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Scratch and Swirl Repair - H-D® Surface Care

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Scratch and Swirl Repair: H-D® Surface Care

Here’s a quick and easy solution to remove any surface scratch and swirls on your Harley Davidson® paint work. All that is required is a bottle of Harley Davidson’s® Scratch and Swirl Surface Repair, a bit of elbow grease, and a cold refreshment to keep you company.

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The key idea here is that patience and attention to detail will result in an overall better finish. Firstly it is recommended that the surface you’ll be working on is properly washed down, removing any dust and surface grim. This is rather important, as the last thing you want are deeper scratches.

The most common areas that scratchers occur are usually on the top of saddle bags, ends of fairings and gas tanks. Inspect your motorcycle, identifying the affected areas, starting from front to back.

The only rule you need to remember is that all scratches that aren't penetrating the paint can be removed. What this means exactly is that your paint work is coated by a layer called “clear coat”. The clear coat is a transparent layer of paint that protects the colour coat of paint underneath. See diagram below for a better understanding. 

In most cases, only a clear coat scratch is at play, which is easily removable. Taking a microfiber cloth and the Harley Davidson® Scratch and Surface Repair, squeeze out a good amount of cream (roughly the size of a 1 dollar coin). Applying progressive pressure, rub the cream into the affected area. The cream will soften and level your clear coat, as you are producing heat and friction. Rub in a circular motion, attacking the scratch at all angles. 

Within seconds you will begin to see impressive results. After completely removing the scratch, it is recommended to add a protective layer to the paint. Harley Davidson’s® Glaze Poly Sealant works best, and gives the bike that factory shine again. 

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How easy was that? Remember to take your time and be diligent with paint work. After all, it’s the first thing you and the others see of the bike. 

Visit SY's Harley Davidson® 16 BLAXLAND ROAD, CAMPBELLTOWN, NSW 2560. Call (02) 8662 0040 today!     

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