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Pelican trunk gettin' frosty on top..

Not a big deal but kinda irks me, has any body tried those "black out" car bumper remedies? I don't want to make it worse.
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Heres something that might interest you. If you scroll through the photos on the thread. The guy painted his bike with truck bed liner. Might be something you could do http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87752

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I would look for something that protects against UV. The bumper protection stuf works pretty good, but I would look for something that you can spray versus applying with a rag. I think you would find the spray would look better after application. Try the company Stoner. They make a lot of products.

I have pelican saddlebags, and so far they are holding their color pretty good.

Where do you live? If you live in an area that has high UV indexes, then plastics will fade quicker. I lived in New Mexico for three years, and noticed things fading quicker than normal.

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When the tops of my E21s get boot scuffed and marked up, I take black Kiwi shoe polish to them. Oh, the things the Army teachs you. It always makes them look new again.

I also scuffed/scratched the corner of a side case in a zero speed drop. I sanded the deep scuffs down with a fine grit, which turned the whole spot a faded grey. Out came the old shoe polish and it looks like new again. Cheap fix too.


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When the tops of my E21s get boot scuffed and marked up, I take black Kiwi shoe polish to them. Oh, the things the Army teachs you. It always makes them look new again.

I also scuffed/scratched the corner of a side case in a zero speed drop. I sanded the deep scuffs down with a fine grit, which turned the whole spot a faded grey. Out came the old shoe polish and it looks like new again. Cheap fix too.

Thanks, I'll try that.
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Heres something that might interest you. If you scroll through the photos on the thread. The guy painted his bike with truck bed liner. Might be something you could do http://www.twtex.com/forums/showthread.php?t=87752
Thanks, I don't think he coated the Pelicans though. I wanna see some one do it first
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On the V I'll spray some Lemon Pledge (generic version) on the black. Buff it and it comes nice and dark!

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When the tops of my E21s get boot scuffed and marked up, I take black Kiwi shoe polish to them. Oh, the things the Army teachs you. It always makes them look new again.

I also scuffed/scratched the corner of a side case in a zero speed drop. I sanded the deep scuffs down with a fine grit, which turned the whole spot a faded grey. Out came the old shoe polish and it looks like new again. Cheap fix too.

The carefully use of a heat gun helps blend in scratches. This is a trick a panel beater told me. Works good especially on the " wrinkly" textured surfaces.
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