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Old 09-07-2006, 07:10 PM   #1
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scratch removal

okay i have a few scratches in my bike. ever so often i take it to a local body shop and have them buffed out and then i make some new scratches on it and repeat the process. ive decided from now on im fixing the scratches myself.

does anyone have suggestions as to what product to use to buff out the scratches and any tips on the buffing process?

also i did use the search function and came up with nothing
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Old 09-08-2006, 02:22 AM   #2
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http://www.paintscratch.com/brush.htm
check this site out & see if this is what you are looking for
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:12 AM   #3
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Get ya a cheap variable speed polisher like one from WaxxPro. Autozone sells them for around $70. DO NOT USE AN ORBITAL WAXER? YOU MAY BURN YOUR PAINT.

I start with a rubbing compund by 3M with the polisher set on 1500 RPM and use a sheepskin pad. The compound I use is: http://www.superiorcarcare.net/3mperllrubco.html

Then I use a machine glaze on a foam pad at the same RPM. The glaze I use is: http://products3.3m.com/catalog/us/e...er/output_html

About once a week, I even use a hand glaze like this: http://products3.3m.com/catalog/us/e...er/output_html

If the scratches are too deep, you may want to wet sand them out with 2000 grit sand paper. Wrap the sand paper around a wood block so you don't end up with finger indentions in your paint.

3m products are waterbased so what you see when you are done is what you will see for months/ years later, provided you don't add any more scratches....

Other manufacturers use oil based fillers that simply fill the scratches. These fillers wash out over time and your scratch re appears.

It is a lot cheaper than taking it elsewhere in the long run.....
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Old 09-08-2006, 09:35 AM   #4
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Thanks for the how to airbrush! I'll definitely be bookmarking this, maybe make it a sticky to make it easier to find outside of using the search button.

May I also suggest he/she changes the clothing that's causing the scratches???
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:14 AM   #5
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Thanks for the how to airbrush! I'll definitely be bookmarking this, maybe make it a sticky to make it easier to find outside of using the search button.

May I also suggest he/she changes the clothing that's causing the scratches???
Hey RJ... this should definitely be a sticky!!!!

and... what if they're ridin in the buff... and still causin scratches????
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Old 09-08-2006, 03:47 PM   #6
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thanks for the tips man you guys know youre shit i appreciate it oh and cut the belt off my jacket already thats what was causing the scratches
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Old 09-08-2006, 08:55 PM   #7
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Hey RJ... this should definitely be a sticky!!!!

and... what if they're ridin in the buff... and still causin scratches????
Sticky it is......and if they was naked and causing scratches, they'd get pointed HERE for all the help they need.
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Old 09-08-2006, 10:17 PM   #8
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ever so often i take it to a local body shop and have them buffed out and then i make some new scratches on it and repeat the process.
Just curious, how much do they charge you??
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Old 09-10-2006, 02:01 AM   #9
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$25 to buff out my tank i think it was $50 for the whole bike. also ive tried to get the scratch out and did for the most part but i think im going to have the body shop buff the whole bike this coming spring and try not to screw it up any more!
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Old 08-02-2007, 10:42 PM   #10
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If your having problems with scratches happening when riding nude, you probably want to go with this, check out the videos, its a real product, but their advertising is really hilarious:

http://www.shaveeverywhere.com/
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