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    Foggy airbox cover

    I ordered a replacment airbox cover. It showed up quickly. The previous one had broken at all contact points. When the new one arrived the Buell stickers were not on straight. I decided to peel them off.
    I went to Wal-Mart for Goo Gone. When they sold me was, apparently not the same stuff. It seemed to work pretty good. In the am when I went to ride it, I noticed a foggy and scratched look to the cover where I'd tried to remove the gummy stuff.
    I've tried to upload a picture. The product was Goof Off.

    Can I correct the foggy look by using a foggy headlight repair kit? Or something similar?

    Another ding ding move,
    Jesse

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    Yeah, Goo Gone and Goof Off are completely different. Goo Gone is citrus oil based. Goof Off is Naphtha (solvent) based. You have crazed your plastic. It is basically tiny micro-cracks caused by the plastic absorbing the solvent. You can try wet sanding and polishing, as long as the crazing doesn't go too deep into the material.

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    Its work but yes ,take off the X,wet paper 400 grt , then 600grt then 800grt then 1200 grt, then jewelers buffing compound. look like new again.

    Cooter did a great write up. !!! https://www.buellxb.com/forum/showth...cratch-removal

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    Last edited by Silverrider; 04-02-2018 at 12:12 AM.

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    Holycrap you messed that up!! Go big or go home they say and you did.

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    Thanks for the link



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