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 Post subject: Mother's Back to Black trim treatment
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 12:12 am 
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I would much rather spend Saturday morning riding rather than washing and waxing my Rebel, but I do like her to be somewhat presentable in public. The plastic around the handlebar switches/clamshells on my Rebel was faded to a dull grey as were the plastic covers around the fuse box, tool kit compartment and wiring cover behind the headlight. I had used Mothers Back to Black with great results on automotive exterior trim so decided to see how it would do on the Rebel 250.
A light application made a noticeable difference, a few days later I did another application and the plastic looks brand new. Quick and easy to use, I would definitely recommend it. There is very little residue or slipperiness once it has absorbed but I would avoid putting it on grips or other control surfaces. Easy to find at most auto parts stores and many larger chain retailers like Target and Wal Mart carry it.

http://www.mothers.com/02_products/06108.html


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 Post subject: Re: Mother's Back to Black trim treatment
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 4:59 am 
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I've used this stuff myself. It seems to work well.

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 Post subject: Re: Mother's Back to Black trim treatment
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 5:49 am 
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http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=rSPqzgxrBFs

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 Post subject: Re: Mother's Back to Black trim treatment
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:19 am 
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Pretty amusing video, Duke! and they resisted using the Rolling Stones as a soundtrack, so extra points for that.

Oh, and I have some Back to Black in the garage as well. Found that it takes things back to black, just as advertised.

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 Post subject: Re: Mother's Back to Black trim treatment
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 8:20 pm 
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My personal favorite part of the video:

"This is 'Forever Black,' and it lasts for _weeks_!"

:rofl:

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 Post subject: Re: Mother's Back to Black trim treatment
PostPosted: Wed Oct 17, 2012 9:04 pm 
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After watching that video, I realize that I could have just used a big Sharpie marker instead. Maybe I can tape a few together for better coverage. The red tow hook on the front of the car really completes the whole look, is there a Forever Red product out there?
Duke, thanks for posting the link.


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