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Hey everyone,
Another question for all the experts and wizards out there. Soon after I purchased the bobber I noticed that the mirrors were banging into the fuel tank. There appears to be no damage to the actual metal, it is more of a smudge or paint dent. Any ideas on how to remedy this problem, besides repainting the entire tank. Would using a heat gun (very carefully) work? Any ideas or suggestions are much appreciated. It is such an eyesore.
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I have a similar issue on the top of my tank, more like a light scratch. Hoping someone has expertise with the matte finish.


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all of the matte paint is very difficult to maintain, on cars, trucks or MC, it looks great for awhile but tends to go downhill fast
 

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Indian sell matte black paint in a spray can . Maybe you could sand down the bad spot , and paint it .

Also I'm going into a Body shop on Monday to have my bike painted I know the owner and the painter I will have him look at your pic and see if its an easy fix and something you could do . All let you know what they say
 

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I talked to a painter today . He said it really difficult with matte paint to just sand the bad spot and paint just a small area . You would see old paint next to new paint . You would need to paint most of the tank
 

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I talked to a painter today . He said it really difficult with matte paint to just sand the bad spot and paint just a small area . You would see old paint next to new paint . You would need to paint most of the tank
I think you would have to paint the tank even with gloss. It is such a small area and your eyes take the entire area in at the same time. Cars can get away with blending over a large area not so much on a tank.
 

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I think you would have to paint the tank even with gloss. It is such a small area and your eyes take the entire area in at the same time. Cars can get away with blending over a large area not so much on a tank.
The results with gloss, are talent based.
It's plenty do able, would just depend on the "do-r"...
 

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I talked to a painter today . He said it really difficult with matte paint to just sand the bad spot and paint just a small area . You would see old paint next to new paint . You would need to paint most of the tank
Thank you for checking on the paint issue.
 

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Indian sell matte black paint in a spray can . Maybe you could sand down the bad spot , and paint it .

Also I'm going into a Body shop on Monday to have my bike painted I know the owner and the painter I will have him look at your pic and see if its an easy fix and something you could do . All let you know what they say
Never I say, Never use a spay can ! You would be better off cutting a piece of Matte Black Vinyl and sticking over the blimish.

Dave let me know what the paint shop is charging to repaint your bike, just curious .
 

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If you want an ugly finish on a new ride,just park it outside for a month or so. It will be the same matte all over, just like some people think is attractive.
 
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