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    2013 FX SHO with dock rash... fix or no fix?

    Hey guys,
    I know its cosmetic but is this normal dock rash? they have owned it since new and they say the marks are from tying off of their pontoon and it was rubbing against it. I believe them.
    i know that yamaha paint is like automotive in the sense that it has a primed base, regular epoxy paint and then clear coat. the owner says he cant hook his finger in any of the marks except for the big deep one.
    Can most of these be buffed out or will it take paint? im assuming ill need paint to repair since i see the white underneath, but not certain... If i need paint then ill just get an acurite pen and touch up here and there.... but im pretty handy with buffers and cutting compound but never done it to a jet ski. wondering if they could be buffed out without paint...

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    Click avatar for tech links/info K447's Avatar
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    All that looks kinda normal to me, my GP1800 has at least that much surface scuffing on the paint. And a few places with deeper chips.

    We don’t have a pontoon boat but we do travel to many different places and different docks. Despite using fenders at times, rubbing can happen.

    Yamaha promotes the ColorRite ‘OEM’ paint products. The ColorRite paint is OK but not great in our experience, so we switched to using custom matched spray paint from a local CarQuest location. They scanned a panel from the ski then mixed a paint to match. Fairly close, good enough for me.

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    Thanks for the info.
    Does anyone have any experience using cutting compound and/or 1,000, 2,000, 3,000 grit sandpaper with these or is the clear coat just too thin and most scratches go into the paint?

    I know on my current Yamaha I could hit it with a little cutting compound and it would reduce the appearance of the scratches. I was too afraid to go any further....

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    I decided to purchase it since the price was fair and left me wrong to touch things up if need be. You can see this one area is definitely through the clear coat and paint I would imagine? I'll just pick up color rite and give it a shot but won't put too much effort into it... These things get scratches on them by just looking at em!
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    Bring it to a local body shop and get a quote to repair it

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