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No no no NO NO!!! ... aaagh.

Aw man.

So I went riding with a friend of mine. She's been asking for a ride for a while now so finally I gave in.

Had to stop for gas, so I filled up and I splashed a bit of gas on the tank. No worries, I'll just...

And suddenly she runs up with a paper towlel from the dispenser and rubs off the gas droplets as if she were the guard in Silkwood.

Now I have these long scuffy scratches going down the length of the tank... and I can't really be MAD because she was just trying to be helpful... but... aw MAN!
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so try some polishing compound an see if that removes them.

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post #3 of 14 (permalink) Old 09-09-2011, 11:54 PM
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its just clearcoat. It'll come out just fine

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A good polish will hide all the small scratches.
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Is your paint that perfect, that you can see scratches caused by a paper towel one time? Or is your paint that soft that it scratches one time?
Polishing compound should take care of it easily (don't use rubbing compound, it has more abrasives).
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Products like Zymol, and Safecut (by the Wax Shop) will remove the light scratches, and make that paint like new!--------Metalguy


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Didn't know paper towels can scratch? Or was it her nails?



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thats a easy fix.....you have turtle on yourside


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Aw man.

So I went riding with a friend of mine. She's been asking for a ride for a while now so finally I gave in.

Had to stop for gas, so I filled up and I splashed a bit of gas on the tank. No worries, I'll just...

And suddenly she runs up with a paper towlel from the dispenser and rubs off the gas droplets as if she were the guard in Silkwood.

Now I have these long scuffy scratches going down the length of the tank... and I can't really be MAD because she was just trying to be helpful... but... aw MAN!
I feel for you man but if it was me i would be too busy laughing at the situation


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That should come out with polish , unless the tank was sprayed with rain water off the road, dried, and then ground in by rubbing. My wife did that to my truck once, by trying to shine a spot before cleaning it off first. Of course she'll on occasion drop the rag on the driveway, pick it up and continue sanding , I mean washing my truck with nice scratches.



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