Paint question


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Berwefeac

Paint question

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I have contacted my dealer and wrote a note on my survey to honda about how unhappy i am with the paint, my bile is all black. My question is to the folks with red bikes, are the scratches as bad?noticable on the red? i was thinking of asking honda to replace all the black with red, i really love the blacked out look but this bike is less than 3 months old and the paint looks like crap already.

thanks


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raven41951
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Re: Paint question

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More info required.
Is this a 2008 1800? Can't be if its "new".
Recently painted? By Whom? What paint? Was it properly prepped?
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Re: Paint question

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Berwefeac wrote: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:49 am My question is to the folks with red bikes, are the scratches as bad?noticable on the red?
Kind of depends on the depth of the scratch. If it just in the clear coat it is barely noticeable, but if it is in the underlying silver base coat (like mine) it is quite noticeable.
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Re: Paint question

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Berwefeac wrote: Tue Nov 19, 2019 7:49 am I have contacted my dealer and wrote a note on my survey to honda about how unhappy i am with the paint, my bile is all black. My question is to the folks with red bikes, are the scratches as bad?noticable on the red? i was thinking of asking honda to replace all the black with red, i really love the blacked out look but this bike is less than 3 months old and the paint looks like crap already.

thanks
What is the year of your bike???
rickf1985
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Re: Paint question

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Posted 6 days ago and never came back for an answer, guess he is not that interested. Or he finally waxed it!
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newday777
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Location: Milford NH
Motorcycle: 2008 Cabernet Red. Level 4 bought at 15,000 now 172,000

1975 CB750 K5 Planet Blue 11,00 miles

Project bikes
1976 CB750 K6 Anteres Red 25,000 miles, 2 more K6s, 1 K4, 1 K8

Past rides
1983 GL1100A Wineberry 63,000 miles(sold)

1999A Restored from PO neglect & sold at 19,000 miles

1999SE Totaled by cager at 105,000 miles

Re: Paint question

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rickf1985 wrote: Mon Nov 25, 2019 8:47 am Posted 6 days ago and never came back for an answer, guess he is not that interested. Or he finally waxed it!
And he probably doesn't have the email notifications set.


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