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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-05-2002, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
 
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I must admit that I kinda missed all of you YAMAHA FREAKS this weekend [img]/images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]. Nothing new here, the weather was horrible this weekend but it's looking very promising towards the end of this week. Got a damn nasty deep/long scratch on my new baby 6 [img]/images/icons/frown.gif[/img] I am so ashamed. After alot of pampering and some gentle cleaning, plus several apologies, I am pretty sure he has forgiven me. A stupid mistake that will be a lesson learned [img]/images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] so any advice on buffing out scratches would be appreciated. I am also set to put my IRP frame sliders on this week and was wondering if there is something that I can put on the left side, other then the frame slider, that will help protect the plastic and pegs in the case of a go down. I am putting a clutch slider on but the left side just looks so..vulnerable [img]/images/icons/smile.gif[/img] Also how long are swingarm sliders? I thought about just wrapping the entire bike in bubble wrap, can you imagine the sound that would make sliding down the pavement[img]/images/icons/wink.gif[/img]
Hope everyone had a nice weekend, despite the lack of esportbike to indulge our senses. WELCOME BACK and I am damn glad to have esportbike again.

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-06-2002, 01:50 AM Thread Starter
 
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Pssssst.....38 views and no one can help a girl out?[img]/images/icons/wink.gif[/img]


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I too have a few scratches on the bottom of my 6 I would like to get rid of...

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post #4 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-06-2002, 06:53 AM
 
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Jen, how bad are the scratches? Is it just a clear coat scratch or does it go all the way through? How did it happen?

I've had a couple of scratches I've put on the tank from my zipper every once in a while. They've only been surface (clearcoat) scratches. There's a couple of ways to handle them, but it all depends how bad they are.

Let me know, I'm sure I can help.


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Use a STICKER to cover it up :-D
Use one on each side so it looks like
it should be there. :-P
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There are a lot of good polishes and scratch removers that you can pickup from AutoZone or Pepboys. Start off with something mild like Meguires polish. Go from there... if you can get your hands on an orbital buffer, that may help in combination with the polish. Use the orbital buffer only on the tank.

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When I say "Damn nasty scratch" I'm in no way joking. It starts at the front of my lower left fairing (in front of the Yamaha decal) and trails back, cutting through the center of the decal to the back of the fairing [img]/images/icons/frown.gif[/img] It's through the clear coat and into the plastic. Needless to say, I shed a tear when it happened. I'm kinda ashamed to say how it got there but......I pulled up alongside a concrete curve in a parking lot and didn't realize or see that it had, what I think was, a piece of something metal(rebar?)sticking out of it which caught on my fairing. By the time I got my bike stopped, it was to late. You can't really see it that much because it's so low but I would like to do what I can to repair it. Any suggestions????

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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 03-06-2002, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
 
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mcbride61,

I don't think anyone makes a sticker that long [img]/images/icons/smile.gif[/img]
Thanks for the idea though. I am gonna need a new Yamaha sticker for my fairing since the one on there has been cut in half.

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LateSleeper,

Will this work for plastic fairings also???

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my bike is scratched up through clear coat, i plan on repairing it once the semester is over...but i still want to ride my bike so you know what that means.....goin squidly streetfighter for a while while i prep the plastics...it's gonna look awful, but i'd rather ride than leave my baby in the garage....even if it is a honda

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