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    Default My new f3 got keyed! Help?

    Finally some warm weather... first ride. Gassed her up, went in to pay... some f#^** ass#%& keyed my topcase down to the plastic! (white) Any suggestions how to repair? Pretty sure it was the pickup dude with the Harley decals... and I am a former Harley rider with U.S. Navy vet license plate!

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    Quote Originally Posted by boz329 View Post
    Finally some warm weather... first ride. Gassed her up, went in to pay... some f#^** ass#%& keyed my topcase down to the plastic! (white) Any suggestions how to repair? Pretty sure it was the pickup dude with the Harley decals... and I am a former Harley rider with U.S. Navy vet license plate!
    Got to love people who don’t respect peoples property......Nosepickers!
    Does the gas station have cameras.....?

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    Quote Originally Posted by boz329 View Post
    Finally some warm weather... first ride. Gassed her up, went in to pay... some f#^** ass#%& keyed my topcase down to the plastic! (white) Any suggestions how to repair? Pretty sure it was the pickup dude with the Harley decals... and I am a former Harley rider with U.S. Navy vet license plate!
    If you believe that's what happened there will be video of it if you ask. Just saying.
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    Oh my God. Unreal. Good luck on the solution. Hopefully a camera caught the license plate. Sorry this happened.

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    Comprehensive insurance will cover that.
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    Well...that's a real bummer. What others have said about insurance and cameras are right on. A little bit of work, but IMO, worth every ounce of effort.

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    Can Am Parts lists the top case cover as a separate part number so you should be able to order it from your dealer.
    https://can-am-shop.brp.com/on-road/...log-intro.html
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    That sucks. Odds are if you have comp, you have a deductible that won't be met so if you can't find the perp, you're gonna eat the fix.
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    Sorry that happened.
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    I appreciate all the input to find the culprit... but need someone to help me repair myself. Whole new part is $248 from Can Am.

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    If it’s a deep 1/16 inch scrape/gouge I’d use nail polish. Find closest color and you might have to mix it to match. Then put it on and buff it in. Wipe off and let dry. Repeat the process till it builds up. Small dab goes along way. Don’t put on heavy. Thin little layers and wipe off. Done it on wheelers and it looks like a bad wash job or web markings from cleaning to much. It will not be as notable as the raw scratch. That’s for metallic. If it’s flat then try but it won’t look as nice.


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    This outfit may have what you need.
    www.scratcheshappen.com


    Change from Auto to Motorcycle and input your year and model. I have gotten both color repair kits for our 2018F3 and 2020RT.
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    Advanced Auto and some of the other auto parts places have small, like 4 ounce ding repair paint. It is a small tube with a little brush in the cap. They can match hundreds of car colors for most later model vehicles. You might see if they have anything close to the color you need. A close match and rub it out, you might get it looking pretty good. Cost will be less than $10 with a lot of elbow grease.

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    First take your bike to an auto paint store that mixes paints for auto body shops ,they should use a special camera to get the correct color match. See if they can make up a spray can of the color you need.
    If the bike was waxed, you will have to get a solvent to remove the wax and oils from you skin. Wipe down area to paint with prep-sol. You will have to block sand ( 400 grit) the area and then apply a thin coat of body filler to build up the surface , block sand the filler it with (320 grit) till smooth Spray the primer with a light gray primer let it dry,(You may have to put a few lite coats on ) block sand the primer with (400) till smooth , scuff the entire area ( Make sure you have no dust on the surface to paint . (Tack rag the area to remove any dust or dirt , if you don't have a tack rag ,Lightly spray a rag with some paint and wipe it down on the area to paint ) several light coats till the primer is covered) then spray the whole part . Depending on the paint you may have to put a clear coat on . If you can not get a spray can made you could buy a small touch up sprayer. Best of luck to you. Hope this helps.

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    Put a set of stripes over the scratch depending on exact location. I personally would buy the new part for $248. The trike is new. Keep it looking new.
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    Sorry to hear, replace or maybe good time try a wrap Would consult with professional see if is good option. Please do not let the vandalism go not be addressed by Authorities doubtful will be just but might just be the last straw the law need for such a person.
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    Quote Originally Posted by PW2013STL View Post
    This outfit may have what you need.
    www.scratcheshappen.com


    Change from Auto to Motorcycle and input your year and model. I have gotten both color repair kits for our 2018F3 and 2020RT.
    Why is it that no one has the Champagne Metallic color that I guess was only a 2017-2018 color.
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    Touchupdirect.com will have what you need.
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    Quote Originally Posted by boz329 View Post
    Finally some warm weather... first ride. Gassed her up, went in to pay... some f#^** ass#%& keyed my topcase down to the plastic! (white) Any suggestions how to repair? Pretty sure it was the pickup dude with the Harley decals... and I am a former Harley rider with U.S. Navy vet license plate!
    It doesn't matter so much who did it. Haters are haters regardless of any other attribute. They are featured on the news every evening.

    I know it's hard. But get it fixed and let it go. Don't allow haters to dictate how you live your life.

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    I feel for you on this. I did not mean to be hard hearted or uncompassionate. Believe me, I know how it is to have someone callously ruin your day, and your ride.
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    You don't say how badly, lengthwise, the illegitimate progeny of that unmarried female keyed the the top. Were I in your boots I'd consider two options; (1) if the gouge is long I'd investigate the cost of a quality autobody shop repainting and clear coating the top in comparison to replacing the part through BRP, or (2) agreeing with Joel, I'd most probably replace the part to keep the new Spyder looking pristine.
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