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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 03:48 PM Thread Starter
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I hurt my baby...

I hurt my baby...how bad is this? Is it something I can fix myself or do I have spend mucho money to have it fixed? Any help is appreciated.
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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 03-25-2015, 04:01 PM
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Is that the front fender? Time for pin stripes, or your signature, "But officerrr I sesst the same name on the Bike"
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Read the posts under "Paint" and get familiar with touch-up. Lots of videos out there, and all of them really push on being patient and taking your time.

Of course, you can always take it to a paint shop.
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It's actually the tank...I felt sick to my stomach when I noticed it. Ugh...yeah I don't know alot about paint...I found touch up paint but I was hoping it was something I could buff out or something...
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I'd be tempted to try the touch up paint. At least it'd cover that in your face white.

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Leave it be, it adds character.

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it really depends on how deep it is...... Key is patience as it's not just gonna be a wipe on / wipe off fix......
It doesn't look too deep in the pic.....a good compound with a high speed buffer. They make some good touch up pens.....Last that in let dry & then start buffing with polishes.

BUT- before you start the DIY & spend $50-60 in material- run by a good body shop....they may be able to buff out for you for what you'd spend yourself??


OR---- a Nice Spounge Bob band-aid will work everytime..........LOL.... Good luck


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Leave it be, it adds character.
Yup, take Gary's advice and before long your bike will have as much "character" as his!


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harley sells touch up paint kits for all colors, the special clearcoat that they use is a real bitch to blend in, I can't really tell what the clear is on your bike.

My last bike was a special edition black ice blue ice, it was a colored clear with stuff in it and I never was able to get it to look good so I just left it as best I could, when I traded it in for the shark I saw it on the showroom floor and they had pinstriped over it.

damn that sucks

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Just ride it. Wax it when you wash it so it doesn't rust. When you're ready to paint the bike take care of it then.


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