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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 11:26 PM Thread Starter
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Carbon Fiber Turns Into Ugly Trash

Like many of us in this forum I have blinged up my Bruty with a little carbon at anything but a little price. I was at bike night when a guy rolled up on a carboned out Duc so I naturally rolled over to check it out and upon closer examination the carbon fiber looked funky and dull. He said it happened in a little over a year. Man it looked really nasty, I would paint right over it. Any of you guys had this happen to any if your stuff, and how long did it take? is there some UV coating we can hit it with? h He also said he got the carbon at his dealership and commutes on the bike a lot. Looked bad.
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Carbon Fades.
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Is there any way to prolong the quality of the finish and how much life can I expect this stuff to look good?
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post #4 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-03-2007, 11:35 PM
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Some carbon will do that. The runners and airbox on my 996 don't have any shine to 'em. I don't think they had much clear coat if any originally. Decent amount of clear will prevent that. My painter will put up to 7 coats of clear on carbon sometimes! It's very porous so the amout that the manufacturer puts is rarely enough!

Also, Ducati's a popular bike, so all kinds of aftermaket carbon's out there for it, including crappy kind!

It shouldn't happen with any MV ones(ShiftTech, eMoto, Plastic Bike, QB Carbon should all be fine... hopefully)

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I wonder if I should be proactive and take this stuff to the paint shop? its shift tech and he preaches quality but man that Duc was looking bad.
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the carbon doesn't fade.the resin and the clear coat do. but my favourite carbon is the one in natural finish,without extra coating
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One reason I cover my bike when it's parked for my commute.

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where did his stuff come from????
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He may be washing it with something too harsh or trying to protect it with something that actually does damage. And yes UV is bad. Some brands use polyester while others use epoxy.

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The real stuff like on a F1 car is epoxy but most aftermarket bike bits on the market today and polyester and have loads of resin on them thats why they are not as light and dont fit that well.
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