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My 1992 Aspencade was almost like new. I can not believe how in just a couple of months it has begun to fade. I have tried every kind of polish to try and bring the color back, but nothing helps. I keep it covered at work and I keep it in the car port at home, but it is fading none the less. any suggestions? Perhaps the previous owner buffed off all of the clearcoat when he was prepping it, but the paint looked great when I bought it.



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Is it factory paint or repaint ? Some paints don't contain much in the way of UV

protection... Also red is more prone to fade than any other color...

Find out if there is clearcoat on it... if not, you could rub the faded paint out & bring

color back... Keeping it is another matter, try a wax with high UV protection..

True what they say here, Red is the fastest color... ( to fade that is ) :D
 

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I've been living with the tropical sun since 1987. It will fade almost anything very very quickly. Even in the carport, if there is light hitting it from the sides, you need to cover it.
Welcome to Floriduh
 

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Another example of what happens to your exposed skin and a reason for being diligent with applying sun screen products. As one who was raised in south Florida and one that has been blessed (so far) with beating Melanoma (X2) I plead to all of you to protect yourselves and your family from over exposure.:cool:
 

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Not only is the sun doing a number on your paint but the salt in theair and rain have a huge effect on the paint too. If you can get the fade to buff out try clear coating it and keep some wax on it. Everyone probably has a preference for waxes but I happen to like the waxes you wipe off while the bike is wet.
 

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SailorKane wrote:
I've been living with the tropical sun since 1987. It will fade almost anything very very quickly. Even in the carport, if there is light hitting it from the sides, you need to cover it.
Welcome to Floriduh
The problem with covering it is that the cover will damage the paint.

I ride mine to work every day so I thought I would cover it to protect the paint from the Virginia summer sun.

It only took a couple weeks, and I now have spots where the paint is rubbed clear off. Hard lesson learned.

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