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Does anyone have any advice on how to remove deep scratches and discoloured parts on plastics? My ktm has a few and there very noticeable but go away when wet? Tried a few polishes that claim to remove them but did not work

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Never done it but I'm thinking sand paper. Start as coarse as required then get finer and finer to finish it up. Then polish it up and call it a day.

 

Personally, I would just leave it. Gives the bike character and it's going to get more! At least mine does LOL

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They won't buff out. The only thing you can do to make them look new is replace them.

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I gave up on worrying about my plastic's. Just last saturaday my bike slid 20ft down a 200ft wash out (long story), then later ended up down with the front wheel on one side of a tree and the front fender on the other.

Rear number plate's usually take the brunt of this so I'll buy some new one's every couple of year's

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Aren't there some kind of plastic welding material that you can use to try and fix broken fenders?

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Rode with a lunatic a couple weeks ago , his plastic had so many zipties it looked like a frankenstein bike. It was quickly evident that his cheater clutch ktm took him places way beyond my comfort level. Lol,,, just shows ya , some riderz dont have any problems with bike vanity.

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Aren't there some kind of plastic welding material that you can use to try and fix broken fenders?

 When I got my bike the rear fender was cracked halfway across. I took it to a highly reputable plastic welding place out here, and unfortunately got a incompetent staff member just trying to make a buck on the side and he did a bad job.

First ride at the track happened to be a wet and muddy day. Fender broke again like it wasn't ever fixed.

 

 

I ziptied it and its held up a year since lol!

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I'd put a sticker on it or buy a new one, they are pretty cheap like yz125rider447 said.

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