You forgot two things.
Previous repairs possibly will need rework on plastic Ducati parts. Ducati plastic doesn’t repair well.
ANY repaired plastic SHOULD be finished on the inside of the part to LOOK EXACTLY AS THE ORIGINAL PART WAS FINISHED. Something car painters NEVER do. This is the ONLY way a TRUE restoration is done. Don’t have a heart attack when the quote is far higher than expected.
Correct. As I stated, such a finish is the decision of the owner, if he or she wants a "wet," or OEM finish. And while the stripe is clear coated over, there is a visible edge in the clearcoat that can be felt as well as seen. I had discussed this in my original response. And while I have no reason to doubt you on the tail section number plate stripe, I do know that my 1997 monoposto does not have any bubbles in it, only the hard clear line. Mind you, mine (as all 1997's were intended to, if I am not mistaken) was originally a biposto converted to a monoposto from either Ducati or the dealership, so that may be the reason for this. If I am not mistaken, all 1997's were to be bipostos, however, dealers already had taken orders for some monos, so Ducati fulfilled these orders, either by dealership conversions, or factory monopostos. Do not take this as the gospel, as this is only what I have been told, but I do know that mine was in fact a factory or dealer monoposto conversion, and has no air bubbles in the stripe.Ducati paint was never “wet look”. Thick yes but not Harley show bike. The biggest giveaway to superbike monoposto tail is the tape line under the number board strip on the tail. Most, if not all, painters can’t or won’t do it as per the factory which has a line or paint edge and some air pockets visible under stripe. Decals are another thing. Very few suppliers can get the colors correct. Buying TRUE period correct decal from www. is more a miss than hit affair. I’ve just done a RGV Pepsi that the customer bought his own decals from .........To say they were garbage is an understatement.
I refuse to finish a job with any decals that aren’t correct. Reason is that a spectator will never ask how much was the job but ask who painted it. It’s just a thing I have.