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Good day,
Been searching through the cleaning threads... and not finding quite what I was looking for...
Finally got the wife out on the new ultra for a quick ride and she got boot scuff marks all over the bag lids...

I have been using Mequiars Ultimate synthetic wax and it is tough, easy to apply and looks great.

It did not however do anything to remove the the boot marks.
I think it actually left a little rubber behind.(Boots not the wax)
I don't want to damage the finish.
On past bikes I have just used a rubbing compound (Dupont polishing compund to be exact) for tough scuffs and then re-wax the area, but as I said I don't want to dull this fancy new paint if there is an easy or more gentle fix.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
 

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Good day,
Been searching through the cleaning threads... and not finding quite what I was looking for...
Finally got the wife out on the new ultra for a quick ride and she got boot scuff marks all over the bag lids...

I have been using Mequiars Ultimate synthetic wax and it is tough, easy to apply and looks great.

It did not however do anything to remove the the boot marks.
I think it actually left a little rubber behind.(Boots not the wax)
I don't want to damage the finish.
On past bikes I have just used a rubbing compound (Dupont polishing compund to be exact) for tough scuffs and then re-wax the area, but as I said I don't want to dull this fancy new paint if there is an easy or more gentle fix.

Any ideas would be appreciated.
You could try a Clay Bar first, then make the wife wax the whole bike, teach a little lesson . :)


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A finishing compound should work without dulling the finish at all. Rubbing compound has a more abrasive effect than the finishing compound. Of course re-wax when done. You also might get lucky with a little Goof-Off which leaves an oil residue so you will need to wash and wax when done.
 

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I use mothers products with good success. I have used a scratch remover for clear coats then follow up with their cleaner wax. My wife has done the same thing in addition to lightly scratching the clear coat near the saddle bag latches with her finger nails. May try that, I have had success using those products. I'm sure there is other products out there to. Good Luck, :)
 

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I don't know if it will remove boot scuff marks but I have used Meguiar's Clear Coat Safe Rubbing Compound to remove some blemishes out of my Big Blue Pearl paint. No swirls or anything detrimental--took out the blemishes that wax and a cleaner wax wouldn't then I waxed over the spots.
 

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I would try HD boot mark remover for pipes. I used it recently as I got it for free, and it works really well.
 

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Go to lowes or Home Depot and buy a small can of "goof off". Put a small amount on a micro fiber cloth and just rub lightly in a circling motion. It will come right off.
Reapply wax after.
 

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If the paint is new, I would not use a compound of any sort -- they use grit of varying fineness and can dull the spot. Goof-off (solvent) or clay bar at the most, then re-wax, would be my choice.

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Damn , my wife has never rubbed the paint and she's 5' 2". Maybe you need a little class on how to get on and off .
She's 60 next month and no longer takes training well. (I have tried all kinds...)
After 3 neck surgeries, I am lucky to get her on the bike at all...

I think I'll try the clay or the light solvents. I don't want an abrasive (rubbing or polishing compounds.)

What is goof off?
Is it like gojo? A hand cleaner or what??
Thanks.
 

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It's a bike I assume you purchased to ride? If so don't worry about it and ride it. I have rub marks on the left side bag and my tourpak below the rack, still drives the same.


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It's a solvent. Don't use hand cleaner, it has grit. Maybe a little Dawn or other dishwashing liquid. But use a soft microfiber cloth, not terry cloth, nor paper towel.

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Maybe you need to consider the bag lid protector covers.

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Like was said above, try Goof off. I used it this spring to get some paint off of black denim. Can't even see where it was.
 

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Turtle wax rubbing compound.
 

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+1 on the Goof Off. Will do the trick. Took some black marks off my bike from the solvent that is used right before laying down blacktop on a resurfaced highway. Nasty stuff.
 

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I use Maguire's scratch remover. Mild grit, works fine.
 
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