Scuff marks to front panel

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Hi, used the motor mover to put the van up the drive but forgot to put the handbrake on before releasing the mover. The van then rolled forward a foot or so before scraping on a concrete pillar. No real damage other than some scuff marks on the front plastic panel. Looking for advice as to best way to hide/repair these marks. Thanks
 
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HomerS1 said:
Hi, used the motor mover to put the van up the drive but forgot to put the handbrake on before releasing the mover. The van then rolled forward a foot or so before scraping on a concrete pillar. No real damage other than some scuff marks on the front plastic panel. Looking for advice as to best way to hide/repair these marks. Thanks

Pictures please HomerS1.
 
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Using the caravan mover I scraped the rear panel against a brick wall.
I used 240grit followed by 400grit followed by 600grit wet and dry abrasive paper (using plenty of water).
I managed to remove most of the marks and then polished with Autoglym polish.
 
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You could research plastic filler that is supplied for car bumper repairs especially if the surface is gouged - otherwise you might find toothpaste is a non-abrasive polish with a damp cloth.
 
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Homer,
Track down your local motorcycle repair shop. They are the experts with ABS , plastic, body parts. Drop a bike and see the fairing damage. These guys are the “masters “
 
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Dustydog said:
Homer,
Track down your local motorcycle repair shop. They are the experts with ABS , plastic, body parts. Drop a bike and see the fairing damage. These guys are the “masters “

Good advice and well worth noting, I have had bike fairingplastic damage in the past, how easy it is to forego the alternative repair options.

Some of the repairs are as simple as a soldering iron melting a cable tie or bits of a Cd-Disk behind a crack or split, thereby restoring sufficient strength to the component to allow fillers etc. to be effective.

I have tried such methods with success, but I am no where as near as good as the folks who have expertise in such repairs.
 

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