Author Topic: 1/4 trim / lower rear arm rest trim restoration and repair  (Read 293 times)

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Offline ronnie

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1/4 trim / lower rear arm rest trim restoration and repair
« on: July 08, 2011, 08:19:02 AM »
my 1/4 trim/rear arm rest trim(whichever you prefer) is dried out, dusty and flaking. of course buying new is an option but are there any ways to save what i have?

sanding and repainting?

Offline silverback

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Re: 1/4 trim / lower rear arm rest trim restoration and repair
« Reply #1 on: July 08, 2011, 08:42:00 AM »
i guess it depends how bad it is, mine had a 6" x1"patch that had flaked and crumbled, and it had also gone badly at the edge where it goes over the door opening. I used a combination of milliput and ordinary plastic modelling filler after 1st thoroughly cleaning/degreasing the piece. Once everything was sanded and blended I used SEM texture and SEM colour. The end result was ok for a driver if you didn't look too carefully, but as I just wanted to pretty mine up until i got a replacement that was ok. The biggest problem was getting filler to adhere to the edges where it was really thin, perhaps using superglue to seal it prior to filler may help.
To be honest its a lot of work and you would prob be better off looking for some better ones in a scrap yard even if you have to paint to match, or get some replacement repros,
good luck anyway :)
Steve
'79 Y84, 2010 FatBoy, '98 Bandit 1200 = permanent smile :-)