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  • Offline SAVAGEFOX   gb

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    Ocean Blue Metallic Matte issue
    on: May 07, 2022, 11:43:15 pm
    May 07, 2022, 11:43:15 pm
    Calling all Ocean Blue owners…
    So a couple of weeks back had someone damage my main left side fairing.
    Took it to a reputable motorcycle painter who assured me he’d be able to respray it. Colour code wasn't an issue M4E.
    Went by car to collect the part and without any to compare side by side (rookie mistake).
    Came home once the workshop was Alex closed for the day today and although I've emailed them, I'll have to wait till Monday to speak to them.
    My question is NOT about what to do with the current painter as I've already emailed.
    Has anyone had any colour matching or respray done and had a similar issue? Is there a last clear coat missing?
    Not only does the fairing look considerably lighter but also feels like proper matte, sort of harsher to the touch.



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    Re: Ocean Blue Metallic Matte issue
    Reply #1 on: May 09, 2022, 10:37:21 pm
    May 09, 2022, 10:37:21 pm
    Hello,

    I had my panniers and top box colour coded last month on my 2018 XR, again my painter is reputable (and who my BMW dealer uses too) my colour match isn’t perfect either. I know Matt finishes are hard to do, it wasn’t off enough for me to want to complain and make them redo my work.

    All I can suggest is be polite and I am sure they will redo the panel for you if your not happy with the colour match.

    Rich :)

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    Re: Ocean Blue Metallic Matte issue
    Reply #2 on: May 10, 2022, 08:11:35 am
    May 10, 2022, 08:11:35 am
    Maybe the remaining color on the bike is already off by aging or no proper treatment.
    I know matte color should not be treated the same way as 'shiny' color.
    Hope you get it fixed to almost the same!
    Good luck.

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    Re: Ocean Blue Metallic Matte issue
    Reply #3 on: May 10, 2022, 08:39:05 am
    May 10, 2022, 08:39:05 am
    *Originally Posted by JohnnyBeGood [+]
    Maybe the remaining color on the bike is already off by aging or no proper treatment.
    I know matte color should not be treated the same way as 'shiny' color.
    Hope you get it fixed to almost the same! Good luck.

    Matte blue doesn't get darker with age, it will get lighter if anything. His freshly painted panel is lighter than the old panels. Obviously the wrong colour match.

    Smithy.
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    Re: Ocean Blue Metallic Matte issue
    Reply #4 on: May 10, 2022, 11:25:29 am
    May 10, 2022, 11:25:29 am
    *Originally Posted by XRRICH [+]
    Hello,

    I had my panniers and top box colour coded last month on my 2018 XR, again my painter is reputable (and who my BMW dealer uses too) my colour match isn’t perfect either. I know Matt finishes are hard to do, it wasn’t off enough for me to want to complain and make them redo my work.

    All I can suggest is be polite and I am sure they will redo the panel for you if your not happy with the colour match.

    Rich :)

    Yeah, emailed them on Saturday straight away, as politely as possible, spoke with them this morning and waiting to hear back once they review my email as they were closed yesterday.
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    Re: Ocean Blue Metallic Matte issue
    Reply #5 on: May 10, 2022, 11:29:19 am
    May 10, 2022, 11:29:19 am
    *Originally Posted by JohnnyBeGood [+]
    Maybe the remaining color on the bike is already off by aging or no proper treatment.
    I know matte color should not be treated the same way as 'shiny' color.
    Hope you get it fixed to almost the same!
    Good luck.

    Bike is and always was garaged, I’ve bought 2 painted fairings already painted from BMW (front cowl headlight trims) and there’s no perceptible difference between those and the rest of the bike…

    Never polished or treated the bike with any chemicals that were not appropriate to matt finish.

    The resprayed part should be very close, and not as different as it currently is…

    Just looking to see what other experiences others that own the same colour might have had.
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    Re: Ocean Blue Metallic Matte issue
    Reply #6 on: May 10, 2022, 11:32:07 am
    May 10, 2022, 11:32:07 am
    *Originally Posted by smithy [+]
    Matte blue doesn't get darker with age, it will get lighter if anything. His freshly painted panel is lighter than the old panels. Obviously the wrong colour match.

    Smithy.

    So supposedly, he got the correct colour code M4E, and mixed properly, I’m led to believe that it might be missing to clear coat that will give it that smooth satin type finish (and possibly darken it, rather than what it currently is, that sort of rough feeling matt finish
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