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anyone else had a problem with the tank scratching easily? My first off road ride and the side are scratched from my off road pants. I am going to take the panels off and have them carbon wrapped. It think the paint is very thin.
 

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Yep, the tank on my full throttle has some very fine scratches on it too.
If it was conventional paint then they would polish out very easily, but being matte black that isn't an option.
It's going to have to come off and be repainted sometime soon.
 

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Same here.
That's one reason that I put knee grips on my tank.
As a bonus, I've found that they improve control in hard braking situations.
 

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My tank seems okay so far but the original panels scratched very badly, the seam from my leathers (esp the left side) rubbed huge marks. I had the panels powder coated and they have been fine since :)
 

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The scratches on mine are very very fine, but very very annoying.

They are down to my own stupidity though. My girlfriend was riding pillion and we had just called at Mark and Spencer for some food.
Rather than stowing the carrier bag with steak away somewhere, I just told her to tie it around her hand and rest it on the tank in front of me (she rides with her arms wrapped around me) ... 5 mile journey home and the bag / airborne grit combination managed to scratch through to the base coat. :BangHead:
 

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If this is only scratch, just use a polishing paste with coton and you should remove them easily.


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Had it been normal paint then I could have machine polished it myself.
However, because my bike is a full throttle, and therefore matte black, polishing is not an option unfortunately.
 
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