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I was noticing some scratches in my clear coat on my bike and wanted to get it back to the way it looked when I purchased my bike 32,000 miles ago. I talked to my painter and he suggested I try a 3M product that is made for removing scratches in clear coat and paint. Well man I have to tell you this 3M product is the best thing ever for removing scratches. After I used this product I then used my Meguiar's wax and the paint & clear coat looked as good as new. I wanted to give you guys a heads up on this 3M product. I have posted pictures of all the products I have been using on my bike to keep it looking great.
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SHINEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the heads up I have a few also that are a little deeper than the Meguiars Scratch Repair X2.0 can get.

I have to find me some and try it.

Speaking of where can I find it at?

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SHINEY!!!!!!!!!!!!

Thanks for the heads up I have a few also that are a little deeper than the Meguiars Scratch Repair X2.0 can get.

I have to find me some and try it.

Speaking of where can I find it at?

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Agreed! Same product my painter told me to use. His caution was use very small amounts on cool surfaces only. Best product I have used with first class results. Surfaces look like glass!
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Swomack, the shark is looking great. Ever dealt with any scratches in your powdercoated parts?
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Ha! I'm 99% sure I have that exact same bottle in my cabinet out in the garage....bought it about 10 or 20 years ago and as I recall it wasn't cheap, but then i still have half of it left so......I guess that tells you it wasn't to much.

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I was noticing some scratches in my clear coat on my bike and wanted to get it back to the way it looked when I purchased my bike 32,000 miles ago. I talked to my painter and he suggested I try a 3M product that is made for removing scratches in clear coat and paint. Well man I have to tell you this 3M product is the best thing ever for removing scratches. After I used this product I then used my Meguiar's wax and the paint & clear coat looked as good as new. I wanted to give you guys a heads up on this 3M product. I have posted pictures of all the products I have been using on my bike to keep it looking great.
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Contrary to what many will tell you HD clear coat is thick enough. It Can take a good buffing out. Most any of the scratch removers on the market will work.
I have used 1000 grit wet sanding a few times with great results. Then buffet it out a bit.


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3M makes the best paint supply materials. I use their tape, masking materials and buffing products. Good stuff!

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Swomack, the shark is looking great. Ever dealt with any scratches in your powdercoated parts?
I don't have any powercoated parts on this bike.
Now my Malibu VLX Wakeboard Boat does have some powercoated parts and this stuff did a good job taking out scratches as well. Once I hit the scratches I then used wax and the are looks like new again.


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