Re: Neglected Paint
as stated above, if it is feeling like sandpaper, it will need a clay. I dont know if that constitutes to going to an aggressive clay right away. You don't want any marring if you are doing this by hand.
Clay bar kits can be had locally. I have pulled enormous amounts of contaminants off of cars just using the claymagic kit from autozone. If you do do this by hand, look into the polishing pal and a good light-medium polish that can be worked by hand. Just remember motorcycle paint is usually soft and doesnt require alot of pressure. The meguiars hand polish linked above should help you out.
Needs by hand:
Claymagic claybar kit
A couple of microfibers. Vroom from Target if you want to get them locally.
White pads for polishin pal.
Grey pads if you like waxing with it. (I prefer foam applicators)
Meguiars #81 hand polish
By porter cable:
Backing plate or EDGE adapter
4" or 6" pads (white)
Im going with XMT 360 here. Although it is an all-in-one product that cleans paint, removes swirls, and leaves a layer of protection, it works great for removing swirls.. You work it in untill it dissapears. I figured this would help you out polishing harley fenders.
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