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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-15-2010, 12:13 PM Thread Starter
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Gas Tank Scuff Marks

So I was removing the warning decal on my 950's gas tank, which I heated with a hair dryer and kind of rubbed off with my thumb. However some of it didnt come off with the clear plastic coating and I stupidly used a sponge to get the rest off. It left very light scuff marks around the border of where the decal used to be. Its not that bad but I used scratch remover and it didnt help too much. Does anyone have any suggestions on touch up paint, scratch remover, or any other product which might help?

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post #2 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-15-2010, 06:03 PM
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I have used some stuff put out by Kit called "Scratch Out" not on a bike but on a Mule, done a pretty good job, it says it's safe for clear coat. Might give it a try if your scratches ain't deep or too bad.

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post #3 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-15-2010, 08:43 PM
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Maybe go slow for a while. Don't know how deep the scratches are but, maybe if they are minor just waxing will tone them down to the point where only you will be aware of them. Trying touch-up paint may be more obvious than the scratches. Some minor scratches on my car have gotten to the point where I don't notice them. From just cleaning and waxing the car over time.

The scratch kit may be OK, but go slow reacting to quick may only get you in deeper.

Sometimes a power buffer can smooth out scratches but some experience is required. You can burn through the paint easly.

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post #4 of 4 (permalink) Old 03-16-2010, 01:39 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks guys for the input. The scratches do look better after I waxed them some more. I bought this special cloth and foam applicator for a couple bucks and that seemed to get the wax in better. Yeah I didnt want to mess up the tank any more by trying paint or some other poduct I didnt know much about, thats why I asked around. Thanks again!

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