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Phantom scratch repair pre-sale

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Hi

I bought a Phantom a few years ago. It had some years on it born 2534 but looked like it came out of Jay Leno's garage........ mechanics perfect, very low mileage, it had been kept in perfect conditions in an underground condo car park and the owner only used it a short while each year when visiting Thailand, hence the v low km 14,400.

I added Dunlop tyres I ordered from Japan and saddlebags from CR saddlebags to go with the GIVI rear box.

 

I also barely rode it as I used a bicycle more, and now have Parkinson's so because of balance have decided to pass it on.

 

I don't have much time but I'd like to make it presentable.

Well I could get a good clean done but there are a couple of things beyond a normal clean.

 

1. Some kind soul keyed the painted panels.

I don't want to do the full monty but I'd be interested if experts here think the scratches could be filled with coloured wax or whatever for a quick job.

ps: the bottom pic has scratches but is also reflections.

 

2. The studs and fittings on the saddle bags have some light rust.....I have some silver polish somewhere......would that be good?

 

 

I guess the last question is am I as well off to just give it a clean and sell as is and let someone else do the touching up.

 

thanks

 

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If the scratches are thru the paint you are SOL barring a repaint.

Unfortunately

Light surface rust may be able to be removed - any abrasive may do it - even toothpaste

Bike looks good

Sorry to hear of your health problems

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7 minutes ago, canthai55 said:

If the scratches are thru the paint you are SOL barring a repaint.

Unfortunately

Light surface rust may be able to be removed - any abrasive may do it - even toothpaste

Bike looks good

Sorry to hear of your health problems

Thanks CanThai

I have a feeling it depends if it's through the clcearcoat and the colour coat I'm SOL but am her to be educated.

I should mention the year is 2546 wife got the wrong book.

Be interested in the right asking price too.

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Very low KM for that year. If you can find the right buyer it should fetch good $$$

Thru the paint I meant the color coat. Sometimes, if you use a rotary polisher, you can get the remaining paint warm enuf to coax it to flow onto the scratch. Least that is what body shop men I have known tell me.

But a good paint guy is a true artist, not just a technician.

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My wife put the bike up for sale (with no price!) and had several replies.

 

I heard prices are down a bit because there are retro style bikes from China around.

However they look cheap. A Phantom is a very solid reliable bike, and average about 750 km/year  must be very rare.

 

What should we ask guys?

 

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45-50K

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Sorry but I would put it in the 35-40 bracket. (As is)

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