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      08-22-2011, 01:25 PM   #1
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Scraped akra tips

Will this buff out? I scraped the tips driving up a steep tow truck ramp. Tips got dragged across cement

It\'s like on the bottom underside edge visible if u look underneath.

Anyhow this is annoying because dam tips alone cost a grand to replace. Anyone know if this will buff out?


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I see no picture...
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U might be able to get the dirt out by buffing it but the scratches u cant.... The only way u can hide it is by doing a thermal coat like EAS did to the black akra....
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Yeah, mine are powdercoated black. Love it!
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Highly doubt you can buff out scratches from titanium.
I would powder coat them black.
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Post some pics.... I may have a solution.
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Take it to a shop that works with titanium. Prob your best bet!
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I'll post it this afternoon. Thanks
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Might be able to make it less noticeable by hand, but removing it will require power tools or professional tooling IMHO. The difficulty you will have is maintaining that finish while removing it.

How noticeable is it from a real angle? Can you live with it, or do you have to do something? I did a little research a while ago, and there are a few places on the web that can polish and refinish titanium. Perhaps do some googling if you are willing to part with your tips for a week or two.
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Might be able to make it less noticeable by hand, but removing it will require power tools or professional tooling IMHO. The difficulty you will have is maintaining that finish while removing it.

How noticeable is it from a real angle? Can you live with it, or do you have to do something? I did a little research a while ago, and there are a few places on the web that can polish and refinish titanium. Perhaps do some googling if you are willing to part with your tips for a week or two.
Thanks for checking buddy, i think I'm going to have to just live with it. From a real angle or normal perspective, u wouldn't even notice. Heck I probably wouldn't have known except that I wad the one who drove the car up the tow truck ramp and heard the scrape and felty heart drop. I view these tips like jewelry.
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