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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-27-2012, 06:55 AM Thread Starter
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big blue pearl scratch

Well guys, I just got back from my first long ride (>1000 miles in 3 days) and noticed that I have a pretty long scratch on the left side of my fairing and I'm curious if anyone has any recommendations on how I go about getting this fixed. I tried just normal wax and buffing and it did no good. I've been researching on line the different repair kits (3M looked pretty interesting) and thinking of doing this on my own but just not sure I want to make my first repair job on my 12 Harley.

The scratch doesn't seem too deep but I can feel it with my fingernail and it does appear white under the scratch. In total it is approx. 6 inches long.

I live in the Eastern Shore Md area and if anyone has any recommendations on a shop that does this kind of stuff I would appreciate it.

Any other recommendations welcomed as well.

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post #2 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-31-2012, 05:51 AM Thread Starter
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I wouldn't be able to begin to tell how what to use or how to do it. I would however take it to a reputable body shop in your area and see what they might be able do for you.

Also, you might get a better response if this was posted in the paint and body work forum.

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I can only speak for myself, but I would also take it to a body shop to see if they can do it. By the time you add up materials, plus there is no guarantee on those products that it will turn out "like original" I think the extra cost of having pro do it won't seem that expensive, since they will be able to do it right.

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I got a two inch scratch on my tank on the right side of the console. Talk about pissed! Mine kinda sounds about the same depth as yours. I've been to a couple of paint/body shops and they all want to "repaint" the dam tank. A few people have told me to have a detail shop or one of those "dent repair" shops look at it instead. I'll post if I get any good news and subscribe in case someone else finds a "not having to paint the whole damn thing" remedy...

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I managed to get some decent pics of my scratches....
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I've used Meguiars Scratch-X and Mezerna's Intense Polish either for deep scratches

My favorite is Final Polish II

the German stuff isn't easy to find, but Scratch-X is sold at most Walmarts.

use a damp natural sponge, keep a bucket handy and don't let the polish start to drag, or get dry, once it does, add a little more polish, and clean the sponge, you are basically working the paint and clear back in to the scratched area.

if you get on it too much you can mess it up, so try and do it in the shade, best time is morning or afternoon, not in the sun or on a hot panel.

get good lighting and shade so you can see as the scratch dissappears

answer b: any good detailer or auto body will make short work of it.

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Fixed!

Just want to let everyone know that I visited a shop in Annapolis Maryland. The name is Uni-tech Collision repair and the owner Don did a fantastic job removing my scratch (and explaining it to me while he worked on it). It took him less than 10 minutes and he didn't even charge me a penny. Awesome job and great customer service!

Visit him if you are local for any of your body shop needs!!
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Go to Auto Zone and buy Quixx Repair System. It comes with a rubbing compound/polishing compound and strips of wet sand paper. I have used the kit to repair a couple scratches that look like yours. I sanded the scratch out of the clear coat and then polished it out. Can't even tell there ever was a scratch. I purchased the touch up paint kit for BBP to fix a chip in the fender. Built the paint up and used the Quixx repair kit to fix and again can't tell there ever was a chip. Hope this helps


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