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How to buff out scratch on alternator cover?

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Old 06-26-2009, 10:06 AM
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Hey everyone. I got a nasty scratch on my alternator cover.

I'd rather not pay over $100 to get a replacement cover. It doesn't have to look perfect, I just want to make it less noticeable using some elbow grease.

Anyone have any suggestions on how I could buff out the scratch a bit? Would coarse-grained sandpaper do the trick?

Thanks,
Dan
 
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:10 AM
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Originally Posted by djmnyc View Post
Hey everyone. I got a nasty scratch on my alternator cover.

I'd rather not pay over $100 to get a replacement cover. It doesn't have to look perfect, I just want to make it less noticeable using some elbow grease.

Anyone have any suggestions on how I could buff out the scratch a bit? Would coarse-grained sandpaper do the trick?

Thanks,
Dan
problem with sanding it is it takes material away from a already weak spot. I'm sure if you are careful tho it can be done. Wont be able to match up that goldish color tho lol
 
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:16 AM
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damn. true. lol

any other ideas?
 
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:24 AM
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buy a cover from ebay or just ride to bike
 
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Old 06-26-2009, 10:29 AM
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true. I hear ya. but, don't worry about my riding some guy #2. I've been riding as much as I can.

I just always like to keep my possessions in good condition ... can't hate on someone for that.
 
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Old 06-26-2009, 11:59 AM
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Here ya go bud,
check it out, a perfectly new OEM cover for cheap.
http://www.hondaeastsuperstore.com/S...-p5094492.html

$53.00 bucks!
Get em while they're hot! lol
 

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Old 06-26-2009, 12:47 PM
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Nice! Thanks man!

I think I can handle $53. lol
 
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Old 06-26-2009, 01:42 PM
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No prob, glad to help.

Don't forget the gasket!
 
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:04 PM
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so, the original gasket will be ruined on the removal of the cover?

I'm sure you can tell I'm a newbie. lol. I'm trying to learn as much as I can, and as quickly as I can though. This forum is great source of help, and my Clymer manual should be here today!
 
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Old 06-26-2009, 02:15 PM
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You are completely correct Bud, best way to learn is to ask questions!

I'd highly recommend you use a new gasket reason being that the old one might be damaged or will possibly leak when you replace your stator cover.
 

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