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Old 12-05-2012, 08:28 PM   #16
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Originally Posted by Jacl-Kampuchea View Post

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Some toothpastes are more gritty than others. I have used them when rubbing compound is not available for small projects (it does work ok for plastic headlights). I would say use with caution on non visible area because I would think some of it could take the shine off a helmet
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Old 12-15-2012, 07:20 AM   #17
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Have several gloss black helmets that have for lack of a better term "paint scuffs". It appears to be transfer from something else onto the helmet and not damage/scuff/gouges in the helmet paint/clearcoat itself. My first thought is something like a rubbing compound or a solvent, but dont know what level will take clean without damaging the helmets finish. Any suggestions?

If rather severe, get some 1500 grit wet/dry and essentially "color wet sand" the scuff. It's the stuff they do cars with before buffing. Or use some rubbing compound, but not too coarse. Then some polishing compound or Flitz. Finally some wax or polish.

Flitz works great for those little scuffs like bumping a door frame or the like. As I said in the one shield post, I've used Flitz to fix a scratched CD. Rubbing compound or wet sand will take care of deeper actual scratches. Just go to the really extra microfine wet/dry. It is almost like coarse rubbing compound.
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Old 12-18-2012, 12:45 PM   #18
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I just let so many dead bugs accumulate on my helmet that scratches are no longer visible.
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Old 12-22-2012, 01:42 PM   #19
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Old 12-22-2012, 08:14 PM   #20
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Old 12-23-2012, 02:07 AM   #21
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Never really thought of it.

Sometimes while cleaning the bigger bugs off my faceshield, I wipe off surrounding "donors" from some of the helmet. But my helmet has flat finished graphics so I don't really detail it much

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Old 12-23-2012, 05:32 AM   #22
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I usually use gravel, trees work well also..................

If you apply sufficient force during your dismount grass and/or dried leaves will help buff some out.
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Old 12-23-2012, 07:22 AM   #23
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I just cover the scuffs with more scuffs, and maybe a sticker.
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Old 12-23-2012, 04:21 PM   #24
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This stuff, VERY fine finishing polish, rubbing compounds make paint dull, this polishes. I have even used it on scratched faceshields, also fixes scratched CD's.

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