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I have a bad rub mark on my rear fender after my accident.

Has anyone tried fixing bad rub marks on the Troy Lee plastics? I'm afraid that if I buy that plastic renew stuff, I will be able to fix it but lose the look of the metallic. :( I'm not even going to worry about replacing the graphics on that fender till I can fix that rub mark.
 

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Hey TLD, I've heard conflicting stories about that plastic renew stuff!! Either you get it right and it works or you mess it up and it turns to sh$t. Lots of work I've heard also. Good luck
 

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Try buffing it first, keep the pad moving so the plastic doesn't heat up to the melt point.

Plastic Renew works but I've never tried it on black. It is a lot of work but the results show the effort you put into it.
 

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Did the black plastic turn white or discolor in any way if you rolled it or took a tumble?

I'd be leary of trying to buff out any scratches with the shiny metallic flakes.

Note on the bottom underside of your fender plastic, its not the same gloss and sparkles as the top side, so its a type of clear coat on the upper appearance surfaces.....

Don't worry about the scratches, call it Woods Pin-stripping!
 

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Get some 3M Marine Vinyl protectant $7 at Walmart, wipe it on, wait 20-30 minutes (it flows out) and you'll have like new shine.
 

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Another thing that should work is using a heat gun just run it over the area a few times. My friends and I have done this plenty of times on ours. Some of my friends to it on their raptors too on the stress marks after they roll em:). Every once in a while I'll run the heat gun over all my plastics cuz it brings out the "new" shine.
 

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No I didn't find any stress marks at all. My friend said that one of the front fenders was touching the front tire and he had to bend it back up so I'm extremely supprised there wasn't a mark on the front.

I did get out to the garage to pull the front cab off to see if there was any hidden damage and found none. Woot Woot!

I also grabbed the front cab and held it up to a light and the metallic flakes are in the plastic and souldn't be a clearcoat. When I ordered my parts from Roger at the superbikeshop I talked to him about the rub mark and he said he would try to get some info from Polaris. I'll post what ever I hear.

I can't wait till tomorrow, I will be ordering Nerfs, handguards and the trail tech setup. Whoohooo.

Now I just hope my shoulder andd wrist heal fast so I can fix it myself!

I'm a bit excited!
 
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