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Trophy paintwork
« on: December 15, 2014, 02:00:27 pm »
Has anyone else found that the paintwork marks easily? I have a 2014 Pacific blue Trophy and its seems to mark where ever rider or pillion come into contact with paintwork. Lots of very small, fine scratches. Its as if the paint is still soft

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Re: Trophy paintwork
« Reply #1 on: December 15, 2014, 03:12:58 pm »
My blue one used to scratch too. That said, it isn't metal so maybe the paintwork is not as resilient as metal tanks.
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Re: Trophy paintwork
« Reply #2 on: December 15, 2014, 04:40:43 pm »
Yes I noticed that when I took a blue one for a test ride It seemed to show every little scuff mark and the black one at the NEC was even worse. It must be because they are dark colours as my silver one is fine I dont even have protection were my knees rub on the tank and it looks fine no marks at all

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Re: Trophy paintwork
« Reply #3 on: December 15, 2014, 06:03:26 pm »
If you believe the owners of blue Trophys, the paint is thinner than silver Trophys due to the higher speeds they are capable of traveling...   :745:
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Re: Trophy paintwork
« Reply #4 on: December 15, 2014, 07:55:50 pm »
Actually, the higher speeds the silver Trophy's travel at erase the swirls and scratches, the wind being abrasive at those high velocities!
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Re: Trophy paintwork
« Reply #5 on: December 15, 2014, 08:55:24 pm »
*Originally Posted by robbie1401 [+]
Has anyone else found that the paintwork marks easily? I have a 2014 Pacific blue Trophy and its seems to mark where ever rider or pillion come into contact with paintwork. Lots of very small, fine scratches. Its as if the paint is still soft
Is this a good case for Venture Shield? I have it on my Silver TTSE - it was put on by Triumph as it was a pre launch model used by (who knows what level of skill) journalists and dealers. Seems to help resist damage to the paint work
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Used to have Pre-Launch Trophy - lowest recorded Trophy VIN
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Re: Trophy paintwork
« Reply #6 on: December 16, 2014, 08:47:58 am »
Venture shield? Is that a protective coating?

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Re: Trophy paintwork
« Reply #7 on: December 16, 2014, 09:06:56 am »
Luna Silver TTSE and the paint still looks new after over 18 months riding in rain, dust and bugs. No marks from boot strike on the panniers. My secret is Mr Sheen furniture polish.
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