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Old 05-29-2013, 01:00 PM
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Angry Fairing Scratches

I just picked up a pristine 2011 K13s a couple of weeks ago and not a mark on it. The guys was meticulous. Now, I have no idea from where, maybe somebody's car door?? Whatever, there is vertical mark on the side of the left fairing about 3 inches long. It is smooth as can't feel a divit in the paint. Anyone have a good idea on how to get it off there? My fairing is that tri color blue model. Thanks.
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Re: Fairing Scratches

Try some cleaner/polish to start. Sucess will depend on whether the mark is in or on the paint. Good luck.
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Re: Fairing Scratches

Don't forget to add a touch of elbow grease!
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Re: Fairing Scratches

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Don't forget to add a touch of elbow grease!

Yes, I had some Macguire's scratch X 2.0 which didn't do much so got some Turtle Wax Rubbing Compound, some elbow-finger grease and it is gone! Thanks for input.
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EricM knows about this sort of thing. DAMHHKT!!
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Re: Fairing Scratches

Got a picture of the damage?? By the sound of it... sounds like you need a tube of GS27 Universal Scratch Remover .. It's my go-to magic stuff for getting out minor surface scratches.. Oddly enough.. it works like magic on painted plastic... doesn't do shit on painted metal... No idea why...

Out of my vast arsenal of chemicals... this is invaluable... One tube will last you about 300 years...
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Got a picture of the damage?? By the sound of it... sounds like you need a tube of GS27 Universal Scratch Remover .. It's my go-to magic stuff for getting out minor surface scratches.. Oddly enough.. it works like magic on painted plastic... doesn't do shit on painted metal... No idea why...

Out of my vast arsenal of chemicals... this is invaluable... One tube will last you about 300 years...

Thanks Pirate, I will pick some up for next time (although we all hope there isn't a "next time" there always is. That Turtlewax rubbing compound worked well and enough in the $7.49 can to last for eons as well. I swear, some jerk in New Haven must have opened their car door or something against it. I may take the older K1200rs to work or the Harley from now on! That K13 is too beautiful right now to get beat up.
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Re: Fairing Scratches

Turtle Wax White....not the Red Heavy Duty. Altough they both work together as a two step process for deeper scratches you do not want to buy the "Red" only.

Meguiar's 2x....overpriced crap. Yes I bought some to try it altough I have always used Nu-Finish for the second (or third) step.
I guess someone has to pay for Mike's gold, as seen on TV. I went to the other shop and bought more Nu-Finish.

Well tested products Turtle and Nu-Finish, been around for a long time and sure had experiences with them way back then detailing cars in dad's bodyshop.What an array of potions nowadays, good thing I know what I like and works for me otherwise I'd do like the other customers at Canadian Tire......stand there looking puzzled.
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Re: Fairing Scratches

Hi if they are on the surface get some 1500 2000 wet and dry ( use wet ) and rub marks away ( with care ) and then compound with FARECLA G3 or similar, just a cutting compound, can also do scratch's in windscreen , just done mine k1200rs ( A vehicle painter for a living ) Len.
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