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 Post subject: remove black marks
PostPosted: Tue Mar 31, 2015 2:22 pm 
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Both amas on my 2015 AI have black marks on them, since both XBars were crushed by the trucking company that delivered it, I'm sure the marks are from handling as well. I've been waiting for replacements XBars so I've had time to try several things; Dawn, alcohol, Simple Green, Citrus cleaner, WD40, 303, Magic Eraser and acetone. Anyone have any suggestions?
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 Post subject: Re: remove black marks
PostPosted: Sun Apr 05, 2015 4:38 am 
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Bleach.


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 Post subject: Re: remove black marks
PostPosted: Mon Apr 06, 2015 12:05 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: remove black marks
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:20 am 
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Well I finally got around to trying bleach, it didn't work. Now I don't see the marks seeing until I'm washing it down. After a day on the water the only thing on my mind is, when can I go again.
Thanks for the suggestions.
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 Post subject: Re: remove black marks
PostPosted: Sun Apr 12, 2015 8:43 am 
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The only way I know of to remove scratches or marks like that are with a single edge razor blade, you hold the blade vertical and start scraping back and forth quickly, the plastic comes off like snow, it would take a couple years of continuous scraping to scrape thru the hull. When done you don't have to do anything else, the scraping leaves a very clean nice finish.
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 Post subject: Re: remove black marks
PostPosted: Thu Apr 23, 2015 1:24 am 
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Petrol is good for removing old gummy stains might be worth a try and wont harm it.
The black could be ingrained so the razor blade should work if nothing else does.

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