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PHARIS88 04-20-2013 09:49 AM

My Linseed Oil and Paint Thinner Plastic Renewal
 
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So, was searching forums yesterday a little bored at work ha :rofl:
Found a couple saying to use 50/50 solution of Boiled Linseed Oil and Paint Thinner. Well I had a couple of antique jugs in my garage that I would never think about using, well today I had about 30 minutes of time to try this!

You need:
- Rubber Gloves (I used disposable latex shop gloves)
- 2 towels
- a bowl or jug or container to mix oil and thinner

Mix the linseed oil and the paint thinner in container and swirl around a bit to mix up, dip a little part of the towel (could use a sponge, but didn't have one), and wipe the plastic, (you can do the cladding, plastic in front of windshield, roof rack, mirrors, door handles, pretty much all plastic. Then use the 2ND towel to wipe off excess.

**BE CAREFUL BOTH ARE VERY VERY FLAMMABLE!** Don't leave rags or anything out when done!**

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Before and after on mirror

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Before and after on lift gate latch

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this part cleaned up well

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Before and After on the cladding

PHARIS88 04-20-2013 10:01 AM

This made my faded out ugly looking plastic all over the jeep look pretty new again, I have heard this will stay this way for a long time, but I will updated and see for myself, PLUS THIS PROJECT COST ME $$ZEROOOO :)

You can though get paint thinner and boiled linseed oil at home depot/lowes.

riot1987 04-20-2013 10:13 AM

nice. looks good

StrateLOSS 04-20-2013 10:48 AM

looks really good.


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PHARIS88 04-20-2013 12:12 PM

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Originally Posted by riot1987 (Post 15322584)
nice. looks good

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Originally Posted by StrateLOSS (Post 15322692)
looks really good.


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Yeah I was pretty surprised, if I didn't have the stuff laying around in the garage I doubt I would have tried that.

StPaul59 04-20-2013 12:24 PM

Or you could try this.. :thumbsup:


PHARIS88 04-20-2013 02:37 PM

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Originally Posted by StPaul59 (Post 15322966)
Or you could try this.. :thumbsup:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=lk8U5tKQXQw

That is way too much work lol, I did my whole car in about 20 minutes, you just got to wipe it down, probably can be done in 10 minutes if I rushed it.

I could have my jeep done and have a beer or two lol in my belly by the time it takes to do the plastic with a heat gun :cheers2:

StPaul59 04-20-2013 09:31 PM

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Originally Posted by PHARIS88 (Post 15323342)
That is way too much work lol, I did my whole car in about 20 minutes, you just got to wipe it down, probably can be done in 10 minutes if I rushed it.

I could have my jeep done and have a beer or two lol in my belly by the time it takes to do the plastic with a heat gun :cheers2:

Very true! The oil mixture seems to have a better effect than the heat gun.

davidtownsend 04-20-2013 10:18 PM

Can you use the oil mixture on the inside?

angry_trucker 04-20-2013 10:58 PM

I wonder if the store bought stuff is based off the same idea as far as the ingredients are concerned.....you know those "back to black" or the "plastic X" concoctions...
I tried the back to black and it worked reasonably well...but looking at those pics yours looks way better....

coralman 04-21-2013 04:58 AM

Another option that will yield like results is a paint product called Penetrol. Mines going on two years.


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