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post #1 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2015, 11:20 AM Thread Starter
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I hate rock chips. Can not stand them. I got some on the last trip I took with my wife to New Mexico. It was on the way home, I was 120 miles from home and some stupid rock throwing truck was hogging the lane. Sure enough bam two rock chips.
I purchased that kit from color rite, some sand paper,(various grades too 4000) and watched a ton of videos.
Now I have my paint built up and am scarred to death to hit it with sandpaper.
Does anyone else have any suggestions to either buff or polish this built up paint out?
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post #2 of 3 (permalink) Old 07-09-2015, 05:14 PM
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I can give you something worse than a rock chip to the bike's paint... a rock chip hitting you in the throat. Ouch. Now when I ride I always wear a bandanna around my neck.

sorry to go slightly off-topic....

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I hate rock chips. Can not stand them. I got some on the last trip I took with my wife to New Mexico. It was on the way home, I was 120 miles from home and some stupid rock throwing truck was hogging the lane. Sure enough bam two rock chips.
I purchased that kit from color rite, some sand paper,(various grades too 4000) and watched a ton of videos.
Now I have my paint built up and am scarred to death to hit it with sandpaper.
Does anyone else have any suggestions to either buff or polish this built up paint out?
Wet sand the area, not applying excessive pressure. It is scary because it clouds the clear coat, but when it has blended and is smooth to the touch hand rub with white rubbing compound. It will come out much better than you fear. On those chips sand a area about silver dollar size. I've done a few on cars that were pretty rough, and was surprised at how good they turned out.
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