Refurbishing old plastics.

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  1. chee_dee

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    So I bought this Sunburnt Blaster a week or 2 ago and had a go at it with my lil gas torch. Did wonders.

    Before, after wash and soap scrub.
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    After 3 minutes with the torch. SMALL AFTER.jpg

    Before

    BIG BEFORE (2).jpg DARKBLUE.jpg

    After cleaning and scrubbing.... and my Torch. BIG AFTER.jpg BIG AFTER2.jpg
     
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    impressive! What's the 'little gas torch' method?
     
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    Have a search on YouTube. Quite a few vids for restoring the plastics with a propane torch.

    In a nutshell, u need to try and heat the plastic up evenly and slowly until it starts to shine, the run with that shine as you would with a spray gun motion.

    Obviously too hot won't be good but you catch a feel for it pretty soon.
     
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    I'll be damned.. Any idea what's happening that restores the color? Is it burning off the glaze/haze or is it bringing the plastic's oils to the surface?
    Really cool, though. Thanks for the info
     
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    LOL I got no clue buddy, I just know the plastics becomes perdy. LOL
     

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