faded paint


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fishcayne
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Motorcycle: 1989 GL1500

faded paint

Postby fishcayne » Sat May 17, 2014 7:44 am



Just sold my 1977 GL1000 and bought an 1989 GL1500.
The point is a bit faded on the trunk. Any suggestions on what to use to brighten it up a bit



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mybaybe
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Location: prince george, va
Motorcycle: 1989 GL1500 Trike
1996 GL1500 Trike
1997 Harley fat boy, sold

Re: faded paint

Postby mybaybe » Mon May 04, 2015 12:20 pm

I am looking at a 89 goldwing, and the trike part is fine but the rest of the bike is faded some. I dont know why someone would leave a bike like that in the sun that long. I was also wandering how to bring the paint back to like new without painting it. its not bad but i want to fix it. It is a candywine berry bike.
thank you very much
Glenn

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Motorcycle: 2000 GL1500 SE
1982 GL1100A Aspencade (sold)
1989 PC800 (wife's!)
1998 XV250 Virago (sold)
2007 Aspen Sentry Trailer

Re: faded paint

Postby WingAdmin » Tue May 05, 2015 11:45 am

Red is one of the colors most susceptible to fade from UV (sun). If it's faded, the red pigment has been bleached by the UV radiation, you can't really "get it back." You can use a semi-abrasive polish on some red paint, which removes the top layer of oxidized, faded paint and reveals the "redder" paint underneath, but on bikes like ours with clear coat, that isn't really an option. The only way to fix it is to repaint.

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mybaybe
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Location: prince george, va
Motorcycle: 1989 GL1500 Trike
1996 GL1500 Trike
1997 Harley fat boy, sold

Re: faded paint

Postby mybaybe » Tue May 05, 2015 12:06 pm

thank you.
the reason i wanted it was i have one just like it, they could be twins, even the trike kite is the same. i will have to think about it
glenn




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