Fading saddlebag paint


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IAAustin
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Location: Waukon, IOWA
Motorcycle: 1982 GL1100

Fading saddlebag paint

Postby IAAustin » Sat Jun 08, 2013 9:27 pm



I have an '82 GL1100 in the wineberry with original to bike Hondaline luggage. The problem is the sunlight has sure been harsh to the top side of each piece over the years and the paint almost looks pinkish. The Vetter Windjammer has held up far better, as have the side covers and false tank. I am wondering if anyone had techniques to restore the color, or is this going to simply need a fresh coat of paint? I've tried various buffing compounds already with a DeWalt buffer, but nothing too extreme as I don't want to burn down to plastic. Thanks for the help!



Calzone
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Re: Fading saddlebag paint

Postby Calzone » Sat Jun 08, 2013 10:21 pm

Sometimes a fresh clear coat can spruce up an old paint job, A good gauge is how it looks when wet, this is usually what a new clear coat can give it, Also there is a close match to the wineberry color in the duplicolor brand..I had the link but it turned out mine wasn't wineberry so I removed it. Maybe some one knows what it was, some Chrysler color I think.
For doing either you`ll have to get a wax remover and wipe the parts down with it before painting.

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RBGERSON
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had every year from 75 to 83

Re: Fading saddlebag paint

Postby RBGERSON » Sun Jun 09, 2013 1:41 pm

If it just the lids ..professional paint shop shouldn't be too much and take a side cover for them to match...
HAD LOTS OF GOLDWING 75-83
NOW INTO 1500'S..RIDING A 1998 SE

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IAAustin
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Re: Fading saddlebag paint

Postby IAAustin » Tue Jun 11, 2013 8:59 pm

Sounds good, thanks for the input!




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