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Bluehawk
01-18-2018, 06:37 PM
Hi All,

I'm currently looking at buying a 2010 rsv4 factory. The only thing that's putting me off are some scratches on the swingarm. Can these be repaired/polished in and keep the brushed look without looking like a repair?

Cheers

G

Gluge
01-18-2018, 08:20 PM
Probably assuming they aren't too deep. The smaller and shallower the easier it will be. Pictures will probably get you a better estimate on the time and skill involved.

DarK_SpY
01-18-2018, 08:54 PM
if you want to polish, you'll have to remove all the anodise, after that you can sand and polish, you'll have to protect it or water drop will stay visible when dry.. , big job

Signal_jp
01-18-2018, 08:59 PM
Cover it up with decals lol

Triple J
01-19-2018, 12:48 AM
carbon cover is another option

Bluehawk
01-19-2018, 02:08 PM
Thanks all for the advice, decided to leave it. Its a shame, its a nice bike, but I'm going to wait for the right bike...

Proctologist
01-19-2018, 06:23 PM
Thanks all for the advice, decided to leave it. Its a shame, its a nice bike, but I'm going to wait for the right bike...

Are the scratches from an accident or boot scuffs? Most used bikes will show their age and usage over time.

V4Missile
01-20-2018, 04:22 AM
I've seen a good few RSV4's with scratched swing arms. I think they are particularly vulnerable on the exhaust side. My current bike has a small blemish there too. I forget about it above 9000 rpm, LOL! I would not turn down an otherwise good bike for this problem. As the guys mention, you can cover it up quite easily, but to remove it completely would be a pita.