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  • mon_4u2c Posts: 413
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster mon_4u2c
    02 May 2013 08:22 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...

    thanks

  • tommyk1987 Posts: 5
    Stock Poster tommyk1987
    02 May 2013 06:11 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?
  • fatbat Posts: 2339
    East Coast
    Motor Head fatbat
    02 May 2013 08:48 PM
    I didn't even know the fatboy lo came in gloss black?!
  • fatbat Posts: 2339
    East Coast
    Motor Head fatbat
    02 May 2013 09:59 PM
    Whoops disregard last as just saw a gloss black on another forum member's bike.
  • mon_4u2c Posts: 413
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster mon_4u2c
    03 May 2013 08:10 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

  • sambo Posts: 25
    Stock Poster sambo
    03 May 2013 12:31 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 ...

  • mon_4u2c Posts: 413
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster mon_4u2c
    03 May 2013 12:52 PM

    Great thanks for the info ;)

  • 98superglide Posts: 759
    Canberra,Sydney,Evans Head....
    Performance Poster 98superglide
    05 May 2013 07:51 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.
  • mon_4u2c Posts: 413
    Sydney
    Stage 1 Poster mon_4u2c
    06 May 2013 08:14 AM

    cheers thanks for the info

  • pottsy.r@gmail.com Posts: 102
    Stock Poster pottsy.r@gmail.com
    07 May 2013 07:29 AM

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

     

  • Balboa Posts: 1
    Stock Poster Balboa
    10 Oct 2013 09:39 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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  • robots Posts: 1040
    Performance Poster robots
    10 Oct 2013 09:49 PM
    Hi,

    Nice ride
    Thanks
    Robots
  • WarDaisy Posts: 31
    Stock Poster WarDaisy
    19 Oct 2013 08:30 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...
  • Alan54 Posts: 136
    Central Coast NSW
    Stock Poster Alan54
    19 Nov 2013 05:39 PM
    Balboa, that is one of the best FB lo's I've seen,,very nice job, Burleigh bars ???
  • fat johno Posts: 2
    Stock Poster fat johno
    02 Dec 2013 08:45 PM

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

    Cheers Johno

  • Rocky2010 Posts: 1160
    Performance Poster Rocky2010
    10 Dec 2013 09:57 AM
    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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