Picked up my new ATAS, Bad frame welds/paint, need some advice.
Hi, I just picked up my new (old stock) 2018 ATAS manual from the dealers (I'm in the UK) yesterday and I absolutely love the bike. I have done 200 miles on it and It looks amazing, it has plenty of power, the brakes and the handling are good for this kind of bike and it is very comfortable. Now on to the problem:
I have spotted a small issue with some of the welds on the frame. There appears to be some small areas of cold lap so there are small gaps around the edges of some of the welds, subsequently the paint coverage is not 100%, ie there are some small cracks/gaps.
I know the obvious answer is take it back to the dealers and let them sort it, but I suspect they will just get it repainted at some backstreet body shop and I don't know how good of a job I'll end up with. This is the first brand new bike I have owned and I intend to keep it for a very long time so I don't want the frame going rusty the first time it gets damp/wet. I am considering getting some touch up paint and treating the areas myself while the bike is still new and hasn't gotten wet yet.
Does anyone know the paint code for the white on the frame of the white/red/blue ATAS?
Anyone have any advice on the best way to handle this situation?
The picture I added is one of the welds on the head stock but there are some others I have spotted around the frame with similar issues.
Thanks in advance.