paint scratches too easly

my mopeds paint scratches so easly. i have no way to stop it help me please my bike is loosing value. is there any substance that will remove the scratches. i tryed gs27 but it didnt work. i tryed wax but i didnt work too well. please help me im in trouble.

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the smallest thing can take out paint like a cats finger nail. should i get a new powder coated paint job. or would my bike loose too much value or origanality

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please reply

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chuck russo va /

powder coat it, its fairly cheap

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you should be more worried about your nervous tension, than the paint on your bike. you're going to end up with an ulcer or something.

other than that, i have nothing useful to add. but you wanted a reply...

what kind of moped is it?

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i have a negrini 1983 with olny 380 miles on it. i hope to keep it in tip top shape. it is a very rare bike. it looks like a motor cycle

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get some auto polishing compound and an electric buffer, then try 2 polish out the scratches, if it dosent work, then just repaint the bike. Negrini's arent THAT rare, ive seen one like your talking about before, also seen a step through version. it has a Minarelli or Morini engine right? if so, www.mopedwarehouse.com has a LOT of performance parts for it. also, make sure that those 308mi are TRUE miles, moped speedometer cables break a LOT, so it may really have more than you think.

-Garret

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thanks garret you are a big help. and they are the original miles beacouse it was my grandfathers when he bought it brand new in 1983. we have had no breakdowns or anything yet.

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if you're willing to throw money at it, in paint maybe you could get it clear-coated?

It depends on what type of paint the original stuff is. Of course to do it right, you have to TOTALLY dis-assemble it before you paint or powder coat it.

With powder coating, don't you have to have it down to the bare metal anyway? It is a baking process, and only works on metal.

Was the ped painted before, with spray paint or something? Original paint 19 years old usually is pretty resistant to scratches.

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it has never been re painted its just was not a good paint the factory put on. ill have some pics for you later today

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