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Bodyshop Got a tweaked piece of plastic? Some roughed up paint? Here's the place to get some tips on repairing your Suzuki Katana.

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Old 02-08-2008, 02:41 PM   #1
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I have an 06 Kat 600f and just recently laid it down on the right side. I think what saved my plastics for the most part was the muffler. i broke my front brake lever bent my foot peg and rear brake lever along with nice pretty hole in the ignition cover. Lucky for me the most expensive piece only got so deep scratches, not cracks or breaks. what is the best way to fix these scratches to make it look as best as possible? if anyone can help ill put a pic of it on when I get a chance but they are pretty deep.
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Old 02-08-2008, 02:45 PM   #2
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best bet is to post a pic so we can give you the best advice. From what it sounds like, I would probably just fill the scratches, sand it and paint it.
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Old 02-08-2008, 03:05 PM   #3
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only way to really tell is to see it.
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Old 02-08-2008, 07:49 PM   #4
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Here are the scratches I was refering to
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:05 PM   #5
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If you need a rear brake lever, I have a spare. You'll just need to pay shipping.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:20 PM   #6
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Thnk you but no thank you Iv already replaced everything just contemplating on how to fix my plastics and was wondering if this would be a possible place to get advice.
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Old 02-08-2008, 08:36 PM   #7
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EASY FIX

First tape off the grafix so you don't damage them....
Then wet sand the damaged are smooth and lightly wet sand the painted area aprox 3-4" on either side of the damaged area. Once it's all smooth tape off the area aprox 2" away from the damaged area. This will leave 1~2" to blend the new paint with the old.
Spray the area with adhesion promoter first then lightly spray paint the damaged area. You don't need a lot of color just enough to hide the damage and don't spray heavy near the masked off area. Then add a coat of clear coat.
Once it's dry remove the masking and wet sand the new painted surface and blend it into the old....
Then buff it to a high shine with a rubbing compound.

I'll get back to you later with some pics, i'm on my way out the door here in a couple minutes
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Old 02-08-2008, 11:04 PM   #8
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if you have the money just buy a new fairing.
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Old 02-09-2008, 08:38 PM   #9
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Thank you mucho Ill get right on that!!!

Do you have any preferences on a certain type of spray paint I want it to look as new as it did before I went down to begin with. also is there a specific grain of wet sand I should use so I dont damage it futher?

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Old 02-09-2008, 08:43 PM   #10
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www.color-rite.com will have the paint match.
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