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Scratch repair

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    Lifer RyanNicholson's Avatar
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    Scratch repair


    So my Multi and I had some pretty awesome adventures this summer, it's an ADV bike and I kinda used it as one. That said... PR4's aren't the best tires in the woods and I ended up with a few minor scratches (two slow motion drops, easing it down on the left while barely moving). I don't have a lot of experience beyond the typical wash/wax when it comes to caring for bodywork, so I figured I'd see what you guys thought as far as fixing them. The left bag has the raw plastic on the bottom part that took the brunt of it, nothing broken but I'm not sure how to clean it up. I know it probably won't look factory again but beyond just going at it with some sandpaper I was curious if there was any other thoughts. The left side of the tank has some minor scratches as well, just clear coat really. Any thoughts on products to buff that out?

    EDIT: Some quick googling suggested using a plastic filler on the bare plastic for anything somewhat deep and sand smooth, then plastidip it to make it look new again. Not a bad thought really.

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    Re: Scratch repair

    Turtle wax has a scratch repair kit I like, in a little box at Walmart

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    Re: Scratch repair

    check out Novus products, they make some good stuff. NOVUS Plastic Polish

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    Re: Scratch repair

    Its ruined. I'll give you $2200 for that scratched up POS.

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    Re: Scratch repair

    Quote Originally Posted by GixerJockey View Post
    Its ruined. I'll give you $2200 for that scratched up POS.
    Trade for the Camaro?

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    Re: Scratch repair

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNicholson View Post
    Trade for the Camaro?
    Are you going to scratch that all up too?

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    Re: Scratch repair

    This will do a great job if you want the paint to look new again, takes a little time but it's worth it (the Polishing Kit in the right column): The Treatment Model Wax The Final Detail 5 oz jars in stock! - plus Paint and Metal Polishing Kit for 1/8 models

    A fine abrasive liquid polish like Novus, then wax may be all you need though. Is the plastic painted, smooth/shiny, or flat finish?

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    Re: Scratch repair

    Quote Originally Posted by brady View Post
    This will do a great job if you want the paint to look new again, takes a little time but it's worth it (the Polishing Kit in the right column): The Treatment Model Wax The Final Detail 5 oz jars in stock! - plus Paint and Metal Polishing Kit for 1/8 models

    A fine abrasive liquid polish like Novus, then wax may be all you need though. Is the plastic painted, smooth/shiny, or flat finish?
    I'll definitely look into that, thanks! Scratches on the tank are your typical painted/clear coat finish which is pretty straight forward to repair... bottom of the bags are bare matte black plastic which has me wondering the best course of action.

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    Re: Scratch repair

    Quote Originally Posted by RyanNicholson View Post
    bottom of the bags are bare matte black plastic which has me wondering the best course of action.
    Mask it off and spray on some bed liner

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