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post #1 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-27-2018, 10:12 PM Thread Starter
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I'm getting real close to picking up one of the new Mako Shark Fade CVO's. I actually intend to ride this beauty and know the paint won't stay perfect. That said I know this paint is going to be near impossible to match so what to take steps on day1 to protect it. I am NOT an expert at this stuff.

I was thinking of getting that clear plastic film on the fairing,fender,bags; but would probably have to have someone apply it for me; think I'd just mess it up.

I also saw these nano-ceramic coatings online the other day. Looks pretty easy. https://avalonking.com/shop/armor-shield-ix-diy-kit/

What would you guys do ?

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post #2 of 31 (permalink) Old 09-27-2018, 11:26 PM
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I would ride the bike. I can’t help with ur question. Enjoy the Rodie if you get it
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I'm getting real close to picking up one of the new Mako Shark Fade CVO's. I actually intend to ride this beauty and know the paint won't stay perfect. That said I know this paint is going to be near impossible to match so what to take steps on day1 to protect it. I am NOT an expert at this stuff.



I was thinking of getting that clear plastic film on the fairing,fender,bags; but would probably have to have someone apply it for me; think I'd just mess it up.



I also saw these nano-ceramic coatings online the other day. Looks pretty easy. https://avalonking.com/shop/armor-shield-ix-diy-kit/



What would you guys do ?



Thanks

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If you want to use a coating, use one that is proven, there are a lot of them but thats not one of them.
22PLE, CarPro, Gyeon, Gtech, Pinnacle, Optimum are just some of the time and time again coatings that exceed expectations. If you have never used a coating and are interested, pm me and Ill do my best to help you.

As for the film, all the cars that I have done that had film, you could tell it had film. If that matters to you

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Thanks, guys . I'll take a look at these later today.

On my current bike I have the film on my bag tops only. This never bothered me, but I'm less crazy about using this on the whole fairing. That said I do have small chips on the fairing and front fender after 45k miles. Do the coatings provide any protection against chips or are they mostly a hydrophobic layer to make cleaning easier?
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You either ride it, or sit around and look at it. No scooter that sees lots of road time will remain perfect. Just too much abrasive bits and pieces out there on the roads, and farr too many uncaring asshats in parking lots.

But since you don't have an issue with paying CVO premium for a scooter, why not just order up a new paint set and put it on the shelf. Ease your fears and have piece of mind.

Actually, paint work is always an issue with CVO's. On the early ones, they would sell out the replacement tin to anyone will to pay the premium. At least now you need to have a CVO to buy it.


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Thanks, guys . I'll take a look at these later today.

On my current bike I have the film on my bag tops only. This never bothered me, but I'm less crazy about using this on the whole fairing. That said I do have small chips on the fairing and front fender after 45k miles. Do the coatings provide any protection against chips or are they mostly a hydrophobic layer to make cleaning easier?
Coatings don't offer chip protection. The do protect from fallout, stay cleaner longer, easier to clean.

If you want to go "Alll out", look at Feynlab coatings. Its absolutely amazing what that coating does. You would have to find an authorized installer though

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I would go with the film. This is the only company that had a full set of patterns for RG. Find an installer in your area.

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I think the Mako Blue is about the most beautiful color they ever put out. I couldn't imagine covering it with a plastic film. Ride it. Enjoy it. Shit happens.
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I think the Mako Blue is about the most beautiful color they ever put out. I couldn't imagine covering it with a plastic film. Ride it. Enjoy it. Shit happens.
I agree. I wouldn't put film on it. Ride it. Take care of it
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