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Hi all,

 

I’ve had my Kawasaki Z300 for around 5 years now (67 plate) and the plastics have completely white washed I'm assuming due to the sun over time.

 

I was wondering if people could find a solution to getting them restored, preferably without having to buy new OEM fairings! 
 

Appreciate all help posted.
 

many thanks

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Wow, that's bad for something so new. 

 

I remember the colour red used to have this issue back in the day due to the sun bleaching it. 

If I remember correctly, a good polish can bring them back to full colour/gloss.

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There are various colour restore potions on the market. I used one from Muc-Off to restore some faded black plastics on my previous bike and it worked quite well. 

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Thanks for the replies.

 

as for the polishing side of things, is it just with a microfibre cloth and a bit of elbow grease or are there specific cloths you have to use, sanding first, etc? 

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As suggested by @S-Westerly there are various products.

 

I would start with just some standard T-cut, smear a little on with any cloth, and just keep rubbing in overlapping circles until you have your result, then buff with something like a microfibre cloth.

As with any of these products, test a small area first.

It would be wise to treat restored areas with something like a ceramic coating for protection. I just saw all this stuff in Halfords, so it's not just for pro's...

 

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Watch from 7:10.
This stuff is good because you can use it by hand, whereas most stuff recommends you do it with a machine 

 

 

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I would be tempted to try wrapping those parts in carbon fibre look film. No doubt a fiddly job. I’ve never done it. But might make the bike look amazing 

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