Post by Buzzin (^_^) on May 14, 2010 13:53:20 GMT 1
Try cleaner (commandant) .... eh, dunno if it's called the same over there. It's really a fine grid sanding solution that melts part of your top layer (that's sounds spooky right?), I have used it on occasion to freshen up the colour on old cars and on my Revere (works wonders for small scratches too) But it can only be done a few times....you'll wear out the paint if you do it too often...
Other then that I can't think of anything other then coloured wax/shine.
Turtle Wax (and others) make a product coloured "Colour Magic" which is excellent. Your local Halfords would be a good place to get this.
It is a polishing wax with a coloured pigment in. You buy a bottle of the right colour (probably light green in your case), wash, then polish with the product, leave to dry then buff up and the results are great.
Is your tank lacquered? If so, the scuff marks could be the abrasion in the lacquer, in which case the polish may not help much. The only real solution would be to re-lacquer.
That isn't such a hardship - just clean and degrease the tank, ideally go over it with a fine fine (at least 1200 grade) wet and dry (used wet), to provide a keyed surface, then spray lacquer.
As you say it is better when wet, I think this may be the problem. Just make sure you get the right sort of lacquer for your paintwork, make a good preparation and spray on a warm dry day. Lot's of thin coats are better than one thick one. Modern products are certainly good enough to apply straight from an aerosol can.