1965 Honda Cub 50 C100 needing parts

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Re: New 1965 Honda Cub 50 C100 owner

Post by Tranberg » Wed Feb 07, 2018 6:44 pm

You could try "salon cream" - hydrogen peroxide-based bleach. Google "retro-brite"

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Re: New 1965 Honda Cub 50 C100 owner

Post by digger89L » Fri Feb 09, 2018 5:25 am

Good info, and good lead ....thank you very much. I'll check them out.

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Re: New 1965 Honda Cub 50 C100 owner

Post by Newtsalad » Fri Feb 09, 2018 11:14 am

I reckon You'll need to sand the legshields. Work up to as fine a grade as you have the patience for. Then, with care, judicious application of heat may bring back the shine, but it takes care and practice, easy to scorch them.

I use a butane pencil torch, moving quite quickly, working a small area. I done the mudguards on the XL 350 using this method, came up well.

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Re: New 1965 Honda Cub 50 C100 owner

Post by digger89L » Fri Feb 09, 2018 8:45 pm

Yeah ...I've considered sanding as an option. I'll go that route if the salon bleaching doesn't work. I DID try household chlorine bleach, with no luck. I've heard about the torch method before .....wish i had a junker leg shield to practice on!!

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Re: 1965 Honda Cub 50 C100 needing parts

Post by digger89L » Wed Feb 14, 2018 3:08 am

Yeah ...I'm sanding now. Non of bleaching products worked ...not even a little tiny bit. The orange (amber gasoline) stain is just too deep into the plastic. So ...I'm going to go thru the sanding process (coarse grits down to real fine grit) and then see if I can bring a bit of shine back with one of those Gel-Gloss ///kitchen/// and bath products. Will report any positive progress. If I need to resort to painting afterwards, any suggestions on matching colour spray paint specifically designed for painting plastics?

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Re: 1965 Honda Cub 50 C100 needing parts

Post by AE86 » Wed Feb 14, 2018 6:52 am

Hi fellow Canadian,

Painting the plastics is a bit of a pain on these as the paint likes to flake off easily. It's somewhat hit and miss, but for best results I've found that using 2 part automotive filler primer (white) topped with automotive urethane seems to "stick" the best, but not without rigorous and fastidious sanding with 400 grit paper. I've spray several leg shields however, and none of them worked all that brilliantly to be honest. The paint just doesn't like to stick to it that well.

Next thing I was going to try was plastidip as my nephew just sprayed his plastic fenders with it (for a matte look) and it seems to be holding up alright after a few months.

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Re: 1965 Honda Cub 50 C100 needing parts

Post by digger89L » Thu Feb 15, 2018 4:27 am

I was thinking of the rattle-can paints formulated especially for plastics ..like the Krylon Fusion products (http://www.krylon.ca/products/fusion-for-plastic/) I've used them successfully on resin lawn furniture and the finish has lasted for years. My plan is to sand everything down, and finish up with something 400 grit before painting. If you're suggesting other paint products / processes, please tell me brand names and more details. I have the busted plastic front fender (not sure if it is the same type of plastic as the leg shield?) so maybe I'll practise on that first. Thanks for adding your comments ...

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