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got two dents on the anodized airbox.
is this repairable or?
any cool decal or other ways to cover it up?
thanks everyone.
 

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LEX MALLA LEX NULLA
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Wish I had some good news for you but these would be very difficult if not impossible to remove without leaving a mark. If this were a painted surface, body filler and paint could be an option. I've personally not heard of anyone fixing dents in the anodized skins.
 

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Those dents appear to be repairable. Find a good dent repair specialist. Most used car dealers know of one that makes the rounds to repair the minor dents on used cars.
 

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like mentioned there is a chance of some repair.... however the one dent looks like a sharp dent and might still be noticeable....the other soft dent should come right out I would think.....or at least a whole lot better
 

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I had a couple of dents in my airbox when I got my bike, decided to try to fix them myself. I used my dremel tool to grind through the outer shell.
Note: Be careful here there is less than a ¼ inch space between the two shells.
I made my hole about an inch in diameter so I would have plenty of room to work the dent. Aluminum unlike steel does not have memory so many of the techniques use to repair sheet metal just won’t work on Aluminum, another point to keep in mind that aluminum will loose its tensile strength if to much heat is applied also you can ruin the job by stretching the aluminum, or bringing it to the point where the metal will start cracking from work hardening. I reworked mine slowly and was able to bring it back to about 95% of its shape. Needless to say my next mod will be a carbon fiber airbox cover.

Good luck
 

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MODOHOLIC ANONYMOUS
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check the classifieds for a replacement.. you'll never truly repair it..
 

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The soft one on the right should be easy - dremel out the inner and bash it out. The other is sharp edged - hard. My lot are cheap, but could never fix that. Maybe you have someone better?
 
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