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post #1 of 10 Old 05-07-2012, 04:38 PM Thread Starter
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What's good for removing light scratches from tank?

I rode my bike only one day without a tank pad and the rubbing of my leathers lightly scratched my tank. I tried using my Wolfgang finishing glaze to remove the scratches, but it didn't work. Not sure why, because it works on my truck. Does the plastic need a special kind of polish? Should I use a plastic polish? Does the Honda cleaner/polish remove scratches? Thanks!
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post #2 of 10 Old 05-07-2012, 04:41 PM
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dont try to polish out the scratches very much... the clearcoat is very thin. so thin that even though the stickers are under the clearcoat, you can pull them right off.

you COULD wax it, and that would "fill" the scratches... and the pledge/honda polish cover them most of the way up... but honestly any sportbike that is being ridden correctly will have some light scuffing where the tank meets the seat.
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post #3 of 10 Old 05-07-2012, 07:25 PM
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Just put a tank pad over the scratches

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post #4 of 10 Old 05-07-2012, 08:17 PM
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They make a marker that you run over clear coat scratches (not into color) that is activated by UV rays.
Very inexpensive and works surprisingly well. Had a zx10 it worked wonders on. Any auto parts store should have it

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post #5 of 10 Old 05-07-2012, 09:31 PM
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Good wax ftw
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post #6 of 10 Old 05-11-2012, 10:31 AM
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I use Meguires Tech Wax on the Bike to fill in the light scratches from use it works like a charm. As for the lower tank scratches my tank pad fixed them it installed right over um.
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post #7 of 10 Old 05-11-2012, 02:06 PM
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I use Meguires Tech Wax on the Bike to fill in the light scratches from use it works like a charm. As for the lower tank scratches my tank pad fixed them it installed right over um.
+1 on the Meguires Tech Wax

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post #8 of 10 Old 05-13-2012, 09:24 PM
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How deep are the scratches? I have become the bike finish restorer at my shop because we take trades and consignments as well. I have taken a variety of scratches, blemishes, and solvent stains from painted surfaces.

I use these focus pads on an angle polisher/drill:http://www.adamspolishes.com/c-58-ma...ds-polish.aspx

You can use the Adams polishes which are specific to the severity of the scratch.

Then get this protection kit and never worry about marks again:http://www.lamin-x.com/

I put it on my black tank shelter and never have to take out marks or scratches.

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post #9 of 10 Old 05-13-2012, 10:57 PM
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Be careful some are single stage. My 08 candy red was. Any sanding could go through color, even buffing will too unfortunatly, some scratches may never come out if thats the case. try everything lightly first
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post #10 of 10 Old 05-13-2012, 11:47 PM Thread Starter
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The scratches are very light on the surface. I was able get some of the haziness out with Mother's plastic polish. I did it very lightly. The clear coat is very thin. I am going to try the lamin-x kit on the tank and front cowl. I noticed I got a rock chip on the front cowl after my ride today. Thanks!
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