how to remove a scratch from Vespa Sprint Notte
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 8:40 am quote
Hello everyone I wanted to ask for your opinion on this scratch on my vespa and how I can get rid of it. I dont know how much it would cost to get it repaired at the shop and if you have a different solution please tell me ,
thank you in advance

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Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:09 am quote
How old is the scooter? miles? Is it worth the money to do a full repair as any paint shop will probably just want the body only so you would have to completely disassemble the scoot.

You could try a repair yourself with rattle cans. Myself I would do what most people do is to live with it and cover it with a cool sticker.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 10:23 am quote
wbdvt wrote:
How old is the scooter? miles? Is it worth the money to do a full repair as any paint shop will probably just want the body only so you would have to completely disassemble the scoot.

You could try a repair yourself with rattle cans. Myself I would do what most people do is to live with it and cover it with a cool sticker.
I bought it in June thats why I feel so bad because its new, in your opinion is there a possibility to get the scratches out with some scratch remover kit or Wd-40?
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 11:06 am quote
Go see a body shop, it might not be too bad to fix.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:00 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Go see a body shop, it might not be too bad to fix.
Best advice unless you are really handy, that is some pretty bad damage but maybe the picture makes it look worse than it is? Did you clean the area before taking the pic?

It also looks like a prime example of why I am such a proponent of crash bars. Go to a body shop preferably with the paint code and they can probably do something. Vespas are a bitch for body work due to the uni-body design as shops usually like to take a part off before priming and painting. Anyway don't sweat it too much as it looks fixable but expect a good sized drain on the pocket book. No amount of wd-40 on the planet will fix that.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:00 pm quote
I wiped the side with rubbing alcohol and water solution. Get's it clean and removes some of the scuff. Then I used the little bottle of paint to match from ScooterWest. You cannot see anything looking down but if you get close you'll see where I applied the paint. Looks like you have 9 scratches to cover.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:04 pm quote
RP Tech wrote:
I wiped the side with rubbing alcohol and water solution. Get's it clean and removes some of the scuff. Then I used the little bottle of paint to match from ScooterWest. You cannot see anything looking down but if you get close you'll see where I applied the paint. Looks like you have 9 scratches to cover.
Maybe that plus sticker? It looks like a prime spot for a sticker that may even look purposeful. The touch up paint is OK but no way a hack can blend nearly as well as a professional shop. It's mind blowing how good some shops can be when it comes to making the ouchies disappear.

OH and BTW sorry this happened to you. MANY of us have been here and it can drive you nuts looking at the damage. I've been there that's for sure.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 12:43 pm quote
First stop body shop to see what you are looking at to get it fixed right, then make a decision.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 1:10 pm quote
Put a sticker on it or decal with your favorite number and your favorite color background. You can have it custom made.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:09 pm quote
Max6200 wrote:
Put a sticker on it or decal with your favorite number and your favorite color background. You can have it custom made.
Body shop first, it's a new scooter, not that expensive to fix.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:09 pm quote
get some polishing compound, the good stuff. a lot of times what you see is material transfer from whatever it hit. if you polish it out with this, it will improve in appearance for sure. you don't have to be too cautious with this type either, it is gentle so you can work at it, clean it, work at it, clean it, etc.

https://www.amazon.com/3M-39060-Perfect-Rubbing-Compound/dp/B003D73U6S

*caveat - never done it on a matte surface, try it somewhere hidden first....
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:10 pm quote
sdjohn wrote:
get some polishing compound, the good stuff. a lot of times what you see is material transfer from whatever it hit. if you polish it out with this, it will improve in appearance for sure. you don't have to be too cautious with this type either, it is gentle so you can work at it, clean it, work at it, clean it, etc.


https://www.amazon.com/3M-39060-Perfect-Rubbing-Compound/dp/B003D73U6S
It hit the ground, that white is primer
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:11 pm quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
sdjohn wrote:
get some polishing compound, the good stuff. a lot of times what you see is material transfer from whatever it hit. if you polish it out with this, it will improve in appearance for sure. you don't have to be too cautious with this type either, it is gentle so you can work at it, clean it, work at it, clean it, etc.


https://www.amazon.com/3M-39060-Perfect-Rubbing-Compound/dp/B003D73U6S
It hit the ground, that white is primer And you can't use rubbing compound on matt paint.
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 2:49 pm quote
yeah that's why I added the caveat - shiny spot may be unappealing.... works very well to reduce the appearance of scratches on a conventional shiny paint
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Thu Jan 30, 2020 3:59 pm quote
Try a black sharpie. Run the fine tip along the scratch then rub lightly using your finger. Make sure to clean the surface first. Let us know how it works out
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 5:21 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Body shop first, it's a new scooter, not that expensive to fix.
Why’d you post the same comment 3X on the same day?
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Fri Jan 31, 2020 6:01 am quote
Vintage1 wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Body shop first, it's a new scooter, not that expensive to fix.
Why’d you post the same comment 3X on the same day?
Because everyone was encouraging him to cover it up before even seeing how much it would cost to fix Doesn't look like the dents very bad and paint job isn't that expensive with just a little body work.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 4:31 am quote
WEB-Tech wrote:
Vintage1 wrote:
WEB-Tech wrote:
Body shop first, it's a new scooter, not that expensive to fix.
Why’d you post the same comment 3X on the same day?
Because everyone was encouraging him to cover it up before even seeing how much it would cost to fix Doesn't look like the dents very bad and paint job isn't that expensive with just a little body work.
IMO that’s no reason to spam us 3X with the same comment. What are you going to do next, type all in CAPS so we hear you better? Have your say, move on, and let the chips fall where they may. It’s rude.
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Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:11 am quote
Fix
Paint it.

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Sat Feb 01, 2020 6:34 am quote
Get matching paint.

Sand it down, prep it, paint it. This can be done. Don’t be afraid, take your time.

If that doesn’t work and it still looks bad, put a sticker over it.

If the sticker doesn’t work and it still looks bad, body shop it.

This is the fun of owning a scooter. All the investigation and research and considerations add to the pride and joy of ownership. Don’t feel bad about it. Embrace it and enjoy it.
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