View Full Version : Harley Vivid Black Paint

Sep 7th, 2014, 03:05 AM
I have made a deposit on a new Black Street glide. I love black, I presently have a denim black bike and its so easy to take care of.

The harley vivid black paint seems soft, it scratches so easy, I had a 2008 Road king, is there a megs product I should use to help not create the swirls in the black paint?

davey g-force
Sep 7th, 2014, 05:51 PM
The only thing I can think of to help stop swirls happening in the first place would be a coating such as CQuartz or similar.

Even then, the scratch resistancy is debatable...

The Guz
Sep 8th, 2014, 12:04 AM
I would recommend to invest in some nice microfiber towels such as the Meguiar's supreme shine microfiber towels. Sometimes cheap towels can induce scratches and swirls.

Oct 14th, 2015, 08:30 AM
I have a 2013 Vivid Black FLHTK. I went the CQuartz route when I first brought it home, 2 coats. It helped a little, but the paint is so easily marred. I just ended up polishing every so often and keeping the sealant topped with a fresh layer of wax. I am trying to be not as critical and just ride it. http://s1383.photobucket.com/user/Doug_Brandt/media/56084_4426598716241_588677985_o_zpsfyglqydx.jpg.html

Dec 8th, 2016, 02:07 AM
I just sold my 2008 Vivid Black, Fat Bob. I'm new at detailing, but have learned a lot from the forums and spiffing up my Fuji Blue Pearl Civic.
Harley paint seems very soft to me and is hard to keep minor scratches from the paint, if you use your bike often. Keeping my vehicles in top condition, has been beyond what my wildest expectations, using Meguires products.