Cleaning the black brake and clutch lever units


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Cleaning the black brake and clutch lever units

Postby tonyg » Tue Nov 08, 2011 5:06 pm



Hello everyone
The black finish on the brake and clutch lever housing on the handlebars has turned grey in places. How can I restore it back to the original black?
Thanks in anticipation.
Tony



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Re: Cleaning the black brake and clutch lever units

Postby virgilmobile » Wed Nov 09, 2011 11:17 am

Well,I'm not a paintologist :D but I would venture to guess that the pigment in the paint has faded from uv or ir light from setting outdoors.The only thing I can think of is to sand off the faded layer of paint and renew it.
Perhaps a enamel powder coat,or a new coat of black spray paint with a clear enamel spray coat finish. :?:

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Re: Cleaning the black brake and clutch lever units

Postby themainviking » Wed Nov 09, 2011 2:21 pm

WD40 will brighten it up a little.
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Re: Cleaning the black brake and clutch lever units

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Re: Cleaning the black brake and clutch lever units

Postby themainviking » Thu Nov 10, 2011 7:11 am

tfdeputydawg wrote:http://www.mothers.com/02_products/06108.html


Will this work on metal parts? It specifically says for rubber, vinyl and plastic.
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Re: Cleaning the black brake and clutch lever units

Postby jimmy53 » Mon Nov 14, 2011 9:01 pm

i would just replace them if it realy bothers you. you can get a set for not much money or go with crome finish ,just seems like a lot of work for so little just my thoughts...ride safe...jimmy

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Re: Cleaning the black brake and clutch lever units

Postby themainviking » Tue Nov 15, 2011 7:00 am

jimmy53 wrote:i would just replace them if it realy bothers you. you can get a set for not much money or go with crome finish ,just seems like a lot of work for so little just my thoughts...ride safe...jimmy


He did say the lever housings, not just the levers. A bit more money now, right?
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Re: Cleaning the black brake and clutch lever units

Postby jimmy53 » Tue Nov 15, 2011 9:02 am

My bad yes a lot more :(




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