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Quite amazing scratch reduction!

Unfortunately I don't have a "before" picture - but imagine your typical side-all-scratched-up look from a classic scraping on asphalt.

My buddy who works with boat construction/painting said "lemme work on that for a bit" and managed to get it looking like this after 20 minutes - all without having any of the red touch up paint:



I can live with that

(of course the really deep scratch near the bottom screw was impossible to hide without a real repainting, but I'm amazed it could be sandpapered and "cleaned" up to that degree!)
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Well... how did he do it? What did he use? Some more info would be great.
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I have truly no idea, but I'll bug him for the info
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keep bugging him for the info or best get him drunk and he will spill it all out.

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keep bugging him for the info or best get him drunk and he will spill it all out.

Might spill SOMETHING else out too....

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...but I'm amazed it could be sandpapered and "cleaned" up to that degree!
It is possible that you will have to wax and shine times to times to keep the sandpapered work hidden (got that done on my car and once the wax dissappeared after a while scratches became visible). Anyhow, pretty good work!
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Ultra fine wet sandpaper (I mean really wet) a bucket of water, to keep the sandpaper wet and a good quality polish and wax. Just how I prepped and painted my chin spoiler.
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are the fairings made of red ABS plastics or it is a black plastic paited with red? I really don't understand how he can remove scratches covering with red paint only with sandpaper

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A Mr.Clean Magic Eraser works really well on surface scratches. At least it has on my work truck and when my girlfriends car got keyed

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Fairings are made of black plastic (probably TPO) and painted the proper color.

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