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October 17, 2017, 09:30:29 PM
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Well the wife scratched the left saddle bag pretty bad. I bought a touch up paint kit from Harley. the color is velocity red.It is a silver base with a red clear. I started bby dabbing in some silver letting it sit for 5 min then dabbed in the cler red.Had to add a little more silver then several more coats of the red untill the color matched well.
@maniacmac or any one who has done paint work how long do it let it set up before wet sanding with 2000 then polish?



after filling


Ill post the final pictures once sanding and polish is done.
Thanks for any advice

October 18, 2017, 07:57:42 AM
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24 hrs is long enough and no more than 48 hours. If you wait longer it's ok but harder to buff out. This info is based on common clear coat.
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October 18, 2017, 09:04:41 AM
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 Not sure if you would be interested in this or not, but thought I'd share. A few years ago my wife scratched the hell out of the lid by putting her camera case between her and the lid. I found a company called "Motorcycle Armor" that makes a product that helps protect your bike from your wife, LOL. I purchased the lid protectors and installed as instructed and was truly amazed that they DID work as advertised. Honestly, no scratches visible, GONE. I thought I was going to have to have my saddles repainted and mine, being a CVO bike, I was not looking forward to how much that would cost. They are warrantied for life. An ounce of protection is better than a pound of cure. Yes, the wife and I had a very quiet ride back home that day ::), but it's all good now. (I hope) So, @bc45, I think it's a great product and may help you from having to have you go through this again.
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October 18, 2017, 07:46:55 PM
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Not sure if you would be interested in this or not, but thought I'd share. A few years ago my wife scratched the hell out of the lid by putting her camera case between her and the lid. I found a company called "Motorcycle Armor" that makes a product that helps protect your bike from your wife, LOL. I purchased the lid protectors and installed as instructed and was truly amazed that they DID work as advertised. Honestly, no scratches visible, GONE. I thought I was going to have to have my saddles repainted and mine, being a CVO bike, I was not looking forward to how much that would cost. They are warrantied for life. An ounce of protection is better than a pound of cure. Yes, the wife and I had a very quiet ride back home that day ::), but it's all good now. (I hope) So, @bc45, I think it's a great product and may help you from having to have you go through this again.
24 hrs is long enough and no more than 48 hours. If you wait longer it's ok but harder to buff out. This info is based on common clear coat.

Thanks for the info

October 18, 2017, 08:01:16 PM
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 You're welcome. 8)

October 18, 2017, 09:24:23 PM
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When color matching candys which is what you have start with a good cover coat of base (your silver ) and then match by adding the candy until your happy. Normally the candy is in the inter clear but in touch up it's in the final clear coat. Color sand beyond the repair area and then buff out to a shine. Be careful not to sand though the clear coat, Harley doesn't use a heavy coat of clear. If you have any  questions before sanding or buffing just post or PM me.

November 08, 2017, 09:18:11 PM
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I got the bag done, wet sand, compound, polish and waxed. It is not perfect if you get close you can still see that there was a repair but if you were standing next to the bike and looked down at it you don't notice it blends in. This is the first time trying paint repair and I am saticesifed how it came out using the touch up paint kit from Harley.
close look


distance if you were standing next to the bike


Thanks @maniacmac  for the advice on Buffing

Now i am off to polish the other sadle bag so it looks as good
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November 09, 2017, 07:54:32 AM
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Looks great and it must very rewarding knowing you did yourself. If you are not careful you may get the bug to start painting.lol
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November 09, 2017, 10:05:00 AM
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November 10, 2017, 02:21:24 PM
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Looks like a professional job.
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November 12, 2017, 09:33:20 AM
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Looks like a professional job.
Agree! You can add painter to your resume!
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November 15, 2017, 11:10:08 PM
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bc45

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Looks great and it must very rewarding knowing you did yourself. If you are not careful you may get the bug to start painting.lol

It was rewarding and a learning experiance.

Looks like a professional job.

Thank you


 




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