Paint scratches

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by FLST, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. FLST

    FLST Active Member

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    Just bought an '05 FLST. The black paint has minor scratches probably form past polishing. What's the best way to get them out?
     
  2. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    If they are not to deep, more like swirl or polishing streaks, there are several scratch removers on the market. I have had good results with Mothers scratch remover. Some of the high end paste wax with a good amount of clay will cover minor scratches.
     
  3. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member Contributor

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    I agree with Don's suggestion. Meguire and Mothers both have multi-step products such as pre wax cleaner, and deglaze and sealer. Start with the least aggressive product, and do a small unnoticeable area. I would rather spend $50 on various grades of products than to worsen the problem.
    My '07 had "spider webs" that showed in the sun. I used 3 steps of Mothers products to remove them.
    P.S. If you ever drop a cloth on the ground when waxing or buffing, stop using it.
     
  4. JBC2565

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    Turtle Wax makes a "black box" set.
    It has cleaner, conditioner and wax that has a black color in the product.
    I have a black car and it really gives the "wet" look.
    Basically dyes the imperfections with black color.
    Have seen other manufactors that offer a similar product line.
     
  5. 2008fb

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    I use zaino to remove minor scratches its not cheap but works very well .My way of thinking is if it works I dont care what it cost
     
  6. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Where do you get zaino and how is it applied?
     
  7. JBC2565

    JBC2565 Junior Member

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    Zaino Store
    Website has video and store locator HDDon.
     
  8. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Have you tryed Pledge? Works great on my vivid black Glide.
     
  9. HDDon

    HDDon Experienced Member Contributor Retired Moderators

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    Thanks, looks like something worth trying. I'm like you it's not how much something cost as long as it works.
     
  10. Jdsmitty10

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    My black deuce has a silver stripe and Harley symbol under the clear coat, would the black box effect the silver If I would wax over it with the black box kit?
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