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post #1 of 40 (permalink) Old 05-26-2013, 02:49 PM Thread Starter
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F6B Paint Problem

Hi, my name is Mike I started the paint thread on the F6B site before it crashed. I have had issues with the finish since day one. There is a list of owners that are giving their info so we can all adress Honda about this issue. Please add your info, even if it doesn't bother you as much as other people this is a problem and we need all effected owners to inform Honda so it can be fixed. I have talked to my dealer and mailed a letter to Honda so far, today I have a new plan.






After washing my F6B today I thought I'd wax it. I have several coats of wax already on it trying to protect the finish as best I can, so wiping the dried wax off is pretty easy, not to much elbow grease was needed to complete the work. I used a high quality brand name wax we all know. This is the results of three different cleaning towels I used all on ONE wax job on ONE F6B.







Now, I have boxed them all up even the wax, and printed out the Registry for Owners having issues with their paint, and I'm mailing it to Honda Tuesday morning
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I have seen that from other painted surfaces before clear coat. Barry
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Wow me thinks your bike has no clear coat finish???? Is this possoble???

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Wow me thinks your bike has no clear coat finish???? Is this possoble???
thats what it looks like to me as a painter there is no clear over the red base color.


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thats what it looks like to me as a painter there is no clear over the red base color.
I would have to agree, I am also a painter. Or maybe there is something wrong with the hardening of the single stage mat finish.

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Honda corporate and my dealer said there is no clear coat on the F6Bs. Other F6Bs in the showroom were the same as mine. This paint sucks, I do not see how it will last...

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Yep I was told there is no Clear in the F6B also. I'd love to get a custom paint job on it, but only because I want to not because I need to.
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This paint sucks, I do not see how it will last...
I am not a paint person, but we have not always used clear coat and the paint seemed to be fine. It might be the paint on the F6 is more durable than paint with clear coat used. Although as I say, I am not a paint person, but I use to repaint our company trucks with acriic enamel and it seemed to work fine. Barry
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I am not a paint person, but we have not always used clear coat and the paint seemed to be fine. It might be the paint on the F6 is more durable than paint with clear coat used. Although as I say, I am not a paint person, but I use to repaint our company trucks with acriic enamel and it seemed to work fine. Barry

Yes but if he is applying a wax coat on a new bike with a soft cloth and the cloth is turing red then the paint is coming off. NOT GOOD

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oxidation. from setting in sun, with no clear. do not know which wax you are using, but looking at those micro fiber rags, would not use them. they say 100 percent cotton, but are cheap china stuff. sold at costco. those rags scratch the bike. upgrade the wax keep applying. try klasse. with there sealant gloss. for a finish.
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