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Subsequent to my original post re: Canadian Color Scheme, I recently lifted an extremely cheesy sticker from the tail section of a '99... the color red under the sticker was quite abit brighter than the rest of the bike, so it lead me to believe the bike had been professionally done over with a darker red... there is no evidence of this anywhere, except for under the sticker.

Can any of you provide some insight? Possible the paint faded that bad? [V]
 

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It's a little worse than that, I have spent an hour on wax and polish, and nothing has worked... yet. It's almost as if the paint has permanently changed color?
 

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Paint does fade and there is little you can do to get it back to its orginal color (under the sticker)

You have two options
get a new sticker

paint the fades parts.

Do you or the previous owner (if any) leave the bike outside?

It does happen
 

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Thanks for the info. [8D] I'm still amazed that the sun darkened the paint that bad, but I suppose that is the case. There is little to no information on the bike (repo), so I rely on the experts here. :D

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Can you tell me exactly what you have done so far in the way of polich and wax? Maybe I can help.

Thanks

Brucelee

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Basically, I peeled off the sticker, rubbed on some GT-88, wiped off... nothing...

Then I used turtle wax compound, wiped her... nothing, still there...

I'll try anything now... even a sticker suggestion.

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I would do the following:

Use a good rubbing compound and work the area around the decal. If you have a orbital buffer, mores the better. This should take off tons of dead paint and lighten it quite a bit.

You may have to do this serveral times. Be careful not to rub too hard or you can scratch the finish. More strokes, less pressure.

Then, use CAL Gold Sealer, 2 coats.

Then Use CAL Gold carnuba wax 2 coats.

That should bring the color back quite a bit and reduce the disparity of the two finishes. Over time, this should continue to disipate.

Let me know how you do.

Good luck

Brucelee

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