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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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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 had noticed my panels were blue-ish when I first bought it used. Thought maybe they had changed them out but when I removed the stickers a few weeks ago, I noticed it was still black underneath. Ended up ordering some matte cf panels to replace them. I was installing the Onedesign tank grips but the glue was terrible and didn't last more than a week. Trying to decide if I want to find some better glue or cut down some universal stomp pads instead.
 
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