take a look at my bike,,it shines great,,Honda doesnt make stuff that rusts, there smart,,looks good but isnt high quality, all the engine covers had always been plastic,,it doesnt fade as long as u use polishreally?? didnt know that, guess i should of. Can you still get a polish out of it?
Steveo is right don't go polishing on the plastic parts or you will scratch them, just use soap and water and a soft cloth.I don't know anything about that, but I personally wouldn't polish too hard on the plastic parts. I just wash the whole bike with soap and water and call it good.
the vette was originally a 6 banger too. the plasti-chrome isnt bad, i hate at times when you look in the right light and it has that blueish haze, but even at that its significantly cheaper than the real thing, in many cases holds up well, and is quite a bit lighter.Honda Spray cleaner and polish works just fine on the faux-chrome on the plastic parts; doesn't scratch and brings out a very good looking shine. If you look at a faux-chromed plastic part right next to a real chrome metal part i.e. side covers next to chromed wheels, the difference is clear, but it's not glaringly obvious.
Remember that even though the plastic parts initially seem kinda cheap and tacky (at least they did to me) - there *are* advantages in terms of weight and non-corrosion issues. The 'vette was considered cheap and tacky by many when it came out; now a rightly-so American classic.
Imho Honda's just ahead of the pack in the use of plastic motor/body parts.
I absolutely HATE that! First time I saw it was after I installed my new exhaust. Thought I had a leak that was blueing the cover. Freaked me out. Actually pulled both sides off and compared them together to get my mind right.the vette was originally a 6 banger too. the plasti-chrome isnt bad, i hate at times when you look in the right light and it has that blueish haze, but even at that its significantly cheaper than the real thing, in many cases holds up well, and is quite a bit lighter.