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1199 Paint Peeling Off

Discussion in '899 / 959 / 1199 / 1299 / V2 / V4 Panigale' started by yev, Jul 6, 2017.

  1. IMG_1176.JPG anyone had this problem? Gold paint peeling off clutch casing?
    Proper annoying, I can't believe how cheaply panigale parts made!
  2. My S has most of this worn off by my boot since it was a month old and went to Italy. I probably should have claimed on warranty but I didn't think about it at the time.

    My new R has had exactly like what you have after cleaning it this weekend. Proper irritated by it.
  3. Dry clutch has gone, trellis frame has gone, L twin about to be replaced by V4, nice too see Ducati keeping some heritage with crap engine paint.:innocent:
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  4. PS, i'd be pissed too.
  5. IMG_1178.JPG Some top quality exhaust lining as well.
  6. What do you use to wash your bike with? Is it used in Winter? A PH neutral proper shampoo is much kinder to the metal than salt infested washing up liquid, followed up by ACF50 or SDOC protectant or any decent alloy sealant (Bilt-Hamber make one). To prevent the corrosion spreading and lifting more of the paint off, you need to first chemically treat the area that is exposed, remove any loose paint and spray a base primer over the area and then some matching top coat. If not this will only get worse. The black spots are aluminium oxide and must be cleaned off before you repaint the metal. I also noticed you have quite a lot of surface corrosion on your gear change pivot bolt and the rear brake cylinder banjo bolt. Not saying you aren't careful with your bike as far as a cleaning regime goes, but the products you use make a big difference, especially on cheap OEM fasteners, where the plating is almost non-existent.

    TBH it's not that big a deal to remove the side casing and have it completely stripped and repainted. These parts are not as Ducati claim "Magnesium". If that were true this part would have begun to corrode at a much more accelerated pace and you'd see a lot more surface corrosion as it initially becomes exposed to oxygen. It may well have SOME magnesium content in it but it is primarily aluminium. If you do decide to try and have it replaced by the dealer, fair dos, if not then with a little work you can restore it to as good as new. As for the exhaust wadding, have you checked under the aluminium sleeve to see if there is a split underneath, allowing the gases or vibration to presumably force the wadding out. I can't see how it would migrate out otherwise.
    #6 Topolino, Jul 6, 2017
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  7. That's a strange looking exhaust. What bike is it from?
  8. standard OEM 1199 exhaust
  9. yeah, bike used in all weather throughout the year. as 6 other bikes i used to commute on before this one (including 996 ducati and 5x different r1's) i think i take decent care of it, no different to any other bike i own. i think its just parts for pani are of much poor quality then what they used to use on duc's before.
    so if i decide to strip casing and paint it, what paint would you recommend to use? thank a lot!
  10. Hi Yev. Any decent two-pack paint will suffice. You could see if you can have it color matched at a local paint supplier. From personal experience when I had my airbox and swingarm Cerakoted, I wanted them to colour match it to the clutch casing. Took quite a while to get the colour spot on, so it might take them a little trial and error. The important thing is to remove all the corrosion first, then use a decent base coat or aluminium etch primer to provide the top coat with a decent key. Like I said, try using a PH neutral product whenever you clean your bike. It really does make a difference. That and a good protectant such as ACF50. Since you ride all year round, you need to give yourself a fighting chance of fending off the worst that the British climate will throw at your bike. Even a weekly fresh water wash during the winter months is better than nothing. Most of the fasteners on the Panigale are of dubious quality, so you could also try Stig Fasteners and change out any corroded ones with stainless steel alternatives. These smaller details are often what detract from what is otherwise a great looking bike. Hope you manage to sort it out.
  11. Is this like New York, New York. So good you named it twice!

    Good spot anyhow. I might try it out. Just cleaned the wife's Monster with SDOC100 Gel. Not the revelation it markets itself as, but it's a safe product to use on almost any surface, so you can be pretty liberal where you spray it. I've found that almost all of these products do still require some agitation with a brush to get the worst of any grime off the bike, particularly complex surfaces such as engine cases, wheels, swingarms etc. Saying that I still would not use them anywhere near electrics and usually bag areas such as the ECU, BBS, instrument cluster, switchgear, relays etc to protect against any water directed at the bike. There are a myriad of other products that you can use for a "waterless wash" on more delicate parts and a can of dielectric spray from Maplins which is always sprayed into exposed or vulnerable connectors whenever I have the bodywork off. Takes minutes but saves hours, if they start to corrode and throw up errors on the CAN BUS system. Quite why Ducati typically place so many of them right behind an air scoop on the lower fairing is beyond me.
  12. No its the shite new server and lack of TapaTalk........
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  14. Hi, I’ve had EXACTLY the same issue as yourself. Ive had a plastic casing cover made, no crash protection properties to it, but just hides the mess. Yet to install as it arrived late in the day prior to me heading back to work. Should look ok on the bike im hoping


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