Author Topic: Restoring Yamaha Bar Controls  (Read 1024 times)

Offline hillsy

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Re: Restoring Yamaha Bar Controls
« Reply #10 on: Sep 07, 2017, 09:54:34 »
Hey hillsy thanks for the tip!
that means just slighlty heating up the surface and then letting it cool down?

Sort of. It's a bit different for every type of panel though. Best thing for you to do would be to grab an old plastic inner mudguard and experiment. As you heat the plastic you will see the colour come back into it. You have to make sure you don't heat it too much in one spot or the plastic will bubble up or melt.

Offline der_nanno

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Re: Restoring Yamaha Bar Controls
« Reply #11 on: Sep 08, 2017, 03:11:22 »
First thing I'd try would be some car interior refresher. (in German: Cockpit Spray) I generally prefer "Armor All" over "Nigrin".
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Offline Ride

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Re: Restoring Yamaha Bar Controls
« Reply #12 on: Sep 08, 2017, 10:40:40 »
Armor all is not advised. It accelerates the fading due to the silicon which works as a magnifying glass on the plasticizers. The film on a car windshield is the stuff I'm talking about. It's your dashboard migrating to your windshield.

There are better products to protect plastic like Vinyex. Heat works. I've read you can boil plastics to bring em back.

I've had great success on greyed chalky car bumpers with black shoe polish. No joke it's the only thing that lasted and years!

The kiwi brand stuff with the sponge applicator is what I used.

Offline Pinky23

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Re: Restoring Yamaha Bar Controls
« Reply #13 on: Sep 10, 2017, 07:26:14 »
Be careful if you're going to heat the plastic. I don't know if it works an all plastics, I've heard it doesn't. Don't know for sure though

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