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02 May 2013 7:52 AM  

hey guys i am thinking of getting a fatboy lo and still deciding which way to go in colour either gloss black or matte black, does anyone know maintenance wise does the matte black scratch easily? etc...

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02 May 2013 5:41 PM  
i cant comment if it will scratch easy.

but i love the matt black look thats what i was going to buy but found another one that tickled my fancy :)

can you get the dealer to put em side by side might help?
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02 May 2013 8:18 PM  
I didn't even know the fatboy lo came in gloss black?!
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02 May 2013 9:29 PM  
Whoops disregard last as just saw a gloss black on another forum member's bike.
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03 May 2013 7:40 AM  

thanks guys, i guess i need to hear from owners who have had the matte black for awhile to see if it fades or scratches easily


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03 May 2013 12:01 PM  

I have one in matte black 2011 model. no fade, just use the denim polish HD sell. Had some A-Hole pull over to let me pass and the dickhead threw a couple of stones, ended up with a small scratch on the front guard. So I got a tiny brush and some matte black enamel paint and touched up the scratch, if I didn't know where it was you would not pick it. matte paint seems a lot easier to repair any marks than shiny paint ...

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03 May 2013 12:22 PM  

Great thanks for the info ;)


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05 May 2013 7:21 PM  
I had an 883 painted in that. I love the colour. I did find it was hard work though. I have just sold the bike, and would probably look at gloss from now on. Easier to cut and polish and keep looking new. I got a few scrapes etc from stuff that I wouldnt expect to damage paint. I found it marked pretty easy, and is reasonably high maintanance compared a gloss black with clear coat. Some blokes love it, i like the look, but wouldnt do it again.

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06 May 2013 7:44 AM  

cheers thanks for the info


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07 May 2013 6:59 AM  

 I own fatboy lo in black denim which is matt black things are all good

 

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10 Oct 2013 8:09 PM  

Hey guys,

New to the forum, I have a 2010 Lo in vivid black (gloss)

Very happy, but you always want what you don't have!!

Here's a couple of pics.

I need to take some better pics, too much sun.

 


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10 Oct 2013 8:19 PM  
Hi,

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19 Oct 2013 7:00 PM  
I have owned a Denim black Nightrod and also a Denim Black Ducati Diavel..

I dont know why after the nightrod i went for denim again, but i did.. and i will never do it again! ... it gets alot of marks on it easily such as finger prints etc and you cant just wipe it off easily, it is a good looking finish.. but it tends to easily show little marks etc..

and i would wipe my down with HD denim paint cleaner after every ride and it always looked immaculate, but it is hard work keeping it looking good...
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19 Nov 2013 4:09 PM  
Balboa, that is one of the best FB lo's I've seen,,very nice job, Burleigh bars ???

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02 Dec 2013 7:15 PM  

Hi Balboa, Love the ride man. What brand are those tires and where did you get the orange stripe done?

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Posted By fatbat on 02 May 2013 8:18 PM
I didn't even know the fatboy lo came in gloss black?!

 

 Mine is Gloss Black, I really like the look of the Matt Black but as for looking after Matt Black it would be more difficult and you cannot buff out light scratch marks so I chose the Gloss Black which will better for much longer.

 


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