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PostSubject: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 4:10 am

Morning all ,my birthday today 54 years young not old ha.Anyway friend of mine got a little pcx [great scoot]for his 7 mile commute each way. He asked me if there is a way to stop the plastic getting scuffed on the centre tunnel.I said i would ask you gals and guys,maybe some sort of selfadhesive pad like a tank protector.What do you think,anyone came across this problem before Question
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PostSubject: scuffs on tunnel   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 4:15 am

I use Honda's clear adhesive film, it lasts for a reasonable length of time (until it peels off!) and is fairly flexible.  But I'm sure there are better answers out there he said with bated breath.


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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 4:37 am

bdaycake  party time  Woodworker, happy birthday! Tell your friend to pick up their feet. Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 4:40 am

Scuffs on your tunnel. 44616 party time party time Have a good un bud bdaycake 


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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 6:18 am

I use AutoGlym bumper care to clean off the scuffs. Works for me! Not the cheapest, but goes a long way.
I do all the black plastics with it, keeps it looking tidy. Just apply with a soft cloth, and polish off. Simples! I also do the drive cover, then give it a quick wax.

Graham
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 2:11 pm

Found this link on ebay which I am guessing is the product you are using:
http://www.ebay.com/itm/ws/eBayISAPI.dll?ViewItem&item=390657158226
for $20 per 325 ml?

Don't know what the alternative is in the USA that may be equal and less costly.

What do other forum members use on their 'tunnel'?

Thanks very much Graham for your tip!
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 2:27 pm

Yep, that's the stuff!!
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 2:38 pm

Thanks guys for the tips and birthday wishes, will relay the advice too my buddy ,hell its hot in here with all these bloody candles ha ha .Smile 
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 4:18 pm

Dimond wrote:
Don't know what the alternative is in the USA that may be equal and less costly.

STP .. Son of a Gun .. Works very well Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeThu Sep 26, 2013 5:27 pm

I use the Honda spray cleaner. Works well on the painted Tupperware and the black plastic.
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 27, 2013 6:29 am

Simple=keep your feet off it. WD40 works to a degree, Pledge does to, Products designed to keep plastic bumpers black
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 27, 2013 7:23 am

john grinsel wrote:
Simple=keep your feet off it.
The definitive answer from Mr Grinsel, why couldn't PCX guy figure it out? Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 27, 2013 1:44 pm

The Bern wrote:


STP .. Son of a Gun .. Works very well Smile
Thanks for this tip!
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 27, 2013 4:04 pm

Dimond wrote:
The Bern wrote:


STP .. Son of a Gun .. Works very well Smile
Thanks for this tip!
Pleasure bud,it is also a great leather rejuvenator/polish,so much so my Mrs keep borrowing mine to shine her handbags with Rolling Eyes Laughing 
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeFri Sep 27, 2013 5:30 pm

Meldrew wrote:
john grinsel wrote:
Simple=keep your feet off it.
The definitive answer from Mr Grinsel, why couldn't PCX guy figure it out?   Rolling Eyes 
Might be like me and suffer from lowslungarseitis!Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 4:22 am

My mate probably could figure it out, but friends try too help out when they can with things.Thats what friends do.Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 5:08 am

Before online forums came along you had to figure a lot out for yourself, do the leg work, and find out stuff from a stash of magazines, books, maps, manuals, guides, and maps, or by experience or just plain trial or error. Nowadays you don't have to, you just sit on your butt in front of a keyboard and ask the simplest dumb a** question and be almost certain someone will reply.

You can now tell your mate about the various aerosol remedies he can try to remove the scuff marks, and he'll think you're a good bloke, but you got others to do the leg work for you. That's the way it works nowadays. Neutral 
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 7:44 am

I just don't worry about scuffs , if I ride the wing, they're going to be there because of my
big feet and relative lack of agility .
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSat Sep 28, 2013 7:08 pm

My Morphous has very little room between the glovebox and the seat and I scuff it most every time I mount or dismount. I try to keep up with keeping them cleaned up but it is not on the top of my list.
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PostSubject: Scuffs on your tunnel   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 7:07 am

I don't get too worried about scuffs, I bought the scoot as I can no longer 'straddle' a bike and so I accept the marks in return for the 'step through' convenience.
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 7:47 am

What's the next simple cleaning conundrum we need a topic and the combined brain power of a forum to solve for someone? How to remove crumbs from inside a top box?  Rolling Eyes 
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 8:35 am

Nowt wrong with a few scuffs & scratches,shows it's being used not just looked at WinkSmile
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 8:38 am

Meldrew wrote:
What's the next simple cleaning conundrum we need a topic and the combined brain power of a forum to solve for someone?  How to remove crumbs from inside a top box?    Rolling Eyes 

As it goes I have got some flakes of dried onion skin in mine from a trip to the farmers market,thought I might leave them there to fend off the moths though,so no need to start a new thread,just saying Razz 
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The Bern wrote:
Nowt wrong with a few scuffs & scratches,shows it's being used not just looked at WinkSmile
+1 That's just how I feel.
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 12:24 pm

You can be as proud as you like of your scuffs and scratches until you try to sell or trade it in, then they'll be used as an excuse to give you less cash than you might have expected.

I've seen a couple of guys scrape and grind down the knee sliders/pucks off their leathers with tools to give the impression they were better riders than they were, and their bikes were 'being used not just looked at'.   Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeSun Sep 29, 2013 6:00 pm

I have found a sneaky way to make my scooter look used. I ride it a lot and you can look at the odometer and see it has 46,924 miles on it. As for the resale of it I will keep it until I need to get a replacement for it. Then I will probably keep what I have left for parts as it will not be worth much to anyone by the time I'm done with it.
Oh yes My scooter has scuffs on the tunnel.Smile


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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2013 1:03 pm

I choose 'riding' over 'polishing' any time; however, I do admire others who manage to keep their scoot looking great!
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PostSubject: Re: Scuffs on your tunnel.   Scuffs on your tunnel. I_icon_minitimeMon Sep 30, 2013 8:05 pm

We have a local bike show two times a week and a man will detail your scooter for $30.00. My local scooter shop has a man that will detail your scooter for $5.00. I have used both of them one time each. I have came to the same conclusion as Dimond. My scooter looks just as good to me when I am sitting on it dirty or clean as long as I clean the windshield. Laughing
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