Join Date: Jun 2013
Location: Muskegon, MI, USA
Re: Sun-bleached luggage bags - UGH!
Repaint is really the only option. BMW is a clear over a metallic color there is nothing you can do short of a repaint to fix sun fading. It is because BMW did not use very much UV protectant in the clear coat. When you have it repainted, talk to your paint guy and get a high UV protection clear for it, they should already be shooting it on cars that have fade prone colors like gold and red metallic.
If you want them to color match, it will still be slightly off due to some sun fading on the rest of the bike, see if they can color match off of the trunk or another part if you want it to match better.
You can save a bunch of cash if you completely disassemble the saddle bag covers so all they have to do is lightly sand, spray, buff and hand back to you.
Currently riding a 2003 K1200LTC