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andersonmc
07-09-2013, 03:26 PM
My air vents and cup holders are yellowed from the sun. Any luck with products that will bring back the shine of original color?

Also is the magic eraser the best thing for rails from dock rash?

chriscraftmatt1976
07-09-2013, 03:50 PM
Replace with stainless or brushed aluminum?

tph
07-09-2013, 03:52 PM
I have had some success repainting yellowed plastic parts with a spray paint specifically formulated for plastic. I think Krylon has paint for this purpose.

andersonmc
07-09-2013, 03:59 PM
If I was going to paint I would just buy the stainless. As far as the air vents I don't think they make a stainless replacement for those. I thought I read somewhere Totally Awesome works for restoring color?

chriscraftmatt1976
07-09-2013, 04:01 PM
I've fabricated a few things for mine over the years that came out good. I've never heard of anything that takes the yellowing out...

j.mccreight@hotmail.com
07-09-2013, 04:09 PM
If I was going to paint I would just buy the stainless. As far as the air vents I don't think they make a stainless replacement for those. I thought I read somewhere Totally Awesome works for restoring color?

MBD has billet vent covers
http://www.mastercraftbydesign.com/index_62.asp

New plastic ones are $15
http://www.waterskis.com/354020-p/bow_vent.htm

chriscraftmatt1976
07-09-2013, 04:40 PM
How about wrap?

Rossterman
07-09-2013, 05:51 PM
Vents are pretty cheap to replace as I did mine. Also saw the comment on totally awesome and tried it on old vents last weekend. Did remove 80% of the yellowing but would probably paint them to bring them back like new

willg
07-09-2013, 06:43 PM
3M marine fiberglass restorer and wax + orbital buffer brought mine back to new in about 3 minutes.
http://shop.sportsmansguide.com/net/cb/cb.aspx?a=422542&merc=1&CSE=CSE-SPG-28-SHOPPING&utm_source=shopping&utm_medium=cse&utm_campaign=MERC&mr%3areferralID=db3098f6-e8e8-11e2-9dea-001b2166becc

If you dont have an orbital buffer, light sanding and hand buff will be similar. The yellowing appears to only be on the surface and not penetrate the plastic. Or pick up some new ones for ~$30 http://www.waterskis.com/354020-p/bow_vent.htm

andersonmc
07-09-2013, 10:56 PM
I'll just hit them with compound when I do my boat. Sounds like my rotary will take care of that yellow.

andersonmc
07-09-2013, 10:57 PM
Wait I probably shouldn't use a rotary now that I think about it as it will burn through the plastic. I'l use my DA instead.

airwear
07-15-2013, 03:22 PM
It may sound crazy, but nail polish remover works great on getting rid of the yellow on plastics, returning the nice white.

VP46
07-15-2013, 03:44 PM
It may sound crazy, but nail polish remover works great on getting rid of the yellow on plastics, returning the nice white.

That sounds like it might be worth a shot!

Redstorm
07-24-2013, 07:24 PM
GOOF OFF worked on mine! Cleaned it right off!! 3 seconds!! Let me know

Goof off worked on rubber dock rash Nd scuffs as well!