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New tech paint maint. / protection?
« on: March 26, 2019, 07:47:34 AM »
I'm getting ready to paint my new-to-me F800ST.
Since I'm in Wisc, I'm waiting for the temp to rise to do the prep work and painting.
So I'm thinking of what to do once it's painted...
Waxes are being replaced by (synthetic) sealants, like:  https://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-G12718-NXT-Generation-Tech/dp/B0002UQATS
But there's a new player in the field; ceramic coatings.  Like:  https://www.amazon.com/gp/offer-listing/B0757LCVL6
It even has "anti-scratch" in the product name / header.

Does anyone here have experience or opinion on these?  Or recommend another product?  Durability is more important to me than luster.
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Re: New tech paint maint. / protection?
« Reply #1 on: March 30, 2019, 08:56:34 AM »
I'm following this one...
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Re: New tech paint maint. / protection?
« Reply #2 on: March 30, 2019, 09:32:09 AM »
If you have any Matte finish on your bike stay away, have read mutiple places , its a bitch to get off if you get any on matte finish.That leaves me out as my Kawa, has a ton on it.
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Re: New tech paint maint. / protection?
« Reply #3 on: March 30, 2019, 11:27:26 AM »
That's new to me. I started using Rejex some years back and have found it works a treat.


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Re: New tech paint maint. / protection?
« Reply #4 on: March 31, 2019, 11:47:00 AM »
If you have any Matte finish on your bike stay away, have read mutiple places , its a bitch to get off if you get any on matte finish.That leaves me out as my Kawa, has a ton on it.
Good to know.  I'm considering a satin/matte finish. 
Did you read that about the sealant or the coating?
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Re: New tech paint maint. / protection?
« Reply #5 on: April 07, 2019, 09:29:07 AM »
The coating,although the sealant is a peach to get off also.
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Re: New tech paint maint. / protection?
« Reply #6 on: April 11, 2019, 07:38:07 AM »
I've found that sealants and coatings for matte are starting to show up on the market - but they all seem to have disappointing reviews.
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