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June 21, 2003, 04:52 PM

Thanks for all the previous tips.
I combined some from this board and some from my CBR900RR list and tried my best.
The final "step" I went with was polishing/waxing the plastic. I heard that getting some heat on the wax really gives it the rich shine.
So I went to Pep Boys and bought a $50 waxer thing and some Meguires Clear Coat safe wax.

I did the front and it did not look any better.
So I went to the tail and after a few swipes managed to remove the clear coat and expose the underlying (red) paint again. Seeing as how the bike is silver, that is bad.

So I can only assume I removed the clear coat from the front (and some paint - but the front was silver before), and obviously the clear coat from the back and paint.

Sooooooooooo - my question is this; do those waxer/buffer things always take off clear coat or paint? Or did I just mess up one of the previous million steps on the clear coat (wet sand, reapply; let set for 72 hours, etc).

Thanks again. Pretty soon I will be selling this F4i in Primer.
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June 22, 2003, 03:21 PM

From what I understand, you shouldn't use wax or other stuff like that until a good while after the paintjob is done - like weeks or something.

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