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bike went down. need assist in the fix.

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Old 07-13-2009, 03:58 AM
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Default bike went down. need assist in the fix.

got a couple scratches in the headlights. is there anyway to buff those out without having to go extreme and buy a whole new set? they arent hella deep but they are pretty noticable and they aint pretty
 

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Old 07-13-2009, 04:19 AM
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sand then wetsand then buff and polish and wax If you need more info PM me and i can help you out. Or for 30 bucks plus shipping you can send it to me and i'll do it for you.
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:22 AM
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I had a scuff in mine from a previous owner. I tried taking some fine grit cutting compound and a buffing pad. No luck. I then took it to my friend at a body shop. He took a polishing compound and a buffer to it. I looks a lot better but I can still see the scuffed area when looking at it from certain angles. It may not be possible to get your scratches completely removed.

Sounds like jp_ is pretty confident. Maybe you should send it to him!
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 11:47 AM
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As JP said - wetsand, buff, wax. I cleaned up my headlight to almost new condition that way (previous owner low sided it into a curb). It didn't take all blemishes out, as there were small cracks on the inside of the lens, but it made it look almost perfect. Just take your time and you'll do fine.
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 12:12 PM
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Thanks m&i lol.
 
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Old 07-13-2009, 03:40 PM
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They make like headlight restoration kits for cars, for when headlights get old and milky and yellow. One of those should help out a bunch on the cheap side. Won't be perfect, but would be a great start before doing some real hardcore polishing like recommended above.
 
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Old 07-14-2009, 01:42 AM
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im defintely a newb when it comes to doin all this fun stuff to bikes. i mean this is my second bike but money was better before hand and i could afford to go and buy new parts whenever. but with the awesome economy right now im pretty limited. so if someone could tell me exactly what ill need to go pick up to fix it that would be much appreciated.
 
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Old 07-14-2009, 06:06 AM
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You're going to want some 800, 1000, 1200, 1500, and 2000 grits wet/dry sand paper. As well as a heavy cut buffing compound, a medium cut polishing compound, and a fine cut polishing compound. You're also going to want some plastic polish or wax.

If you have any other questions PM me.
 
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