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    Cannondale Jekyll 1000

    I was wondering if any one has a Jekyll 1000 in the Matte Black.
    What I would like to know is how robust the paint work is.
    Does it scratch easy compared to a gloss finnish and how does it stand up to mud and if it comes up like new when washed.
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    I have a 99 Super V with a paint scheme listed as “Industrial Fade” and it’s a matte type gray and black finish. It has been tough as nails, at least as tough as a “normal” gloss type paint job. It washes up easily and looks like new even at five years old.

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    I just bought a Jekyll 1000 last week and the matte black finish is beautiful and the bike looks really sharp. Haven't ridden enough to test the durability but did already bail over the handlebars after blowing a front tire and no noticible scratches after landing in some loose rocks, wish my shoulder was matte black, it ended up blood red.

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    I have the R3000 with the BBQ black paint-the bike looks really good. Very business-like. I also really like the Jekyll 2000's ball-burnished look.

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    Reply from cannondale

    I sent this e-mail off to Cannondale Service Desk asking about the matte black paint scheme, this is what they came back with :-

    "Thank you very much for your email.
    The matte black finish is just as strong as the gloss finish. The only difference is that you will quicker and better see little spots/damages on the matte black finish.

    Best regards,
    Customer Service"

    Seems like a bit of a contradiction to me.
    Any ideas what they mean.

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    Quote Originally Posted by roadrunner
    I sent this e-mail off to Cannondale Service Desk asking about the matte black paint scheme, this is what they came back with :-

    "Thank you very much for your email.
    The matte black finish is just as strong as the gloss finish. The only difference is that you will quicker and better see little spots/damages on the matte black finish.

    Best regards,
    Customer Service"

    Seems like a bit of a contradiction to me.
    Any ideas what they mean.

    RR
    I'm guessing what they're saying is that the gloss will get the same scuffs as the matte, but will hide them better.
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    Matte Paint

    I have a '00 Jekyll with the smoke grey matte finish. The only problem I have had is trying to match the paint. Even the touch up paint from C-dale does not match. I have had no problems with mud scratching the paint; rocks, trees, parking lots...that's a different story.

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    cannondales reply could refer to the problem with black paint, the contrast of the black to the frames natural color is stark, making blemishes standout, ever notice how bad black cars that are a few years old look, normally light colored cars don't look that bad because the damages don't stand out.

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