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post #1 of 28 (permalink) Old 09-16-2016, 04:02 PM Thread Starter
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Do You Wish Your Paint Looked Like Brand New Again

Guys if your bikes paint has rub marks or fine scratches 3M makes some killer products that can make your Harley paint look almost as good as new again.



These are the 3M products to use:
# 1. 3M Perfect-IT / Rubbing Compound
# 2. 3M Perfect-EX / Machine Polish
# 3. 3M Perfect-IT / Ultrafine Machine Polish

Use # 1 first to remove the bad rub marks
Use # 2 second to remove the swirl marks of the compound.
Use # 3 third to give the paint a brand new look.

Also make sure to use the correct foam applicators per each for step 1 -3 with your power buffer.

The stuff is hands down the best there is. I have been able to keep my bike looking like brand new.

Try it before re-painting your bikes.
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post #2 of 28 (permalink) Old 10-01-2016, 08:53 PM
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Great stuff. I use the same product. After a full polish out of the paint, I've had several people ask me if I had the bike repainted.
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Now if it just took care of the rock chips I may be interested. I think you get rock chips in the paint from riding the bike.
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Afraid that might change the denim black to vivid. Aside from that, looks like a terrific product.

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Guys if your bikes paint has rub marks or fine scratches 3M makes some killer products that can make your Harley paint look almost as good as new again.



These are the 3M products to use:
# 1. 3M Perfect-IT / Rubbing Compound
# 2. 3M Perfect-EX / Machine Polish
# 3. 3M Perfect-IT / Ultrafine Machine Polish

Use # 1 first to remove the bad rub marks
Use # 2 second to remove the swirl marks of the compound.
Use # 3 third to give the paint a brand new look.

Also make sure to use the correct foam applicators per each for step 1 -3 with your power buffer.

The stuff is hands down the best there is. I have been able to keep my bike looking like brand new.

Try it before re-painting your bikes.
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Are you referring to marks like these? Thanks for the info Swomack!
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BTW; this is the better looking of the two lids!!!!! Strange what full camping gear and 7,600 miles will do.
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Are you referring to marks like these? Thanks for the info Swomack!
I would hit those lids with 800 grit wet and dry to start, then 1000 grit wet and dry, then hit with #1, then #2, and finish it up with #3. You might be able to save those lids brother. Depends on how deep those scratches are in that paint.
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Now if it just took care of the rock chips I may be interested. I think you get rock chips in the paint from riding the bike.
Then there's our Browning Mt story;

Back in the late 90's, a 2-up couple we met riding in Nevada by chance and formed a lasting bond. We've probably put> 25k and many stories, more if they woulda bike camp and didn't have their riding wasn't squeed '05.

So we stopped on the Res heading towards the east of 'going to the sun' then west.

The four of us went in to some desalate rest/cafe for brunch, didn't get served#/!
Came out to see these barefoot kids running away, they stopped, picked up hands full of gravel from the lot and tossing at us/bikes, a king and his ultra.

Jim being a vn Vet before my Vet time, returned fire/gravel, mine you now we ant preppy. And the girl's would let us stomp with nodded notice. Which known for.

It gets better!
We leave pissed, need gas but not before reaching out to the café few, which choose to distance from Jim & i.
Haft mile up we pull to gas in a big acre type station. The girls go to squat and we pull to the side.
2 pickups and a delapadated car wing in. There we 30 30"s on the racks.
As we preparedid waiting for our babe's they slung gravel hooping, and the girls in the car went inside.

I go to our girls as they are pulling these Indian birches around, I was proud. They didn't really need help.

Meanwhile, Jims already in display as we all mount, and mine I give to reds2. ..these fuck ers were drunk at 10 in the morning. The trucks did come close and sprayd slight.

As we got up a ways, we pulled to thank our girls for getting our backs..they didn't think it was funny. AS we mused about getting them Kevlar inserts for their leathers.

Rock chips, oh yea
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3M make awesome detailing products. Used it to removed fine lines on the clear coat. Brings the paint to like new condition. bad part is those spider web fine scratches come back as you wipe down after long trips collecting road grime. I use the waterless products to clean the bike.
Sure make a two time a year nice detailing well may be once, rather be riding :grinning:
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