Honda Rebel Forum - Reply to Topic
Thread: paint question Reply to Thread
Post Icons
You may choose an icon for your message from the following list:

Register Now

In order to be able to post messages on the Honda Rebel Forum forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter a valid email address for yourself.

Email Address:


  Additional Options
Miscellaneous Options

  Topic Review (Newest First)
12-02-2019 03:04 PM
Originally Posted by 1Surfrider View Post
Use a lens cloth wet with lightest polishing compound.
I painted my Blueprint Blue '03 front fender black, due for polishing.
Painted side covers black above chrome strip, painted silver below.
Weird about the paint, i've never seen Honda ever making an unpolishable matte surface..
12-01-2019 09:11 PM
flitecontrol There is a gas resistant clear gloss over the paint. Pretty sure rubbing compound will remove/damage it.
11-30-2019 11:02 PM
Ted Gustofsen matters because I'm curious if its flat or gloss and i have a line on replacements from a bike with a hundred miles and i don't want to waste time or money if i end up getting the same thing. seller hasnt answered my question eitehr. pics of the replacements are hard to tell if their gloss or flat too. i tried rubbing compound but got no luster. the paint feels rough like it was spray painted
11-29-2019 06:56 PM
Originally Posted by Ted Gustofsen View Post
thanks, i left out that i thought it might be faded. i looked at a few photos online and couldn't tell either.
Not sure why it matters, my Rebel was a flat purple from age but it came back to life after some light polishing.
11-28-2019 06:39 PM
Ted Gustofsen thanks, i left out that i thought it might be faded. i looked at a few photos online and couldn't tell either.
11-28-2019 12:31 PM
flitecontrol Welcome to the forum. I've only seen that color in pictures, but IIRC, it wasn't real glossy.
11-28-2019 10:55 AM
Bokobob If there is no gloss "all over" painted surfaces, it is obviously a flat paint...

Enjoy your new ride.
11-28-2019 07:19 AM
wjmrty Welcome to forum n enjoy your ride . I think that was a mat finish on that colour
11-28-2019 01:57 AM
Ted Gustofsen
paint question

hey folks, new member here but old to riding. i just bought a 2012 rebel that is silver-gray in color, not sure if this is supposed to be a gloss or flat tone. can anyone let me know?

Posting Rules  
You may post new threads
You may post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome