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One thing, please tell me what parts or merchandise is NOT relabeled, not only for Harley Davidson. Only the parts they make their own as Motor Company are 'genuine'. The rest is purchased from special suppliers, manufacturing parts with the mark 'Harley Davidson'. The next production charge is labeled "Honda" or "Kawasaki" or what brandname ever. To comfort you all, it is not HD alone. The entire industry, from motorparts to paint and from food products to toiletpaper consists of 'manufacturing under brand name for a certain production charge'. Or do you think that your light bulbs are special manufactured for HD? No, a certain number of a production charge is specialy labeled for HD, the next for another brand and their own brand name. Your marmelade is not manufactured only under the name of your supermarket but your supermarket brand name is one of the many they produce as the same product under different brand names.
Once the cheap outdoor paint of supermarket in the Netherlands was famous for its quality and endurance. The tins were printed with the name of the supermarket involved. When I got an order to re-organize a professional paint factory who was famous for his high quality paint, amongst others in the heavy duty professional marine paint business, I discovered that the surplus of every production charge of the professional paint was packed in tins of the supermarket and delivered to them. So you see, what you see on labeling is not always what you get.
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Originally Posted by ThePaintPirate View Post
Thanks for all the information everyone.

How about chemicals? Know who makes their soap, wax, and other assorted cleaners?
Hard to tell. Every so often the bean counters put out bids to numerous manufacturers for products that meet the HD requirements and specs. If they are currently using Manufacturer A, but Manufacturer B meets the standards at a lower price they will switch to "B." Their wax might be Meguiars today, but next year it could be Mothers or Collinite.

The real question shouldn't be "who makes it for them?" It should be, "Does their stuff work?" I don't care if a chemical is brewed in a vat in somebody's basement in Tentflap, AZ. If it works, it works.
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