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Offline Bowyerv

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Brake fluid on the plastic
« on: August 24, 2017, 02:07:01 am »
I know.  I know. DON'T SPILL THE BRAKE FLUID!  >:(   

Can I fix this, or is she marked forever?' :-[

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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #1 on: August 24, 2017, 03:50:34 am »
Maybe???? Some buffing compound? Good luck, let us know how it goes.
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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #2 on: August 24, 2017, 03:52:52 am »
Was worried that a buffing compound might buff the relief of the plastic away as its not smooth

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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #3 on: August 24, 2017, 04:02:42 am »
Strong dishwashing liquid/hot water solution, scrub with an old ttothbrush,.rinse, repeat, towel dry...

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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #4 on: August 24, 2017, 08:35:35 am »
A good quality plastic dressing/restorer will work wonders....
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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #5 on: August 25, 2017, 12:28:53 am »
Strong dishwashing liquid/hot water solution, scrub with an old ttothbrush,.rinse, repeat, towel dry...
My wife reckons my teeth have never looked so bright ...
                                   (but it has reduced the mark by about 20% Thank you)

A good quality plastic dressing/restorer will work wonders....
That has done the trick ... almost perfect. Thanks  :beerchug:

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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #6 on: August 25, 2017, 05:50:11 pm »
What MOB said
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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #7 on: August 25, 2017, 06:04:14 pm »
Strong dishwashing liquid/hot water solution, scrub with an old ttothbrush,.rinse, repeat, towel dry...
My wife reckons my teeth have never looked so bright ...
                                   (but it has reduced the mark by about 20% Thank you)

A good quality plastic dressing/restorer will work wonders....
That has done the trick ... almost perfect. Thanks  :beerchug:
Can you show us pics of the results? I had the same issue with a stupid drop coming out of the reservoir after I had closed it and removed the rags, basically leaving a streak in the plastic fairing from top to bottom >:(
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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #8 on: August 25, 2017, 07:24:19 pm »
I did the same thing in spite of having garbage bags and shop towels covering the paint and black plastic; got drips on the black plastic. I tried Mothers Back-to-Black Plastic and Trim Restorer, but it didn't do any good. I am curious - which restorer did the trick for you?

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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #9 on: August 31, 2017, 01:19:18 am »
Can you show us pics of the result? ...
...Plastic and Trim Restorer, but it didn't do any good. I am curious - which restorer did the trick for you?


Pics forthcoming. Bike is in the shop at the mo being repaired after a bingle with a wallaby.  :-[ 
When I get her back I'll take a pic. Product I used that worked best was Turtle Wax Trim restorer. I applied this generously several times over 24hrs. gave it plenty of time to soak in between applications. Can only just detect the mark ... but I have to look for it. Apparently over time it should fade out entirely
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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #10 on: September 06, 2017, 07:18:19 am »
Here's the result of that Turtle wax plastics product. I can still see the mark but it's now not obvious. Looks like light reflecting off something.

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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #11 on: September 06, 2017, 12:43:56 pm »
Thanks for the info and pic. That approach helped hide the brake fluid scarring of the plastic on my bike, but not completely.
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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #12 on: September 06, 2017, 12:59:02 pm »
Here's the result of that Turtle wax plastics product. I can still see the mark but it's now not obvious. Looks like light reflecting off something.
Man, those are amazing results! Thank you!
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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #13 on: September 07, 2017, 10:44:53 pm »
Wow... quite a difference. Well done, and thanks for sharing.

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Re: Brake fluid on the plastic
« Reply #14 on: September 21, 2017, 06:14:28 pm »
So,  How tough is it to get a lid for the box? Anyone tried? I actually used a small sharp tipped paint brush w/ gloss black and carefully dabbed at the discolored area and blended out well..