Time to shine

Use a touch-up crayon to sort scuffs

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Ditch the dirt

Clean the en­tire scratched panel thor­oughly with good qual­ity bike sham­poo, then wash the body­work again pay­ing par­tic­u­lar at­ten­tion to the scratched area. Dry thor­oughly.

Add some shine

Ap­ply pol­ish to the whole panel such as the mud­guard we are work­ing on here – not just the scratches. This will flat­ten the sur­face of the panel but high­light the dam­age you need to fix.

Get colour­ing

Ap­ply the crayon (avail­able from aut­o­fac­tors) at right an­gles to the of the scratch, fill­ing the dam­age. Pol­ish it off in the same di­rec­tion it was ap­plied. Now re­peat the process.

Pol­ish and buff

With the scratch filled, ap­ply pol­ish to the whole panel, leave to dry, then buff off with a clean mut­ton cloth. Ap­ply a sec­ond coat of pol­ish and buff again for a high, scratch-free shine.

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