|Motorcycle plastics are vital to the appearance and performance of your motorcycle. A clean, clear windscreen and haze-free headlight lens enable you to see and be seen. Autogeek carries a number of plastic polishes, headlight polishes, plastic cleaners, and plastic protectants to keep all your motorcycle’s plastic surfaces clean, clear, and scratch-free.|
Just like a car’s headlight lens cover, a motorcycle headlight will become cloudy and yellow over time. The cloudiness results from the oxidation of the topcoat of the lens cover. It’s just another way UV radiation impacts your bike. If not corrected quickly, the oxidation will lessen the amount of light emitted from the headlight, which will make night riding a real safety hazard.
To polish out the scratches and oxidation on your motorcycle headlight, you have a few options. Both Wolfgang and Diamondite make excellent headlight lens repair kits. The Wolfgang Plastik Lens Cleaning System consists of three products to clean, polish, and protect the lens cover, plus all the pads you’ll need to complete the job with your electric drill. The result of the Wolfgang Plastic Lens Cleaning System on a dirty, dull headlight is nothing short of dramatic.
The Diamondite Clear Plastic Kit is made by the clear surface care specialists. Again, this kit takes you from restoration to protection in three simple steps using your electric drill or polisher. You can remove most scratches and all oxidation in most cases with the Diamondite Clear Plastic Kit.
The first step to maintaining your motorcycle’s windscreen is protection. Use Diamondite Plasti-Care, an aerosol plastic cleaner, polish, and protectant. Just spray it on, spread it around with a soft microfiber towel and wipe it off. Do this maybe once a month or as needed to clean the windscreen. Plasti-Care can also be used on clear plastic instrument panels, helmet visors, and colored plastics.
Plexus is another popular choice for plastic maintenance and it comes in a convenient pocket-size sprayer. Toss it in your saddlebag for on-the-road motorcycle maintenance.
After detailing your motorcycle, finish it off by coating the windscreen with a good plastic sealant. Wolfgang Plastik Surface Sealant or Diamondite Clear Plastic Liquid Armor are both excellent polymer protectants that will repel moisture and discourage contaminants from sticking. These are both wipe on, buff off products.
Because there are so many different materials on a motorcycle, some manufacturers have developed products to address every surface. S100 Total Cycle Finish Restorer and Flitz Metal Polish, Fiberglass & Paint Restorer both polish painted and colored plastics safely. Remove scratches, enhance the shine and protect the plastic in one quick step. The best thing about these products is that you can also use them on the paint and metal.
We know you’d rather be riding your bike than detailing it, so here are some quick and easy products that work hard to keep plastic surfaces looking great.
S100 Special Surfaces Cleaner is like a quick detailer specifically formulated for plastic motorcycle surfaces. It’s safe and gentle on all plastics, plus it leaves the surface anti-static.
Diamondite Plasti-Care, as described above, is another quick spray product that will keep plastics clean and protected. It is a larger aerosol can so keep this one in the garage for weekend detailing. On the road, carry a small can of Plexus to wipe down plastic surfaces as needed. Don’t forget to pack a soft Cobra Microfiber Detailing Towel to safely buff plastics to a clean, scratch-free shine.
Maintaining plastic surfaces is vital to keeping your motorcycle looking it’s best and extending the life of all plastic components. Using the proper products facilitates easier applications and long lasting results!