Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

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Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by Patex » Fri Mar 08, 2019 8:38 am

I have a friend who has the Alphas Ito and the clear plastic turned yellow. Any ideas how this can be cleaned?
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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by domthewon » Fri Mar 08, 2019 1:54 pm

It might be tough, and not sure how abrasive the stuff is, but maybe that headlight clearing stuff. I’ve never used it, but only thing I can think of that might have a chance. Any damage please don’t hold me responsible. :lol:

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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by poisonokie » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:44 pm

I thought the same thing. I'd just leave it alone and call it a vintage patina.
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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by hoohoorjoo » Fri Mar 08, 2019 3:51 pm

Replace those parts with an SV105 sideplate and front clip, call it a day.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by LowRange » Sat Mar 09, 2019 8:53 am

Toothpaste. Seriously.

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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by hoohoorjoo » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:48 am

LowRange wrote:Toothpaste. Seriously.
This has worked for me for polycarbonate face shields for motorcyle helmets.
Try not to let your mind wander. It is much too small to be outside unsupervised.

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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by ss30378 » Sat Mar 09, 2019 1:04 pm

Mosquito spray with deet works very well to get the yellow out of plastic.

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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by poisonokie » Sat Mar 09, 2019 9:59 pm

ss30378 wrote:Mosquito spray with deet works very well to get the yellow out of plastic.
Wild.
LowRange wrote:Toothpaste. Seriously.
Wild.

I'll have to remember this in case my Zonda ever develops this issue. I keep it covered and inside the house, so hopefully it never does.
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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by Johnny A » Sun Mar 10, 2019 6:58 am

Shouldn't that headlight cleaner stuff work?

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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by LowRange » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:32 am

Johnny A wrote:Shouldn't that headlight cleaner stuff work?
Yes it is the same principle. You are cleaning off an oxidation layer with a mild cutting compound. Toothpaste also works. It took the yellow right off mine.

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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by spencerinstl » Sun Mar 10, 2019 10:34 am

If all else fails, you can get another clear side plate from plat, I bought an extra one for my zonda.
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Re: Megabass Alphas Ito plastic

Post by Patex » Sun Mar 10, 2019 3:56 pm

Thank you all for the ideas. I’ll give it a go with toothpaste and let you know how does it go. Any particular brand? :lol:

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