Damage or defect?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by EnjoyingTheRyde, Oct 10, 2012.

  1. EnjoyingTheRyde

    EnjoyingTheRyde Junior Member

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    I saw this ? while washing my bike. It's almost centered on the rear fender between the seat and lights. I brought it to the attention of my dealer, they sent this photo to HD... What do you all think?
     

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  2. TQuentin1

    TQuentin1 Well-Known Member Staff Member Moderator

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    Looks like damage to me. I have a similar looking blemish in my painted front fender where something had hit it and caused a dent. When I tapped the dent out from the underside of the fender, the paint had a similar look to your chrome damage with a "X" shaped crack. It has gotten worst since!!

    TQ
     

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  3. BUBBIE

    BUBBIE Well-Known Member

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    Looks like a small rock may have Hit the inner side of the fender, Cracking the outer paint.

    What is that OTHER damaged area,,,,,,,, the reflection?
    Doesn't look very happy to me.. :lolrolling

    Just kidding...... Kinda like I look all the time.:small3d031:


    Looks like the need of Feathering or a design in that area for the cover-up.

    Cracked like that needs sanding to smooth it out,,,or it Could spread.

    sure is SHINNY


    signed....BUBBIE
     
  4. EnjoyingTheRyde

    EnjoyingTheRyde Junior Member

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    It's actually in my painted fender not the chrome...

    You got it BUBBIE, not happy but stuff happens. Thanks for the input guys, although it really isn't what I wanted to hear.

    I gotta get out for a ride today! A lot going on but maybe just a short ride... :)