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Old 11-19-12, 09:39   #1
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After a lowside, my daytona got a few superficial scratches in the tank, but one is pretty deep and I can even see the primer.

So, I bought this touch-up pen @ ebay e added painting enough to cover the deep scratch... and now, it looks shitty, like this:




What's the solution now? Sanding with the finest sandpaper and then polishing?
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get some carbon fiber tank slider or protectors, I forget what they are called. They will hide those scars easily.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/r-g-t...treet-triple-r

and example, but several people make them.
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get some carbon fiber tank slider or protectors, I forget what they are called. They will hide those scars easily.

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/r-g-t...treet-triple-r

and example, but several people make them.
I like, good idea.
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Forum members to ask NJcustom, Dodge, and SiW. you also have other companies like bestem carbon that make them.
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+1 to what Disrupt said. I got some from NJCustoms, but I thing Dodge's are a little cheaper. Both make quality products.

While they won't fix your tank, they'll cover up the damage and should look pretty good with your graphite color scheme.

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I bought a pair in july from NJCustoms, but didnt arrived yet.
maybe its lost; first time after 10 years shopping online in USA.

but please, those carbon fiber not what I need right now; any tips about sanding it?
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probably have to sand and repaint the whole tank to make it look right. Disrupt has the right idea. cheap, quick, and looks good.
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the idea it's exactly the opposite... I dont wanna paint the entire tank!
thats why I ordered the touch up pen hehe
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unfortunately - that's the case with all types of paint. since paint will fade over time, even if you get OEM paint and fill it in, it will look a shade different.

you might be able to take the tank to an automotive paint shop and try to have them color match, but it still won't look the same. plus you'll be missing the clear coat on top.
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the idea is to sand it till a smooth surface... even with this color difference.
the touchup pen cames with a clear coat bottle; maybe after polishing will look good.

so, any tips about sading this touch up painting?
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