Monday, November 4, 2013

Cleaning Plastic

Cleaning plastic is something I have not tried in the past but I found it very similar to cleaning chrome. The steering damper knob was coated in gold paint overspray and oxidized.  To remove the paint I soaked it in Coke for two weeks. When it came out of the Coke I scrubbed off the softened paint with an aluminum bristle brush.  Next I put it in my polisher to clean the plastic. This process worked well. As for metals, there are buffing compounds for plastic. If I did not have a polishing machine I would try this method. 

 Heavy gold metal flake over spray & a dull finish

Finished and ready to assemble

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