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Offline Buzzard

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Matt black paint fade
« on: 29 September, 2019, 09:15:17 AM »
I love my graphite black/grey colour but recently after washing I tried to remove some light scratching on the tank using a car polish for "blemishes" etc. The result is now I have white or faded looking patches on the tank which look pretty ordinary. I think I f@##&d up using the polish. Any ideas how to fix this?........
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Re: Matt black paint fade
« Reply #1 on: 29 September, 2019, 09:51:09 AM »
Doesn't really help  :431: but you could cover it up with a neat Baglux tank cover!

(But if you do that try and get one for the Tiger Sport - tank is the same shape and I believe the fittings will still work. More to the point - the bag mounting-clips on the top are more useful - you can still get Baglux tank bags that will fit).

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Re: Matt black paint fade
« Reply #2 on: 29 September, 2019, 12:29:13 PM »
I have had good results with Matte paint products from Chemical Guys. They make three products specifically for Matte finishes, a cleaner, sealer, and spray detailer. Hopefully these products will get rid of the hazing. Might try sending them an email with pictures, they may have some tips to bring back the finish. The product you used probably had a mild abrasive in it, hopefully the Matte clear coat was not damaged.

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« Last Edit: 29 September, 2019, 12:33:55 PM by gosling 1 »
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Re: Matt black paint fade
« Reply #3 on: 01 October, 2019, 03:44:48 PM »
Yes, shame on your dealer for not telling you how to wash a matte finish.
Only use a very mild soap, with nothing acidic in it.
Don't scrub, as the finish is "wrinkled" to produce the matte finish.
Rubbing too hard makes it smooth, and it'll look like all the other finishes.

Ditto on using something made for matte finish, as in the products from the Chemical Guys.
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Re: Matt black paint fade
« Reply #4 on: 01 October, 2019, 07:42:43 PM »
I find WD40 brings up my matte Speed a treat
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Re: Matt black paint fade
« Reply #5 on: 11 October, 2019, 08:36:29 AM »
*Originally Posted by Ukwes [+]
I find WD40 brings up my matte Speed a treat
You are a champion. I was sceptical but after some googling and trying Windex,
as it was suggested by even a polish manufacturer........did not work, I tried WD40. Worked a treat and does not leave a greasy film or any residue that can be felt by hand. I am a happy camper😁👍
Thanks for the suggestions all.
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Re: Matt black paint fade
« Reply #6 on: 11 October, 2019, 12:13:45 PM »
*Originally Posted by Buzzard [+]
You are a champion. I was sceptical but after some googling and trying Windex,
as it was suggested by even a polish manufacturer........did not work, I tried WD40. Worked a treat and does not leave a greasy film or any residue that can be felt by hand. I am a happy camper😁👍
Thanks for the suggestions all.

I use that FW1 synthetic stuff. Very good at removing just about anything stuck to it and gives the paintwork strong protection against future scratches occurring  :028:
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Re: Matt black paint fade
« Reply #7 on: 11 October, 2019, 12:25:18 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
I use that FW1 synthetic stuff. Very good at removing just about anything stuck to it and gives the paintwork strong protection against future scratches occurring  :028:

Do you know where you can buy this in the UK please?
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Re: Matt black paint fade
« Reply #8 on: 11 October, 2019, 09:31:39 PM »
*Originally Posted by agardener [+]
Do you know where you can buy this in the UK please?

I always buy it from car shows.

Have seen it on eBay  :031:
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Re: Matt black paint fade
« Reply #9 on: 11 October, 2019, 10:28:00 PM »
*Originally Posted by Yellow Dog [+]
I always buy it from car shows.

Have seen it on eBay  :031:
It's on ebay.co.uk at 12.50 a can plus ....... 48 shipping from the US. 😱😱
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