Paint care Vitpilen


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  • #3584
    la flechela fleche
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    Hello les amis,

    What product(s) do you use for the paint maintenance of the Vitpilen?

    I think that the paint is quite fragile and I don’t know any product to protect satin paint.

    Do you have any suggestions?

    Many thanks for your help.

    #3585
    WvblackgunWvblackgun
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    I just wash and no wax. Im curious about this as well. I was afraid of it scratching so badly that i removed the tank covers and front fender then plasti dipped them (rubber coating that peels off) in color shift chameleon color. Its a lil strange, but protects the paint 

    #3587
    AvatarNeoRetro
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    Owner’s manual recommends Motorex cleaning products

    #3588
    la flechela fleche
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    For Motorex products it’s only due to a trade agrement with Husqvarna /KTM…but perhaps it’s a good solution,

    I don’t know them.

    #3589
    AvatarAnonymous

    There are several products on the market for non glossy paints, just thinking baout buying the S100 matt Wax.
    Guess as long you will have something which is made to prevent a “glossy” shine, it should be fine.

    But, I also found the first scratches, after 550km…
    Most likely it will not take to long until I will also start thinking about another paint layer (or foil, or plasti dip maybe)

    #3591
    AvatarTim
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    My new Vitpilen 401 arrives in 8 days. Although the tank sides are matt, I’m going to go ahead and wax it from day one. I’d rather the sides are a bit gloss than scratched. As long as you just use wax you should be able to get it off if you really don’t like the look. Don’t use polish though as that will actually be irreversible!

    I use Bilt Hamber Cleanser Fluid (https://www.bilthamber.com/cleanser-fluid) to clean off excess wax and I’m sure it’ll take all the wax off if I want to. Make sure you don’t use the similarly named Cleanser Polish. đŸ™‚

    Another reason for me using wax is that I wear black Dainese leathers and they can leave dark marks on light paintwork. It’s going to be much easier to clean up a wax surface than try to get black dye out of matt white paint.

    #3593
    la flechela fleche
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    I looked at the S100 matt Wax but the opinions are divided like we can see:

    https://www.louis.eu/artikel/s100-matt-wax-spray-contains-250-ml/10004383/bewertungen?page=1&lang=all&sort=rating&per_page=all

    May be there are another suggestions?

    #3594
    AvatarTim
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    #3595
    la flechela fleche
    Participant

    Hi Tim, have you try it?

     

    #3598
    AvatarTim
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    No, I’ve not tried it yet but I will get some of the Autoglym stuff for next weekend and report back to this thread.

    #3599
    AvatarAnonymous
    #3602
    AvatarDAP831
    Participant

    I have been using Maxima SC1, it works great. Its not a wax, just a silicone based spray.

    #3604
    la flechela fleche
    Participant

    Via facebook I asked to Petzoldts the right products for our Vitpilen, here is their response:

    Hello and thank you for the request.
    For this great bike, we recommend our “Matte Foil and Matt Coat Special Care Set” https://www.petzoldts.de/shop/Matte-Folien–und-Mattlacke-Spezialpflegeset,-Petzoldts-p-2303.html

    Good drive all over.

    many Greetings
    Frank

    Why not?!…

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