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A few of you have had bikes with matte finishes for a while now. I was just wanting to get your perspectives on living with that paint. Has it been harder to care for than a glossy finish? Have you had any problems with the finish? Any maintenance tips you can pass along. 

 

Just asking because I'm thinking of getting a matte black bike.

 

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I had a silver zx10 for a few months and just sold it yesterday. However I think Matt color doesn't show scratches as much regular paint and you can't wax them. So that means less maintenance to me. But my experience is very limited. Sorry 

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My FZ is partially matte. Hasn't been particularly more difficult for me. Seems to scratch a little easier or at least show scratches more than traditionally glossy/clear coat IMHO. They make matte-specific cleaners/polishes/sealers. I use them, but no idea how well they work; I don't have anything to compare to. Just a "better safe than sorry" mentality on my part.

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Yep got my first scratch on the FJR... I have no idea how to "improve it".

 

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19 hours ago, dogpark said:

Yep got my first scratch on the FJR... I have no idea how to "improve it".

 

Just keep adding to them... signs of the adventure :)

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