Fairing paint

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by Mavagrand, Apr 4, 2011.

  1. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    The fairing on my 08 vivid black FLHTC has these tiny white spots all over it. I washed and waxed the bike yesterday and noticed them. They are everywhere on the fairing but no where else on the bike. They appear to be underneath the clearcoat as I tried to scrape them with my fingernail and nothing happened. I also used a clay bar to no avail. Also they're only visible in certain lighting conditions, you can't see them in bright sun but you can in shade. It almost looks environmental except it seems to be underneath the clearcoat.

    Any ideas? Did the MoCo have any issues with paint for MY 08?
    It's out of warranty so, as long as it doesn't get worse will just deal with it.
     
  2. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    I can tell you this from experience. On the day I took delivery of my 08 where the dealer had it parked my bike, I mentioned to the service manager if this bike was painted in a driveway, just kidding him. The MOCO rep happened to be there that day, he checked it and ordered a new tank and outer fairing. He could not say for sure but up to a certain date the MOCO seemed to have a issue with paint. Especially black.
     
  3. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    It's a good thing you said what was on your mind and the rep was in earshot. Just imagine if you didn't say anything. You never would have gotten that paint job on the tank & fairing!
     
  4. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    What's the build date of your bike??
     
  5. Iceman24

    Iceman24 Well-Known Member

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    That's what I was thinking (small rock chips w/wax inside), but dbmg brings up a good point on his paint imperfections fm factory so now I'm not sure...
     
  6. horizonchaser

    horizonchaser Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks Steve. As if I don't have enough waxes already! :p it looks like I might give this a try!! It has gotten some great reviews.
     
  7. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Not as good as it would look with Pledge! :lolrolling
     
  8. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    Hehe. Good one, Glider. Was waiting for it.
     
  9. Tin Can

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    You can count on Glider for a great come back....:cheers
     
  10. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Build date is 01-08