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Hello everyone! I have this problem on my GTV 300 sei giorni that the original matte paint looks patchy (pls see photo attached)on both sides of the scooter. Facepalm emoticon
I am wondering if anybody had this same problem too and would you provide me the solution? Thanks!
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Is that a fuel leak caused by overfilling and splashing? Alternatively is your bike a one owner or has a previous owner used a non matt polish or finishing product.

My suggestion would be start with a cleaning product that is specific for matt paint. There are lots of u tube videos on this as Harley and Indian have been using matt finishes for years.

That step rules out any earlier paint contamination.
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looks like something dripped onto it and dribbled down

the similarity of both is intriguing ...
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My guess is rain water or dew runs off the seat and down the sides leaving that slight stain. Maybe there is a coating on the seat that is rinsing off on to the paint? Scooterwest has several spray cleaners/ products they recommend for matte paint that might help.
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Pillion rubbing?
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For the past three years I've been using a couple of Chemical Guys- www.ChemicalGuys.com- products. They are in CA.
Meticulous Matte auto wash for satin-matte finish & Matte detailer spray sealant.
Both of which have given good results. The amount used is hardly measurable-which appeals to the Scot in me.

I'm interested in the seat/cover on your bike. Is this something you have done?
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znomit wrote:
Pillion rubbing?
that's an interesting thought ...
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Thanks guys.
Well those marks already exist when I bought the scooter from the previous owner. They are done by previous owner. The night i met up the previous owner and check the scooter in a carpark those marks were not noticeable. They are noticeable under sunlight.
yes I did use Chemical guy for matte finish washed it twice but those marks still there.

pillion rubbing, based on those marks location on the scooter. I have the same thought too and the previous owner did do a lot pillion riding.
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SteelBytes wrote:
that's an interesting thought ...
Get your mind out of the gutter.
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spdtwn wrote:
For the past three years I've been using a couple of Chemical Guys- www.ChemicalGuys.com- products. They are in CA.
Meticulous Matte auto wash for satin-matte finish & Matte detailer spray sealant.
Both of which have given good results. The amount used is hardly measurable-which appeals to the Scot in me.

I'm interested in the seat/cover on your bike. Is this something you have done?
I have my seat cover renew because the original one looks a bit old.
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znomit wrote:
Get your mind out of the gutter.
Ok ok. I understand ... It's a bit too crowded as yours is already there
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Maybe pillion sunscreen or skin lotion?

One must protect their legs from harmful UV or dried skin.. even when not protecting from road rash.
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Spray it with window cleaner (Windex) and it should shift it. Sunscreen kills paint. HD make a matt paint cleaner.
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I've noticed on my matte finish that I can see the location of several stickers that were taken off my bike before I purchased it. That matte texture will hold adhesive and other junk that a smooth gloss paint wont.
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Thanks so much guys.
Those marks on my scooter are not adhesive though.
I will try the window cleaner.
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