. If you want some quick and easy fix for scratched old looking plastic, go buy new. This product works well, but like everything it has limitations. And if you plan on doing a good job, you're going to need more sand paper. If you're not afraid of work, and have OCD, this is the product for you. I've used it for years and keep buying more. I like it!
This product works as described, but will flake off very easily. Don't use it on high traffic or high contact areas. Once it flakes off it leaves your plastic looking white, until you reapply the resin. Overall 7 out of 10.
Looks brand new.....If you're willing to put in the time wet sanding and applying multiple coat of the renew chemical. I spent about ten hours over the course of a few days treating the plastic on my atv. I couldn't be happier, everyone keeps asking me if I bought new plastic. The only reason I didn't give this product a five star rating is because the length of time it takes to proparly do the job.
I bought this kit for my 450r and 400 ex. The 450r is black. i followed the steps and all it did was scratch my plastic worse and took off the shiny gloss finish. havent it tried it on the yellow 400. would not reccomend this for somone who wants a nice finish
I gave this stuff a shot and my plastic looks pretty good. I will say that it took way too much work. I had to buff and reapply numerous times to get a good shine on the plastics. I doubt that it will last very long especially in the high contact areas. In the end its probably not worth it as you would have to spend numerous hours after every ride fixing the plastics.
I used up half a bottle on my quad so it goes along ways.
I would recomend this if you have a lot of time on your hands and you really care about the looks that much.
This is likely the worst money I have spent on my ATV's. It claims to make faded plastic look new but, after putting in a lot of time, it had no effect at all. If you have scratch's, you could do just as well buying 400, 300 and 200 grit wet sandpaper and using a good plastic polish when you are done.
Follow the directions carefully and the results will be fantastic. It made my '86 ATC 200X look like new again. After a year of riding and washing it still looks good, like the directions say do not use soap to clean and apply your decals before using plastic renew. Yes it takes some time, be patient and you shouldn't be disappointed.
Not impressed. I followed the directions thoroughly, the end result looked almost as bad as the beginning. It would streak easily, and bubble. Not happy with. I went and bought a polisher and used a wool pad, worked much better.
I followed the directions...I did alot of sanding and applied 8 coats, buffing after the 4th and 6th. I spent about 10 hours on it. UPSIDE, the result seemed worth it. Yamaha Blue had a great luster and did in fact appear new. DOWNSIDE, after a day riding the Badlands, the finish was scratched and my knees made dull spots on both sides of the tank (which they warn about). OVERALL, nice shine, but not durable enough for my trail/mud riding. Obviously, results will vary.
simply follow the directions and take your time. As with painting the more you prep the better the outcome. Use care when layering up the liquid to reduce the bubbles in each coat you apply. Also works great for protecting your nice new graphics and numbers not to mention frame surfaces that get rubbed on by your boots.
Easy to apply and looks good when done, but... any sticker placed over it will remove the plastic renew if sticker is removed, also you have to be careful what types of chemicals you use to wash the plastics.I used a certain glass cleaner and the plastic renew rubbed off.
If you spend the time necessary to sand and smooth the plastic, then patiently apply the many coats needed to get a good finish, you probably will like the results. I think it would be better for motorcycles with smaller plastic area because after I finished the acres of plastic on my 400EX, I was exhausted and the results seemed mediocre. After getting it dirty and washing it and then comparing it to an older plastic piece, I noticed how much better it looked, especially from 3ft or more.
*** BUT, the finish doesn't wear all that well and you have to reapply and rework the plastic to keep it nice. OVERALL, I think if you care enough to spend the effort needed to make it look good (detail oriented!), you are probably picky and won't be all that happy with the final product. If you speed through the process, it's going to look OK. Neither will end up with "like new" plastic.
This product works well, but you better be committed to following through with the task of all the required steps to gain an acceptable result. There are several steps using multi grain wet sanding and finally touch up and buffing. Not for impatient people