Thread: The Torch Works!
09-28-2007, 09:43 PM #1
The Torch Works!
I took a propane torch to various parts of that SL750 I'm parting out and it really made a difference. It didn't make things look new, but it did bring back the original color nicely. I used it on the rub rails, handlebar pad, and grab handle.
09-28-2007, 09:48 PM #2
it worked on the handlbar pad too?! Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
09-28-2007, 10:39 PM #3
I'd think it would work great on the handlebar pad - as long as you wanted it to look like a floor mat afterwords...
Seriously though, on the handlebar pad? It didn't melt it?
09-28-2007, 10:40 PM #4
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09-30-2007, 11:20 AM #5
The idea is not to hold the torch in one position very long. I used a fan tip to spread out the heat. The handle bar pad darkened in color, but by no means did it make it like new.
I think all that happens is that faded surface plastic is melted a little, getting rid of the oxidated look.
The key is to keep the torch moving, slowly but moving.
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