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    1200RT Side Bag Damage Fix?

    Didn't realize my butt was so wide and clipped my left side bag. Any suggestions on how to repair this or at least make it look presentable on the cheap?
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    Depends, is that paint transferred from what you hit or is that missing paint scraped off the bag. If it is paint transferred to the bag try some rubbing compound.

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    The scratches are very deep. You can just call them gouges

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    I would get an estimate at your local body shop. BMW uses Glasurit BASF paint.
    BASF is not hard to find.
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    I had the same damage repaired and painted for $150.00. By guy in the bike community that does this on the side.

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    Smile

    Similar damage to mine was sanded down and painted to perfection by local GM body shop guys for <$100. Didn't use the '$2 million dollars a pint Glasurit paint,' but you can't tell which one was painted - three years later!
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    Did it myself using ColorRite paint

    I had similar damage to my cases. I went the DIY route. Used ColorRite aerosol paint. It came out very well but I don't think i saved a dime. Unless you like to paint and sand and compound and paint and sand and..... etc. A pro is your best choice.

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    I don't feel so alone now, thanks guys

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    Quote Originally Posted by tgf429 View Post
    I don't feel so alone now, thanks guys
    Actually, the list of guys/gals that haven't scraped up a pannier would be much shorter!
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    Mine looked like that too. My independant body shop uses Spies/Hecker paint. At first they said there was no match for N44 Thunder Grey. After looking again under "BMW MOTORCYCLE" they found it. Looks great.
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    i did this to my R1150R a few years ago. I went to a local paint shop and bought the same color correct paint and clear coat. A woodworking friend had a good HVLP gun and did it in about an hour, You can't tell it was ever damaged. If I can do it anyone can, this was my first attempt at painting!

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    Took my bags to a foreign car auto body shop

    Predominantly BMW and Audi - they matched it right away I had my Biarittz Blue RT at the time - $200 well spent

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    Cheap

    looks like a good spot for a bumper sticker
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    One of the locals took his bags to a Rhino Liner shop and had them spray on a color matched coating that looks bulletproof now !

    You can by the bed liner stuff in cans now, but color is usually black only.

    BTW: What did you hit for that scrape ?
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    Cement pillar in a parking garage.

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