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    Harley Vivid Black Paint

    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?

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    Re: Harley Vivid Black Paint

    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...
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    I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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    Re: Harley Vivid Black Paint

    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.

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    Re: Harley Vivid Black Paint

    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.

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    Re: Harley Vivid Black Paint

    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.

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