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Standing around chatting with a friend yesterday, I notice that the flat silver-ish "paint" is starting to peel from my front fender, in the small well near the bottom front. Black plastic fender revealed underneath this film.

Anyone else experience this joy? What did you do about it. Anyone find a matching color in an easy to use paint, like in a rattle can?
 

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Take it off.
Do a complete preparation on it. Sand it, buff it, clean it, etc. Then take it to a good motorcycle paint shop, and get an original color and top notch paint job done.
Then it will last for years. If you keep a good coat of wax on it.
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David13 said:
Take it off.
Do a complete preparation on it. Sand it, buff it, clean it, etc. Then take it to a good motorcycle paint shop, and get an original color and top notch paint job done.
Then it will last for years. If you keep a good coat of wax on it.
dc
If money were not an object, I would do it. Times are tight.
 

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Mine, too. Must be an 05 thang......... :D
 

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From page 405 of the 2005 BMW K1200LT Owners Manual...
"BMW Motorcycle Company, INC and it's subsidiaries shall not be held responsible in any way, shape, or form for paint peeling on any surface due to the operator consistently riding in excess of 160 kph, or 100 mph, as the pursuer, pursuee, or just for sheer YEEHAW enjoyment for extended periods of time.

So I guess you are S*@T outta luck! :D
 

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I think on an '05, now kereck me if I'm wrong here, that would be, ah, what do they say, "out of warranty?"
Wouldn't it?
This is what? 2012. So 05 is how old?
Nothing lasts forever. And that includes paint.
Times is hard.
But if you want paint, I say get good paint. It lasts longer, and we do have our priorities, don't we?
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My '05 did this, also - on both sides of the front fender. AND, on the gas cap door. It was a problem only with the lower fairing gray contrast color - never a problem with the main color (dark graphite metallic, in my case).

2 years ago I had a quote from a local top-notch collision repair shop: $200 to repaint both pieces of the front fender. I never did get it repainted, but I did trade it in last fall. :)
 

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Cochinosucio said:
From page 405 of the 2005 BMW K1200LT Owners Manual...
"BMW Motorcycle Company, INC and it's subsidiaries shall not be held responsible in any way, shape, or form for paint peeling on any surface due to the operator consistently riding in excess of 160 kph, or 100 mph, as the pursuer, pursuee, or just for sheer YEEHAW enjoyment for extended periods of time.

So I guess you are S*@T outta luck! :D
I see you managed to get almost halfway through the manual! :histerica
 

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David13 said:
I think on an '05, now kereck me if I'm wrong here, that would be, ah, what do they say, "out of warranty?"
Wouldn't it?
This is what? 2012. So 05 is how old?
Nothing lasts forever. And that includes paint.
Times is hard.
But if you want paint, I say get good paint. It lasts longer, and we do have our priorities, don't we?
dc
Who said anything about warranty? I was asking if anyone had experienced this and/or had an easy/inexpensive fix. As you no doubt have noticed by now, that is quite common around here.

Sheesh... ;)
 
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