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timz10000

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I dropped my 85 K100 over putting it on the center stand on an unexpectedly slick surface Sad

Any tips on how to get this looking smooth again?


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nobbylon

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Ive tried to do the same on the cam cover and due to BMs cast finish all you end up with is a bright spot which looks worse! If it bothers you that much a second hand cover can be had cheaply. Personally I would flatten with emery paper and paint black/crackle black.


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Point-Seven-five

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@nobbylon wrote:Ive tried to do the same on the cam cover and due to BMs cast finish all you end up with is a bright spot which looks worse! If it bothers you that much a second hand cover can be had cheaply. Personally I would flatten with emery paper and paint black/crackle black.
+1. Flat black or crackle will minimize the visible difference in surface finish.


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1968 Kawasaki 175
    

MartinW

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If you don't want to paint it, file and sand out the marks and then take it to a good media blaster. A competent one should be able to get satisfactory results. If you have access to a compressor and blaster you could do it yourself but you would need to research the type of media needed. These days there are a multitude of options.
Regards Martin.



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Dai

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Martin's idea will give the best OEM results by far. It'll look a bit bright for a while until the corrosion takes hold again.


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