Hard bag refurb

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by cedarbrook63, Sep 19, 2009.

  1. cedarbrook63

    cedarbrook63 Junior Member

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    I'm looking at a second hand hard bag set which I may buy. One of the bags has some shallow scuffing which is from where the owner's bike fell onto its side and the bag took some impact with the ground.

    The bags seem in good order except for the scuff and I was wondering if any of you wise men (or women :s) out there could advise if there is a way of restoring that nice shiny lustre to the plastic, or at least of reducing the superficial roughness of scuffed plastic.

    Thanks folks. :D
     
  2. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    Are the bags painted or raw plastic?
     
  3. cedarbrook63

    cedarbrook63 Junior Member

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    Part raw plastic and part "glossy" or lacquered-looking.
     
  4. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    True raw plastic/injection molded bags can not be repaired to origional.You can fix them and paint them to look new.Take a piece of sandpaper and swipe the damaged area.If you pic up material its more than likely painted and can be repaired.

    Some pics would help.

    Brain cramp here..If the inside finish of the bag and outside finish do not match, they are certainly painted and can be repaired using the proper materials.
     
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  5. cedarbrook63

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    Thanks guys. Useful stuff to know. Seller has decided to hold onto them so deal's off anyway. Guess he saw the price of new bags over here and decided his were not so bad after all :D.