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dear all

I decided as I am now swapping between the full throttle seat and the newly purchased classic seat I would remove the yellow tank side panel stickers and go with the classic badges. First of all, beware. When the stickers came off (which was easy with a hairdryer) I noticed the area under the sticker looked a lot darker. With gentle cleaning it was acceptable and put it down to a couple of months of sunlight as the panels are anodised metal and they would weather in.

But since then the bikes been soaked with the rain. I noticed now I don't have the big sticker that the panel looked very blue next to the Matt tank. One side still looks black but one looks shiny and blue. Typically the exhaust side which is on display all the time. I thought it may be I had rubbed to hard to get the panel clean after removing the sticker. But when I looked back at pics I had taken it was always like quite blue and has got more blue since the early pics I took. I just never noticed it with the big yellow sticker.

I'm just wondering if anyone else has noticed this? And also should I be going back to ducati with it as I don't really want to buy new ones as they are quite pricey.

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I removed my stickers and did notice that it was slightly darker under the sticker area, and put it down to the same as you - clean unexposed area v exposed area.
I wasn't too bothered by it as I have since vinyl wrapped the panel, but will check closer next time I wrap it.
 

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Cheers for the info mate. It's not looking good at the moment with just the small classic badges on and against the Matt black tank. I may either wrap them or powder coat them. Ducati need to look at this I think or give a different option of black panels :)
 

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Funny you should say that in the last month or so my left hand panel has turned a blueish colour. I haven't removed any stickers or done anything else to the panel.
 

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Thanks for the input :) it's not looking good especially over time, I think I may have to pay out for powder coating, or ask ducati to pay instead :)
 

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Just so you can see even before I removed the yellow stickers. It looks worse now they are gone :(

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With cheap anodising black often turns blue with exposure to sunlight. You'd think that Ducati quality would be better. Mind you the top yoke on my 907ie has taken a distinctly blue hue, but then it is around 23 years old.
 

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Yeah It's pretty disappointing, it would probably be fine if they done these on a coloured tank, but they really stand out against Matt black paint. Powder coat it is then :)
 

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When I took out the sticker, there's a distinct color difference. After some goo gone, it seems fine. But maybe coz I only had it for a couple of weeks and the sun wasn't able to do it's damage yet.
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I would think warranty issue for sure.
Will be interesting to see what Ducati have to say about this
Keep us informed.
 

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I opened up a brand new set at the dealership. The anodizing was terrible. They were already turning purple with finger prints in the anodizing. Not worth the money.
 

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if you guys need help with the anodizing let me know. I'm currently doing my side panels and other aluminum bits in a bronze/brown color to match my urban enduro better. I will post pics this weekend.
 
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