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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 08-05-2018, 11:47 AM Thread Starter
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Plastic and Rubber protectant?

Hey Happy Forum Family. Wanted to ask what everyone uses to shine and protect the plastic parts and rubber buttons on the tank.
I was using the one size fits all spray wax and cleaner but the plastic is getting a little dull and normally I would use the new ArmorAll shine wipe-on stuff but before I go and lube up the plastic with this I wanted to get some input.
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Two products will do the trick:

1. Bug Slide, great product I use it on my motorcycle and my car and truck.

2. 303 Protectant interior & Exterior

Bug Slide you can order online or find it at most Harley dealers.

303 Protectant you can find at AutoZone and other auto parts stores.
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Two products will do the trick:

1. Bug Slide, great product I use it on my motorcycle and my car and truck.

2. 303 Protectant interior & Exterior

Bug Slide you can order online or find it at most Harley dealers.

303 Protectant you can find at AutoZone and other auto parts stores.
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Hey Happy Forum Family. Wanted to ask what everyone uses to shine and protect the plastic parts and rubber buttons on the tank.
I was using the one size fits all spray wax and cleaner but the plastic is getting a little dull and normally I would use the new ArmorAll shine wipe-on stuff but before I go and lube up the plastic with this I wanted to get some input.
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Iíve used a leather/vinyl/plastic sealant for years that you canít buy off the shelf, but I canít get it anymore and may have to look into the 303. I used to use ArmorAll (over 20 years ago) but stopped due to the residue attracting more dirt and dust. Havenít looked at their stuff in years, so maybe theyíve addressed that.

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Thanks American and Jamaha. Appreciate the reply.
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Hey Happy Forum Family. Wanted to ask what everyone uses to shine and protect the plastic parts and rubber buttons on the tank.
I was using the one size fits all spray wax and cleaner but the plastic is getting a little dull and normally I would use the new ArmorAll shine wipe-on stuff but before I go and lube up the plastic with this I wanted to get some input.
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Do not use Armorall! It has a reputation that over time it will suck the emollients out of the plastic that make it pliable and it makes it BRITTLE.
There’s a product Turtle Wax makes that doesn’t do that, it’s what I use but I can’t remeber the name off the top of my head.
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I picked up a thing of Mother's Back to Black and so far it seems to do the trick. Only applied it once last month and brought the luster back. Have washed it a few times since. Key thing now is to try to minimize getting wax on the plastic bits in the meantime.
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Wow. Thanks everyone. I knew there was something tried and true.
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Wow. Thanks everyone. I knew there was something tried and true.
So which product are you choosing? I didn't really see a definitive answer in the discussion. 303?

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I am going to read up on all to see how to apply, when to apply, and on what each can be used on. I will buy all maybe and then try them and see what works best or what I think works best.
Thanks again everyone.
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I am going to read up on all to see how to apply, when to apply, and on what each can be used on. I will buy all maybe and then try them and see what works best or what I think works best.
Thanks again everyone.
I just bought some 303 the other day. Never tried it but I’ve heard good things. We’ll see how it does.
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