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Has anyone fitted these?

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The alu panels got scratched the first time i drove in rain and bent from me squeezing the tank first time on track. I like these shiny ones but I'm not going to buy a new set of panels that cant handle a grain of sand.
 

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The OEM alu panels has two layers of paint on them, first a primer then a silver paint. I sanded mine so the real alu are showing, looking so much better! You can get that polished look if you poolish the alu enough
 

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that looks so much better, thanks for the tip. think i have some 60 grit sandpaper lying around.
 

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How is that slip on exhaust? SC Conic? I am looking at one at the moment and would like to know how you are getting on with it? Rexxer mapped and any popping on deceleration? Love the tank panels and will go the same way on my classic plus the Classic mud guards if they have the same treatment. Neat improvement.
 

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How is that slip on exhaust? SC Conic? I am looking at one at the moment and would like to know how you are getting on with it? Rexxer mapped and any popping on deceleration? Love the tank panels and will go the same way on my classic plus the Classic mud guards if they have the same treatment. Neat improvement.
The slip on is from FM projects. You can get it from daniele moto (same place you get the rexxer from in EU). I am happy with it, very good finish. I got mine rexxer mapped and deleted the O2 sensors, no popping on deceleration. But if I would buy a slip on now I would go for the scorpion, not as good looking but better sound! But maybe SC projects also sounds nice, havent heard that in person...
 

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The OEM alu panels has two layers of paint on them, first a primer then a silver paint. I sanded mine so the real alu are showing, looking so much better! You can get that polished look if you poolish the alu enough
They are not painted, they are anodized. You can remove this very easily with a sodium hydroxyde solution. Just put them 10 minutes in the solution, then use a paint brush to remove the anodization, deeply rinse them with water and it's done. It will be lot easier to polish them.
 

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Hi did you put any layer of protection in the side panels? or did u just sanded them? no oxide?
If you're talking to me : No, I didn't put any protection layer. They remain nude, just polished. If they begin to oxyde, I will just have to use a polish cream to remove this, it's a 10 mn job.
 

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They are not painted, they are anodized. You can remove this very easily with a sodium hydroxyde solution. Just put them 10 minutes in the solution, then use a paint brush to remove the anodization, deeply rinse them with water and it's done. It will be lot easier to polish them.
Sorry to revive an old thread, but I tried searching for the answers leading me to here. I found it is easy to buy Lye, even on Amazon. However, can someone please suggest the next steps? Is it simply the polish cream, or should I plan to wire brush or sand as well?

I was leaning toward add a clear coat for protection and ease of maintenance, but that might more easily reveal where the clear coat gets scratched and worn. Is that crux of the con against coating? Anything else to say on that?
 
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