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disclaimer found this on from googling last night.


mix up 60% paint thinner and 40% boiled linseed oil


faded plastic.


beer is required to do this fyi.


after 1 coating




from what I understand 5 coats of this mixture is required over a few weeks.

will restore UV damaged plastic.

this will be a daily update from me if it works or not.


the other option i found was heat gun treatment. basicly getting the plastic close to melting point

will follow up with more pics

day 2, after first coat.

dry to touch tacky in a few spots.
left one part untreated for side by side look of before and after.



shot of the center of it. coat is completely dry, can faintly see some of the faded areas.



applied second application of this mixture.

will post again tomorrow.

2 days later after second coat. completely dry. 5 pictures.









not bad for 2 coats and 3 days to let dry, dog hair did get mixed in. extra texturing eh?

going to work on some of the nasty scratches in it and see what it looks like after.
 

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I use the heat gun method when removing some panels as they "whiten" near the clips. I know for a fact that does work. I wouldn't try an entire panel though as some warping could easily result. Your method seems to look promising so far.
 

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I hope this works and I'm not making an ass out of my self.

This makes sense to me because it it is replacing the lost oil in the plastic do to fading.

as to trying a whole panel with a heat gun, I wouldn't want to try it. hands are not steady like 20 years ago.

And,Why buy or rent a heat gun when you have something thats for 15 bucks a better mixture and solution then armor all.
 

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Looks good so far.
 
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