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So with 1,800 miles and a couple of times riding in the rain and ALLOT of bugs, I decided to pull the side fairings and belly fairings and give her a good once over.

She turned out amazing, except, for bug residue on the nose fairing. I used the rain-X bug remover pre-soak. Helped. But even after a really good washing using proper soap and a microfiber mitt, in the light of my garage I can see allot of vague ghost bug splatter marks.

Since the red paint does not have clear, I did not want to rub in a circle too much trying to remove them because I didn't want to scratch. What do you guys recommend for getting 100% of the bug gut residue gone?

Also how the **** are you guys getting under the windscreen behind the dash?! Talk about a ***** lol.
 

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I use a product called AQuartz to seal and protect the paint on all my transportation. Everything comes off very easily and it keeps all my vehicles looking great (truck, mountain bikes, and motorcyles).
Thanks for the tip, I'll look into it.

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might be hard for you to find aquartz.

cquartz is easier to find and works just as well

im actually selling a 50ml bottle. where are you located?
I already read about cquartz too and I've decided to go with a local detail shop who will do a once over and Opti-Coat it for me. Thanks tho!
 

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Just got off the phone with Ducati Indianapolis, and they claim that Ducati Red on the 899 does have a clear coat. They also claimed that the White Silk has a matte clear, which doesn't do as good of a job with UV protection. They also offered to use a paint depth gauge to show me that its also plenty thick.

What's odd is that conflicts with several reportings on these forums that the 899 Panigale doesn't have a clear coat. Any thoughts on that?
 

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I'd try "Finess" by 3M. I use it to clean the bugs off my helmet. A good coat of wax will make removal of bugs easier in the future. The longer you wait to remove bug guts the more welded it will be to the paint. lol
 

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Just remember for those that have the matte white. Do not use a wax.
 

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Just remember for those that have the matte white. Do not use a wax.
I've been using the cleaner from Chemical Guys and have been very pleased with the results. I was a little concerned about caring for the matte white but it's really much easier to care for with the right products. I can't believe the red isn't clear coated from a durability aspect alone.
 

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You guys ever heard hydrogen peroxide to dissolve bugs stain? Safe for paint surface because it's basically water with extra oxygen to lift the bug guts. Heard it only works if you clean it right after the ride when the bugs are nice and fresh.
 
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