My Wing is an '08 with the dark maroon paint--its a great color that when clean draws lots of compliments. Problem is, the paint surface seems to be terrably soft and shows any and all touches, light rubs with a finger, a hand or a dangling mike cord. I have used several waxes, all supposed to be good, and thay do minimize the scratches, but the damage is there. I assume the paint is clear coat, but not hard surface like car or truck paint. I finally decided not to close the saddlebags unless I placed my hand low and on the narrow piece of trim. I wonder if other GW colors are just as easily scratched, and also if anybody out in Wingland knows of a really good product to deal with this. Thanx for any and all advice.