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Canopy Refurbishment/Repair

Discussion in 'Covering and Painting' started by Wacobipe, Sep 27, 2015.

   
  1. pawnshopmike

    pawnshopmike GSN Sponsor Tier 1

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    Wow great job bro. :way_to_go:
     
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    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

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    For the final polish and to keep all your plastic stuff looking great I swear by PlastX...made by Meguiars. Have used it for years on full scale windshields. Also works great on auto headlight covers.
     
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    Robbins Team WTFO (Watch The Fun Occur)

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    looks like a lot of elbow grease may have been used also
     
  4. Wacobipe

    Wacobipe 100cc

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    That may be something of an understatement...one spot would have been pretty quick and easy as canopy material is soft....but I made such a mess of it I ended up polishing nearly the entire canopy :msn_slap:

    I just considered it a good way to remind myself to NEVER DO THAT AGAIN!
     
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    Pistolera HEY!..GET OUTTA MY TREE!

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    Yep...always learn from your mistakes, as well as other's.....we don't have time to make them all!!!!!!
     
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    I'll drink to that.:cheers:
     
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    Dan767 70cc twin V2

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    I think their products are industry standard in the military for canopy maintenance.
     
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    Some plastics may not accept a shine from the processes listed above though most will. If your plastic doesn't shine up you can usually coat the whole canopy with a light coat of 2 part automotive urethane clear. The results can be amazing and the clear can be buffed if needed though usually the as sprayed look is very impressive.

    As always you need to test for paint compatibility on a tiny spot of canopy. If the spot doesn't turn hazy, you should be good to go with the clear. Sand the whole canopy with 1000 grit or finer wet before clear coating.
     
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    The clear coat process works great on nasty automotive headlights as well.
     
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