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I am going to install a clear tank protector very soon on my blk/slvr K5. However I have a lot of micro scratches on the top and sides of the tank. I have tried 2 different scratch removers and neither worked at all. What is the best procedure for getting out very fine scratches in this tank before I protect it for good.
 

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There are several solutions. Eagledriver hooked me up with Maguires (step one) paint cleaner then some Maguires polish (step two). It took a bit of elbow action but the scratches came out. I don't remember what wax I used but there are tons of different products out there.
 

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There are several solutions. Eagledriver hooked me up with Maguires (step one) paint cleaner then some Maguires polish (step two). It took a bit of elbow action but the scratches came out. I don't remember what wax I used but there are tons of different products out there.
Maguires also makes a product called scratch x. It works great. I found it at walmart. If your scratches are deep then its gonna take some elbow work, but be careful cause you can go through the clear coat.
 

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You realize that the scratch removers and polishes are generally very fine abrassives that have to be worked into the paint. If done by hand, it can take a while.
 

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Try some plexus. I used it on my blk/silver K5 and it worked great!!
 

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Yeah, the plastic polish I have for my visor works awesome. It's called Plastic-X or something. Meguiars. Worked just fabulous.

When you put the film on, use soapy water and work out all the little air bubbles to when it dries it looks very professional.
 

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try Hagerty's polishing compound.. a jeweler past comes in a tube.. stuff really works very well.. and believe it or not, I have had very good luck with that G47 or what ever # it is that they advertise on TV.. both really do a nice job on paint.. one of my bikes is black and has over 24000 miles on it.. looks show room still. The Hargerys stuff is also the best I have found for chrome and even getting the scratches out of exhaust end caps, boot marks off of mid pipes etc.. it is a very very very fine polishing compound... hell I even use it and the buffing wheel to take scuffs out of watch chrystals..

No I don't work for them etc..
 

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For really small mirco sratches I would never use any polishing compounds as they could be too abrasive and result in more micro scratches (depends on what you call a micro scratch), i'm really fussy!

I swear by the Meguiars mirror glaze Swirl Remover 9 - Takes alot of elbow work. Not abrasive at all, its more a liquid.

By working into my rear cowel i was able to work out the little scratches i got when i dropped it (took alot of work and applications though). The scrathes were definitely bigger than swirls, but i was concerned that if i used an abrasive product i would get heeps of swirls on the black finish.

If your lasy you can use a buffer.
 

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Thanks guys!
 
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