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    BMW saddle bag repair

    Does anyone have a method for making black scuffed up saddle bags look decent?

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    Go get a can on Krylon plastic specific paint, sand out any deep gouges with course sand paper and spray away.

    If they are really banged up, spray on pickup bed liner works too.
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    I have been working on fixing up the system cases on my 94 R1100RS. Some things I have found to help restore the finish are, as the previous poster commented, sand paper for the deep gouges and then a finer grit to bring back the smooth finish. I have also used a razor similar to shaving to smooth out any rough spots, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=mKHeZusdTTM . After all that I restored it to shiny by using an orbital polisher and compound.

    I would say my bags are about a 7 on a scale from 1 to 10 and as I continue my restoration on the RS I will most likely use some of these same methods and add others.

    The bags on the RS have bounced down the highway, been banged into garage walls, and under the bike. I would like to say that was due to previous owners but then my integrity would be in question.

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    Quote Originally Posted by henzilla View Post
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    In order to bring up a nice sheen on the saddlebags I use a product that the manufacturer claims to have no silicone in it. I had some on my garage shelf as I used it on my trucks tonneau cover. The product? Extang Tonneau Tonic. It will actually blend in the scuffs in the bag. Works for me.
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    Quote Originally Posted by snookers View Post
    In order to bring up a nice sheen on the saddlebags I use a product that the manufacturer claims to have no silicone in it. I had some on my garage shelf as I used it on my trucks tonneau cover. The product? Extang Tonneau Tonic. It will actually blend in the scuffs in the bag. Works for me.
    Bought some after reading your post. Works pretty well to shine them up making the scratches disappear. (not totally but much less noticeable)

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