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post #1 of 6 Old 06-29-2004, 12:08 AM Thread Starter
 
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Tank bra pre-installation

Didn't want to hijack moomoo's "Tank Bra Reviews" thread so started a new one. Question:

My 954 is a little over 2 years old and is painfully showing the wear from leathers rubbing on the rear of the fuel tank (i.e., very dull). I plan on getting a tank bra, but how do I get rid of the dullness/micro-scratches inflicted on the paint? Some light duty rubbing compound, followed by a good dose of Honda Polish? Help!
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Re: Tank bra pre-installation

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Didn't want to hijack moomoo's "Tank Bra Reviews" thread so started a new one. Question:

My 954 is a little over 2 years old and is painfully showing the wear from leathers rubbing on the rear of the fuel tank (i.e., very dull). I plan on getting a tank bra, but how do I get rid of the dullness/micro-scratches inflicted on the paint? Some light duty rubbing compound, followed by a good dose of Honda Polish? Help!
edit: sorry, but don't know chit about paint upkeep...
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Re: Tank bra pre-installation

I'm by no means an expert... but have you tried turtle wax and polishing compound?

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Re: Tank bra pre-installation

If you have access to an orbital buffer and a light foam pad that will make quick work of any dullness.
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Re: Tank bra pre-installation

Just take it by a paint shop or good detail shop and have them do a quick buff and polish. You'll spend about $50 bucks or so for the tank, but it'll be worth it. I should look like new when they are finished.

If you want to try it yourself I would recommend a buffer and a light compound followed by a polish and a swirl remover. Follow with a good wax and you're ready to go.

There are a lot more steps involved that just putting a buffing pad to the paint. Most people will burn through the paint rather than make the paint show its luster and brilliance.

My best recomendation is to take it to a pro.
However - if you are determined to do this yourself let me know. I'll walk you through it. Post some pics of the tank and I can help you a lot more in what chemicals needed and the time it will take and so on.
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Re: Tank bra pre-installation

It is a bit of an art form.

Good resource;

http://www.detailcity.org/
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