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    Painting Plastic On Waveraider

    Any ideas on how to paint this piece or at least something to wrap or cover over it? It is very faded and I want to change it to something fresher.
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    Credit to bacon..


    Get some spray on armor all and let it set on there for a few days of heavy doses...and it will look like new. Yeah you have to do this about once ever 2 weeks...but it works

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    heat gun method.. ( look for it in search)
    Then use your own prefered snake oil to help restore the finish further..

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    Thanks Peavler and 500, those both seem like great ideas. I really appreciate the insight on this forum compared to PWC.

    Best,

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    Lots of good folks on both ...just a lot more starter folks on the PWC site.

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    Adam, I will post you pics of the paint I used. It has lasted longer than the above posted. Been a few years! When I can get in the garage that broke on sunday. I will post pics of the spray paint I used. I think It was a krylon. Fill you in on wednesday If my bud shows up to get me in the garage? Lee
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    that looks good...the Raider looks good....man you got all the good looking stuff

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    One more question while this thread is still active...what do you guys think about putting hydro-turf on the waveraider rails. They are chipped, some areas worse than others, but really faded. Do you think I should polish them or turf them? Have you had any experience "turfing" a waveraider or a couch?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Adam E. View Post
    One more question while this thread is still active...what do you guys think about putting hydro-turf on the waveraider rails. They are chipped, some areas worse than others, but really faded. Do you think I should polish them or turf them? Have you had any experience "turfing" a waveraider or a couch?

    Adam
    use the heat gun method on these also.. it will amaze you what it revives and fixes in the way of scratches and blemishes on plastic...just dont try it all in one fell swoop.. get the hang of it lightly first time thru,let it cool and reheat.. that hazed white powder will melt and sink while the oils from the underlying surface rise...take the fuel cap off and practice on that ,the vaied angles on it will blend nicely...even your brittle red fuel knob will look new when done ..old WR's have lots of 'dead' plastic and i have used this method to revive the rails and all other plastic fittaments..

    warning's

    1. you can get the plastic so hot it will sag and collapse,take your time heating and cooling ..

    2. use care when using the heat gun around fuel. especially around the trim at the tank area.. (remove those parts or the tank ,before heating..also air out the hull of stray fumes)

    3. wear gloves whle doing this, hot plastic will burn you and the gun's blast will also...

    4. if doing this is near paint be carefull you dont heat the surface to a point of blistering it... you can isolate the area with a bit of aluminum foil to shield and carry away the heat ( old gel coat your pretty safe with applying a bit of heat to, but thats only up to a point)

    turfing ...lots of threads on turfing(SEARCH) ,especially on Raiders and GP's here in O/S.. check out 'MP's New Ski' raider thread in its entirety.. early on in the thread there is lots of good Raider info and pictures of his turfing restoring of that ski

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