R3VLimited Forums

Go Back   R3VLimited Forums > E30 Technical Forums > General Technical

Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 05-08-2019, 03:25 PM   #1
r-mm
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: CT
Posts: 147
Getting cosmoline off black plastic

I cleaned, clear coated, powdercoated the heck out of my engine and among all that I can not figure out how to make cosmolined black plastic to look good. Any tips?

Name:  IMG_5916.jpg
Views: 59
Size:  70.5 KBName:  IMG_5918.jpg
Views: 59
Size:  58.3 KB
r-mm is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2019, 03:28 PM   #2
Sonny
Banned
 
Join Date: Feb 2019
Location: Norcal
Posts: 100
Getting cosmoline off black plastic

Go to Home Depot buy some paint thinner and BOILED linen seed oil. Has to be boiled.

Apply paint thinner first than linen oil. Stand back in amazement as plastic becomes brand new, test on air filter housing youíll see.




Be careful with this crap donít get it on your paint, just rub very light amounts.

I did this as a way to clean my bay, not to remove cosmoline. But it might work for your troubles.

Last edited by Sonny; 05-08-2019 at 03:36 PM.
Sonny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-08-2019, 08:47 PM   #3
AndrewBird
The Mad Scientist
 
AndrewBird's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2003
Location: Portland, OR
Posts: 11,721
It's linseed oil, not linen seed.

Don't leave rags soaked in it lying in piles or in a garbage can. It can/will get hot and can get hot enough to spontaneously catch fire.

https://www.r3vlimited.com/board/sho...boiled+linseed
__________________
AndrewBird is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2019, 04:10 AM   #4
tomstin
Wrencher
 
Join Date: Mar 2015
Location: Wake Forest, NC
Posts: 209
I've used Eastwood engine black on the metal pieces and their black plastic paint on exterior black trim. Haven't tried the plastic paint under the hood.
__________________
2004 525i Manual - 1985 325E Coupe Manual
tomstin is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 05-09-2019, 06:29 PM   #5
r-mm
Advanced Member
 
Join Date: Jun 2018
Location: CT
Posts: 147
Thanks I will be giving the linseed method a shot.
r-mm is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump


All times are GMT -7. The time now is 01:39 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.10
Copyright ©2000 - 2019, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Copyright 2004 - 2020 R3VLimited LLC