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I used to love gloss paint but my previous bike was matte black, and I loved it. Personally I only like black in matte, not any other colour! Gloss will show scratches more I should think, but matte can go shiny in areas that get rubbed.

I think if it was me, for the Scrambler, I'd go matte - but at the end of the day it's what YOU like :) , both will look good I reckon
 

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If you go by internet forum opinion you could end up with a pink bike and purple side panels that you hate to look at.
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But seriously, Doc59's words have some very valuable & relevant advise in there.

That said, just sharing my opinion on matte vs gloss:

If you look at motorbike paint schemes over the decades, glossy & chrome is usually associated with a classic or luxury look and matte more with a sporty, stealth or rugged kind of look. Depending on what you want your Scrambler to convey, you can choose accordingly. Since Scrambler is designed to mean so many different things to different riders, IMO both would look great on it.
 

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I think that both would look good so you aren't going to be able to make a bad choice between the two. Personally, I feel like matte is more modern and gloss is more classic. It really just depends on the kind of look that you are going for with the Scrambler.
 

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@baimo is absolutely right. From a long term ownership & maintenance perspective, scratches & blemishes on matte are very hard to take care of, compared to glossy finishes.

Here's an excellent article which gives the lowdown on matte paint maintenance:

How You Should Tend To Matte Automotive Paint
 
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