Restoring handle bar switches?

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Re: Restoring handle bar switches?

Postby MarkinNam » Tue Oct 27, 2015 3:19 am

as promised the after pics, this is with 1 application and after about 3 weeks
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Re: Restoring handle bar switches?

Postby boomtank » Fri Oct 30, 2015 11:00 pm

Wow!! Great results there. Never would have thought about coconut oil. :)
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Re: Restoring handle bar switches?

Postby alston » Fri Dec 18, 2015 3:29 pm

Wow, did you get those results just from polishing them with coconut oil?

Did you polish with a rag or steel wool?
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Re: Restoring handle bar switches?

Postby spotthedogg » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:14 pm

Since the paint is still on I doubt it was steel wool...
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Re: Restoring handle bar switches?

Postby MarkinNam » Fri Dec 18, 2015 10:57 pm

Hi I tried using an buffing pad on a dremmel tool but was concerned when the heat generated started affecting the plastic and paint, I applied 1 coat of coconut oil back then, nothing since and the finish is starting to deteriorate again, looks like every time I polish her the oil will be out again. It's cheap enough anyway, still pretty happy though
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Re: Restoring handle bar switches?

Postby baddog » Sat Dec 19, 2015 7:54 am

Armor-All works. Also Vaseline.
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Re: Restoring handle bar switches?

Postby boomtank » Sun Mar 20, 2016 11:12 pm

Well it's been a long time but I finally got back to these. Two long days of scrapping, sanding, and buffing. Worth it...maybe, but I'll probably replace them eventually.

They did turn out well enough for now. Just how long it will last is the big question.

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Re: Restoring handle bar switches?

Postby John Hilmer » Mon Mar 21, 2016 6:01 am

Looking great!

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Re: Restoring handle bar switches?

Postby MarkinNam » Thu Jun 09, 2016 4:42 am

has any body found grips of the correct length? or a web page to buy from?
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