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Offline wtsheff

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gas spill on black plastic
« on: June 17, 2019, 04:48:11 AM »
I splashed gas onto the black plastic below the tank (just above the bmw logo on the side) on a 2015 s1000r.
Can't believe it discolored/ate away finish on the black plastic.
This ever happen to anyone else.
I guess I have to search for a flat black color to match,
Thanks in advance for any assistance.

Offline podders

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Re: gas spill on black plastic
« Reply #1 on: June 17, 2019, 01:30:19 PM »
Modern fuels are very harsh on finishes, super unleaded took the paint off my classic bikes crank case covers the once...

Ive seen discoloured plastic renewed by taking away the tainted top layer by various chemicals and even sanding it with very fine papers..nothing to lose by trying that id say, do a google search ..

Offline wtsheff

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Re: gas spill on black plastic
« Reply #2 on: June 17, 2019, 07:06:10 PM »
Great, thanks.
I will try that option 1st.

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Re: gas spill on black plastic
« Reply #3 on: June 17, 2019, 07:29:31 PM »
*Originally Posted by wtsheff [+]
I splashed gas onto the black plastic below the tank (just above the bmw logo on the side) on a 2015 s1000r.
Can't believe it discolored/ate away finish on the black plastic.
This ever happen to anyone else.
I guess I have to search for a flat black color to match,
Thanks in advance for any assistance.
I use Penetrol on my Jeep fenders to restore the faded black plastic and might be a decent solution to hold you over.  A can costs about $11 and lasts a long time leaving a sheen look. Lowes should have it in stock and usually in the paint section.
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Re: gas spill on black plastic
« Reply #4 on: June 17, 2019, 09:27:26 PM »
That particular plastic has well documented paint issues, many have had it go to crap without anything attacking it. Maybe try Armorall?
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