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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 04-10-2017, 11:04 PM Thread Starter
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Scratched saddlebag

So I was backing my bike into my garage and wasn't paying as much attention as I should have, and while trying to position the bike close to the wall, I accidentally allowed the saddle bag to scrape against the concrete block wall. Now I have several scratches. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to at least make it less noticeable?

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So I was backing my bike into my garage and wasn't paying as much attention as I should have, and while trying to position the bike close to the wall, I accidentally allowed the saddle bag to scrape against the concrete block wall. Now I have several scratches. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to at least make it less noticeable?
Take a look on ebay. You should easily find a matching color replacement. Trike builders list alot of items there.
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So I was backing my bike into my garage and wasn't paying as much attention as I should have, and while trying to position the bike close to the wall, I accidentally allowed the saddle bag to scrape against the concrete block wall. Now I have several scratches. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to at least make it less noticeable?
I have pretty good luck with some very light compound. Test it out on a small area and see how it does for you. The key is to use a light touch and a good microfiber cloth. It the scratches are not too deep, it should get them out. Cover the area with a good polish after you use the light compound. I have a container of the stuff and it works well on paint swirls, too. Again don't rub too hard with it. Hope this helps.
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Your scratches may not be as bad as they appear.... they are likely more dirt rubbed on the paint than real paint damage. Since paint is plastic..... I have had very good luck with a plastic cleaner.... I just used my Plexus I bought for my windshield on my truck to clean up some scratches ...... did a wonderful job.

I have also use Flitz polish and it has worked great. It's my go to scratch remover for guns.

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Take a look on ebay. You should easily find a matching color replacement. Trike builders list alot of items there.
Here is a Trike builder that does several conversions a day.
Anyone who needs GoldWing parts can look up
KD CYCLE, LLC on ebay and they show a phone number on all their ads.
They are great to work with and a pair of saddlebag doors would probably be cheaper than a repair (there is a pair of red doors off a 2012 there now for $80) . It would be great if people would list the color description they are looking for .
They are also great at packaging.
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Good advice......Just purchased a new lid for my left saddlebag on ebay. Cost was $100 and it was in perfect shape...
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My bike is a red 2012. It's just the bag lid that is scratched. Replacing the bag or even just the lid seems a bit drastic to me. I guess I'll try some compound and see if they will rub out. I remember seeing commercials on TV for some product that seemed to make scratches on cars disappear. I just can't remember the name of it now.

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My bike is a red 2012. It's just the bag lid that is scratched. Replacing the bag or even just the lid seems a bit drastic to me. I guess I'll try some compound and see if they will rub out. I remember seeing commercials on TV for some product that seemed to make scratches on cars disappear. I just can't remember the name of it now.
Not the stuff seen on TV. But, this stuff works very well. https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G103.../dp/B0002UNON8

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So I was backing my bike into my garage and wasn't paying as much attention as I should have, and while trying to position the bike close to the wall, I accidentally allowed the saddle bag to scrape against the concrete block wall. Now I have several scratches. Does anyone have any suggestions on what I can do to at least make it less noticeable?
If you can post a pic of the damage we will be better able to help with a solution.
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