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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 10:15 AM Thread Starter
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Strongly considering buying one!!

I have been looking a this bike at my dealer for awhile now just a bit nervous. I am a long time Japanese bike owner so not used to ever having any issues with any of them. I have a serious worry about the possibility of paint issues. I was on the web looking at general Ducati stuff and saw a ton of horror stories that led me to believe the paint is insanely soft and will scratch if you look at it wrong. I am hoping this is not the case with this particular model as I find it beautiful.
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post #2 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 10:23 AM
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Seriously, youve never had an issue with a Japanese bike? No doubt many are very good quality wise, but youve been very lucky, my friend. Do you really think the paint used by Ducati is all that different from industry standards? Has not been my experience, that is all I can offer.
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post #3 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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Google Ducati paint issues it surprises me how much I saw when I started looking. I would not think anyone would use paint that easily scratched either but stranger things have happened.
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If it worries you, get it ceramic coated, or ppf.
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The white on my SSS has been extremely durable. A damp cloth wipes off all the bugs without scratching the paint at all. My Chevy Silverado on the other hand.... terrible paint quality, had the front end completely repainted under warranty after only about 5000km due to rock chips!
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So far pleased with my 2018 red SSS paint quality.
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post #7 of 34 (permalink) Old 07-12-2019, 11:16 AM Thread Starter
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OK very good to hear that I plan on talking to the dealer after work today. I will be coming off a 2004 goldwing so I am looking forward to the light weight
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I have had mine for over a year now. Even had a few times when i had to lay it down, traffic brushed into me, etc. I dont have any paint related issues. Minor scuffs i was able to buff off. Also, i dont have any paint protection on it, though i do park my bike in closed, garage.
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I've scratched the devil out on my tank, please no jokes about me needing to lose weight. The big deal was getting a zipper replaced on a riding jacked with a metal one instead of a nylon one.

I've got some of that clear stuff on there now, it protects and covers the scratches to some degree. I need a tank bra, or something bigger than those stick-on protectors.
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I've had my red for 6 months and 10,000 mls. No paint issues. But I protect the vulnerable parts of all my bikes with TankSlapper premium film. It's a bear to get on, but it does the job. I've learned to only work on one piece per day. Otherwise I loose patience.
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