Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT

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Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT

Postby Doug504 » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:00 pm

Anyone recommend a product they use to clean and refresh plastics? I’m particularly referring to the inside of a BMW R80RT fairing, storage box surrounds, panniers etc. Tried a couple of products but they seem to leave a residue or don’t appear to do a great deal.

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Re: Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT

Postby windmill john » Sun Jan 10, 2021 6:20 pm

Personally and I think I’ll go as far as a recommendation, I’ve used this for years on all plastics. Makes them look like new and no residue:

https://www.halfords.com/motoring/car-c ... 21657.html

On the black areas of an R80RT fairing and panniers, looks beeee-you-tee-ful
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Re: Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT

Postby Doug504 » Mon Jan 11, 2021 9:23 am

Thanks John, I’ll give a go.

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Re: Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT

Postby andyb » Fri Jan 15, 2021 6:45 pm

I found that a couple of doses or ACF50 on a rag got rid of the whiteness on my filler cap - I did that about 4 years ago and it has remained black ever since. Hope that helps
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Re: Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT

Postby Doug504 » Fri Jan 15, 2021 9:56 pm

Thanks Andy, I have some of this, I’ll give it a go to remove previous residue then try the polish John suggested.

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Re: Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT

Postby windmill john » Sat Jan 16, 2021 8:48 am

I’ve never thought of it as a polish, but I guess it could be... not sure how effective it will be on top of ACF50. I treat the one I mentioned as a cleaner/shiner. Not cheap, but it does looks good when done.
If panniers have mud on them, then I’ll wash that off. When dry, apply the vinyl cleaner. With the inside of the fairing, I just use it alone.

I haven’t tried ACF on plastics, so who knows, it could be as good, as Andy says.
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Re: Plastics cleaner? BMW R80RT

Postby r75boxer » Sat Jan 16, 2021 5:26 pm

Hello all. I've used this product from Motul. Works well but, like most Motul products, it ain't cheap.

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