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I have recently acquired a GW 1500 rear center light to replace the reflector but my prob ishowif possible to get the lens to it's natural red againthe lens is faded from the sun and it doesn't look good.

I acquired it from a friend and he re-installed his reflector due to the looks of the lens.

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Once the pigment in the plastic has faded I doubt there's any practical way to bring the color back. Just like faded paint on the bike.
 

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That stuff is very awkward to use. You have to build up many coats of spray to get the colour the way you want and unless you are careful you run the risk of the paint running all over the place.
 

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Dman wrote:
I have recently acquired a GW 1500 rear center light to replace the reflector but my prob ishowif possible to get the lens to it's natural red againthe lens is faded from the sun and it doesn't look good.

I acquired it from a friend and he re-installed his reflector due to the looks of the lens.

Dman :baffled:
Dman, it would depend on the complexity of the molded pattern in the lens & plastic typebut if it is a relatively simple lens I have had real good luck using a paint swirl remover product called Finesse' by 3M.. That is a very fine polishing compound that is used on clear coat paints to remove small scratches & swirls. What it seems to do is polish the plastic lens back to a shinny original color. I have used it with good success on older car tail light & turn signal lens's & when done they look pretty presentable.. Again it depends on the plastic type & pattern in the plastic.

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I had one (1)  of the 8 king lights on the back of my old SilverWing 650 go that way... all faded, and looking quite different from the others ...... (why just one ????/forums/images/emoticons/sad.gif)............ I carefully painted 3 coats of clear fingernail polish on the removed lens, and it brought the shine back/forums/images/emoticons/big_grin.gif... which made it look  a deeper shade of red...if its really "faded" I think you are  finished...but if its a scratched and dull "fading"  then this works well......... SilverDave /forums/images/emoticons/emoticonsxtra/cooldj.gif
 

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Those paints do work, it helps if you warm the light up with a hairdrier first, then the paint dries off quicker and without running.


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That stuff is very awkward to use. You have to build up many coats of spray to get the colour the way you want and unless you are careful you run the risk of the paint running all over the place.
 
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