ATV Plastic Scratch Removal
I'm an newbie to this forum. Not a die-hard detail freak, but wanting to do better than I have in the past. Will ask auto questions later, but for this thread, wanting to ask about ATV plastics scratch reduction (similar to dirt bike plastics).
I ride an 06 Polaris Sportsman in camo, so not detail work needed...Scratches are hidden in the matt camo pattern. BUT, my son rides an 07 Suzuki KingQuad in what use-to-be gloss black. A couple of hunting seasons blazing trails thru the thick S. Louisiana woods/swamps has made a mess of the once nice, shiny plastic.
Looking for some ideas on making the plastic look reasonably nice again (at least until next hunting season!). Have google'd and read many ideas for plastic restoration. None seem to be the holy grail. I'm just looking to remove the surface scratches and swirils, not the deep gouges (but I want the deeper gouges to be less noticeable). Working up thru the various grits of sandpaper as well as numerous commercial "plastic restorers" are the norm on the web. One of the most popular final coats is Future acrylic floor finish!
What would be your advice to reduce scratches/swirls and bring back some shine?
Note: I do not own a PC or equivalent (maybe later this year!).
Note2: From my research, these ATV/dirtbike soft, flexible plastics offer more of a challenge for satisfactory corrections.