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Old 06-08-2020, 12:36 AM   #1
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Small scratch on batter cover

Hi, I'm a new Airstreamer and new the forum. Guessing there already is discussion on this but can somebody suggest the best way to remove about a 3 inch scratch on the battery cover. I tried polishing compound but no luck. I can feel the scratch.

I prefer not spending tons of money on special power tools. Any suggestions?
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Scratches

I've had similar scratches over the years and use 303 Aerospace Protectant.

Just clean the area, then spray the surface, and wipe off any excess with a microfiber cloth and let dry. I also had a long rub mark left after being damaged by a branch rubbing onto the skin of our trailer,it was over 6 ft. long, where wax and polishing didn't help 303 did the job.
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I have a few scratches on mine too.



Sounds like that scratch is too deep to buff out. You'd have to repaint the lid. Maybe spray the top of the lid with some bedliner.



Or, cover that scratch with a Harley Davidson sticker
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The cover is aluminum, so it won't rust. I'd just keep the area clean, and not worry about it.
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Cover it with a battery box lid cover made by Aqua Marine Deck. I had them make me a Battery box and bumper lid cover.
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Covers look great!

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Cover it with a battery box lid cover made by Aqua Marine Deck. I had them make me a Battery box and bumper lid cover.
I’ve gone to the Aqua Marine site. Did you have to order a template first?
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I’ve gone to the Aqua Marine site. Did you have to order a template first?
No they have the measurements in their system. ( I gave them to them) Just tell them if you have a narrow or wide body if you order the bumper cover.
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