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i bought a leather sissy bar bag and attached it to my brand new C50T yesterday and rode for about an hour...i dont have the luggage rack so the bag was about a half inch from the rear fender...when i got home and took the bag off, i realized the vibration had marred the finish (the white paint on the center stripe of the fender). it is about 3 inches long and about an inch wide. i had some regular turtle wax so i tried to buff it out with that and it seemed to help, but i still see it...

any suggestions? i am so friggin' picky that i will have it painted if i have to - even though you can only see it if your within a foot or 2 of it...what a sick feeling :-(

thanks!
 

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don't ever put a tool pouch on the front forks either. same thing will happen


oh ...and welcome to the site from IOWA :)
 

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Watch eBay...There are a few trike manufacturers on there that use our bikes and fenders are often sold for very affordable prices, IMHO (as in < $100, I think). You can buy the color-matched paint if you wanted to go that route...Just depends on how you wanna tackle it.
 

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mgould00 said:
any suggestions? i am so friggin' picky that i will have it painted if i have to - even though you can only see it if your within a foot or 2 of it...what a sick feeling :-(

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Feeling your pain my friend...
I'm the same way very very picky about the bike.

Maybe a detail and scratch place like DentPro (not recommending them by any means) could pull you out of this dilemma.

...also MAACO will spray it for you if can do the prep, just a suggestion.

Good luck there

jim
 

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Get some McQuires gold wax or swirl remover. It will help.
 

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took it to my dad - a life long biker/motorcycle shine specialist :)

he used mother's aluminum polish paste - applied it with his finger...buffed it off with a diaper and it was GONE! i honestly thought i did some real damage. he said toothpaste probably would have worked too FYI ;-)

thanks pops!
 

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thanks for the tip. it probably will save many dollars in the future.
 

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as long as it didnt rub thru the clear coat you can use a micro fine rubbing compond and it should come out . turtle wax is just a wax with no cutting properties .
 
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