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I was in the dealer yesterday to pick up a couple of oil filters and saw the new 05 Grizz in black metalflake. Dam good looking. I was very tempted to drive it away. Then I got to figuring what I had in mods in the 04 and figured it would not be worth it. Also it is painted like my red limited. Told myself next one would be camo with color thru the plastic.
But maybe in 06..........
 

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It still puzzles me as to why they "paint" the color on the LE's. I wonder why they just dont mold the plastic with solid color throughout? The blue,green, and older beige colors are all molded with color, so why not the LE's? I also wonder how the Real Tree camo color is put on.. Seems to me ALL colors should be molded in and not painted on.
 

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I am pretty sure the camo is color all the way thru. My Red Limited has so many battle scars it really dosen't matter any more. I have just accepted that it will never look new again. The GF's green Kodiak can look darn near brand new after a cleaning and wiping down with Armoral. The solid color is far superior. I do not understand the logic of paint on wheeler.
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When I worked as a Mold Maker/Machinist I seen how many plastics were molded and the SOP is, when a desired color is requested they simple add that color plastic pellets to the hopper. Just seems like if they injected-molded the color in, it would be less costly and wear better then paint in the long run. I agree with you on the logic behind it.
 

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The camo is not molded in, it is applied much like a water decal from a model you built as a kid. The decal is water applied, and dries to a near indestructable finish.
A gouge in the plastic is about all that will hurt it. I have a new Camo grizz and its a far better way to go for me than the regular plastic you scratch with the slightest touch. Kawis new plastic is suppose to be better than what we have had in the past, I have not seen it in use yet, but they reformulated it to resist easy scratching.
The LE's are painted for a much higher shine, looks awesome when new, but thats about it. good thing is, slight scuffs can be blended outta the clear coat, unlike regular plastic.
Maxima SC-1 cleaner and shine is the best product I have found to replenish shine on plastic, and keep mud from sticking. Works better than pledge, armorall, honda spray polish etc...
 
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