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post #1 of 10 Old 04-12-2010, 06:55 PM Thread Starter
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I have a 9er that i scratched up the tank a little by setting some sandy plastic on it. sux, its the matte grey finish i tried some xymol cleaner wax and it just got a little shiney where i waxed it so im pissed.

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no sugestions, out of you guys. im shocked!

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Is it the matte black finish? I've never seen matte grey.

Honda polish does well on the matte black.

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My suggestion is: quit piling dirty crap on top of your motorcycle's tank.

Paint it yellow.

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I did something similar once. ;(

I would wax the rest of the paint so it matches at least. Then just chill for awhile. You'll either get used to it or it will fade back the way it was. I would try to make it even as possible though. You want all the paint to look uniformed in the futre.

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there we go sniper! I know ive kept it real clean for years aside from the scratch on the tank during the damper install. it really chaps my ass, yellow is on the list as is orange with a black stripe but i really dig this matte smoke finish (its not the black) just seems like the right color for the bike.

Will the honda polish get rid of minor scratches? its my assumption this paint does not have a clear coat so im not sure how well a polish is gonna smooth scratches??

I will wax the rest of the tank but i'd like to get these gone and i love the color/finish.

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there we go sniper! I know ive kept it real clean for years aside from the scratch on the tank during the damper install. it really chaps my ass, yellow is on the list as is orange with a black stripe but i really dig this matte smoke finish (its not the black) just seems like the right color for the bike.

Will the honda polish get rid of minor scratches? its my assumption this paint does not have a clear coat so im not sure how well a polish is gonna smooth scratches??

I will wax the rest of the tank but i'd like to get these gone and i love the color/finish.
I've got a few from my stuff on the bike over the years. Honda Polish cleans it up well. It doesn't "get rid of" them, but they don't show near as bad.

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I've used mild rubbing compound to remove some scratches on my flat black bike's tank, then waxed it. It's not as matte as stock but it's not bright and shiny either, I like the look.

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