Join Date: Mar 2017
Location: Pacific Northwet
Flat matte colors and de-sticker warning..
So, not a real fan of the flat colors on many new bikes, I decided to see if I could brighten up my white Z.
I took some Meguiar's Ultimate Compound, and rubbed and rubbed and rubbed some more on the gas tank. It is now real gloss sparkly white! I am now going to do the other white pieces. Then I will use liquid glass or Carnauba wax to finish it off. But I will get some new pads for my buffer and use them instead of by hand.
Now, for the warning....If you, like me like to remove all the stickers, including the Kawasaki on the gas tank... be aware, that sticker has the satin clear coat ON TOP OF THE STICKER. So, after peeling the letters off with a heat gun, you have a leftover image in the white paint. The polishing compound got it looking not as noticeable, but in the right light, it is a subtle image of Kawasaki left over in white.
My plan originally was to get old W1 Kawasaki 650 emblems, so they will go on in place and be fine.
Last edited by JACoH; 04-02-2017 at 04:05 PM.
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