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post #1 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2013, 12:07 AM Thread Starter
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Make dirty plastic look new!!

Hey everyone,

Just would like to share a little trick I found to clean up those dirty plastics. When I bought my wheeler, it had some dirt stains, boot scuffs, and other scuffs on it. I tried washing it and scrubbing it and no luck, still there. So then I wanted to repaint it because i'm picky and wanted it to look nicer. Well I found out painting had a lot of prep work and I was worried it wouldn't turn out good. So I had an idea to try something. I went to the grocery store and bought MR. CLEAN MAGIC ERASER (extra strength)

THEY WORK AWESOME!!! I have a yellow Z400 and it made the plastic look like it was almost brand new!! I always have a couple laying around now. Just thought I would share this trick with anyone else out there looking to make their wheeler look like new.
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post #2 of 6 (permalink) Old 06-11-2013, 12:54 AM
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I like them as well. You still need to get some kind of wax on it after you use it. They are pretty abrasive.
Here's a ton of stuff on cleaning up plastic (searched "magic eraser").
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post #3 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 01:35 AM
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Magic Eraser worked pretty good for me! I cant believe how it took the scuff marks right out of my plastics when i went to sell it. Here is a picture before and after using a magic eraser.
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post #4 of 6 (permalink) Old 05-19-2014, 12:40 PM
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Would the eraser work for light scratches too? Obviously it won't rake away the scratches themselves, but like the dirt/scuffs inside the scratches that make em stand out?

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yeah but it is like a real light sand paper and will also take the gloss off of te plastic so you have to polish or wax afterward.
Check out the thread on the floor polish people have been using.
https://www.suzukicentral.com/forums/...cs-my-way.html

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Ya I found some liquid gold furniture polish and used that yesterday, and it made it shine/glossy. Don't know how well it'll work after the eraser tho. Both my rear fenders are filled with scratches, with a few that stand out more than the rest. Nothing deep tho, some just bigger.

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