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View Poll Results: Which Carbon Fiber Look Do You Prefer?
I prefer the "glossy" wet look to my carbon. 36 44.44%
I prefer the "matte" or "satin" looking carbon. 45 55.56%
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 03:36 PM   #1
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The Poll On Carbon Fiber

Since this seems to be one of the biggest conflicting areas surrounding the 1199 and Ducati's choice to go with this new type of carbon fiber, I thought I would poll the membership to see how it comes out in the numbers.

As the OP I will jump right out there and say I detest the "matte" or "satin" finish they created this year. It looks too cheap, like regular plastic, and I am getting all of my stock items professionally clear coated & purchasing all the "glossy" Carbonvani items asap! In my opinion carbon is there to polish and accent the look of a motorcycle by showing the deep dark weave of carbon under beautiful wet looking quality clear coat.

Therefore, let the discussion and survey begin !

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Old Jul 13th 2012, 03:45 PM   #2
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Matte /satin for me. Looks more stealth like. Personally I find the gloss too bling, although, it does also depend on what it is surrounded by.
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 03:45 PM   #3
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Both really close to be honest but just for classic carbon look i guess the shiny one.
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 03:49 PM   #4
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Keep it coming!

I knew you were a matte fan Marc, and hold nothing against you and your fellow believers my friend! Bling is where its at ! LOL
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 04:01 PM   #5
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I prefer the matte, I'm thinking the finish may hold up better than the gloss from the UV ray but that's just a thought and no scientific evidence.

That said, I went hog wild with CF on my 996 and haven't really bought much for any of my bikes since then, probably the same for this bike.
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 04:03 PM   #6
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Glosss, I like to sit down and buff my bikes until they glow, its my Zen and a matt/satin fiinish just dont do that.

Matt with Gloss, couldnt imagine the tank in Matt.
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 04:06 PM   #7
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I like the matte as it looks more "business-like" even though it's just for bling so far on mine.
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 04:13 PM   #8
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Oh damn- we are currently split 50-50 !!
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 04:27 PM   #9
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I prefer the gloss for street. For the track the matt has a more purpose-built look to it. But I prefer the look of the gloss.

There you are now one up.
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Old Jul 13th 2012, 04:32 PM   #10
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The look of carbon itself is played out IMO. It's nice to see a different prospective on it. Matte please.
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