Black Denim paint

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Forgetful1, Jan 14, 2009.

  1. Forgetful1

    Forgetful1 Member

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    Can some one tell me about this black denim paint?
    care and such?

    in the book it said that it will fade in places like a pair of jeans if i read that right.
    if this is the case, wondering if it has on someone and what that looks like

    not much info on this

    thanks F1

    i wrote too soon found some stuff on it but no faded like a pair of jeans pics
     
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  2. M' one.

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    Saw a demo bike at the dealers and the matt finish was showing signs of being slighly polished off where peoples knees had rubbed.
     
  3. brderj

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    When purchasing my Crossbones I initially wanted it in denim black. The dealer told me that when you get chips in your paint from daily riding that it is much easier to "touch-up" gloss black instead of the denim black. I have no idea if he was right or wrong, just what he told me. Good luck.
     
  4. krikket

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    I have an 08 with black denim and haven't noticed any fading. I also have a buddy with an 07 and no fading.

    Care is pretty simple. It calls for an ammonia based cleaner, so I use windex for wipe downs. You can wash it like normal, just don't try to wax it.

    People also say it shows every little fingerprint... I disagree. Anyone with a gloss black paint will attest that EVERYTHING shows. The difference is that denim paint you can't just take your sleeve any get any marks off, you'll need a cleaner. My bike had an issue with the steering head bearing leaking grease on every ride. It sucked because I would ride to my buddy's house and have grease on the front of my tank. I could wipe the grease off but there would be a spot until I got home and hit it with windex.
     
  5. Forgetful1

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    thanks all
     
  6. NEWHD74FAN

    NEWHD74FAN Experienced Member Retired Moderators

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    Watching "Antiques Road Show" again BigLew? :bigsmiley24:
     
  7. Riviera Reg

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    I ride an 08 Street Glide with Denim Blue paint. The Denim paint is very easy to clean / dry, just no waxing. No signs of fading after 16,000 miles. I agree with Biglew, rock chips and minor road wear is just "Patina".
     
  8. DDogg

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    I guess that's good to hear. I bought an 08 Fat Bob with blank denium. Love the look. I figured it would fade. You guys are saying after two years or so it looks the same, that's cool. I was expecting my tank and fenders to look like my old jeans. I'll be parking my in the sun all day when I ride it to work. Think that would make a difference??