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Crappy paint, advice needed (long).

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Picked up my '02 Fatboy last May and it had what looked like a small piece of dirt under the clearcoat. Dealer ordered a new tank and I made the 200 mile (one-way) trip to have the tank installed. Went out and looked at the bike and it had several fingerprint size blotches in the new tank. They said they wanted to buff it out and I told them that I probably wouldn't be happy with it becasue it was gonna have swirl marks in it because it is black. They tried, it did, new tank ordered. I then made another trip and had the third tank installed--they buffed this one before they ever brought it out to me and it looks okay in the shop but get it out in the sun and there are still some blotches like the second tank and, of course, it has swirl marks. So what am I left to do--I've got an $18k bike that looks like a shady used car dealer got a hold of it with his buffer. Should I continue to go through the dealer, contact Harley, or what? Any advice will be appreciated. :confused:
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I totally agree with what most everyone has said....you payed good money for the bike and that you want it right and the dealer should make it good. Having said that,if I had to make a 400 mile trip over swirl marks,I'd spend 10 bucks on some 3m stuff and fix it myself. I've done paint work for over 25 years and belive me,you CAN get swirl marks out. Just my .02
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