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    Very Active Member Buckeye Bleau's Avatar
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    Default Anyone know what this paint color officially is called

    I just purchased a 2013 Sypder RT-L from an Indian/Polaris/Cadillac dealer in Florida. They advertised it as black, it looks black but when you get it in the sun it appears to be like a metallic Dark Cherry, actually quite nice.
    Does anyone know if this was a factory color or was the bike custom painted? It is actually quite awesome.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Bleau View Post
    I just purchased a 2013 Sypder RT-L from an Indian/Polaris/Cadillac dealer in Florida. They advertised it as black, it looks black but when you get it in the sun it appears to be like a metallic Dark Cherry, actually quite nice.
    Does anyone know if this was a factory color or was the bike custom painted? It is actually quite awesome.
    Black Currant

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    An Indian, Polaris, and Cadillac dealer?!?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Buckeye Bleau View Post
    I just purchased a 2013 Sypder RT-L from an Indian/Polaris/Cadillac dealer in Florida. They advertised it as black, it looks black but when you get it in the sun it appears to be like a metallic Dark Cherry, actually quite nice.
    Does anyone know if this was a factory color or was the bike custom painted? It is actually quite awesome.
    You're right. They are beautiful.
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    Default Have to agree..!!

    Billybovine................DrewNJ
    Black currant how did cadillac get in the mix..??
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    Quote Originally Posted by billybovine View Post
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    Thank you very much, I have no idea how you people know all of this but from a beginner, to you experienced folks, thank you again.
    Last edited by Buckeye Bleau; 09-02-2015 at 08:56 AM.

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    Now that I know that I am caring for a Black Currant RT-L, does anyone have any tips on the best way to preserve and care for the paint on the plastic or poly-carbonate body parts?
    Maybe that is not even the right name for the material that they are made from.
    Just regular car wax?

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    You can search the threads for the terms wash, wax, pledge, polish and there will be lots of different recommendations.
    I use regular ole' Pledge. I have read for years on other forums and recently on this one that it does well. I have to agree. Very easy to apply and the sheen seems to last awhile.

    Also, black currant, consider yourself very lucky. That color has been soooo hard to find. It was very popular. It was my first choice and would have pushed me to an RTL but I waited to long and they sold out.
    The wife and I make regular trips through Akron / Canton on our way to Warren or PA so maybe we will see you on the road sometime.
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    The previous posters have you covered on the Black Currant color name.

    and on your new ryde.

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    Default Black Currant

    Most of these good ol' boys don't have one and so won't say........but the black currant bikes are THE fastest of all.....

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