Looking For More Cleanup Suggestions. Faring?

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Looking For More Cleanup Suggestions. Faring?

Post by patbrandon1 »

Happy Easter, if you celebrate that. Or happy Sunday if you celebrate that.

You guys/gals on this here Chat thing were awesome helping me clean up some rust pits on my '87 1200i. here was the post...
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NOW... can you help me out with what is a part of the lower fairing? Maybe the previous owner spilled some brake fluid on it, if so, not much can be done about that I suppose. But it might be something else got on it. I did try just some water, then some light soap and water, then some Armor All cleaner, then some Mothers Cleaner for plastic, then said a prayer, then said hocus pocus. None of which worked to remove it one bit.

Here are two pictures of it. How would you clean this one up?

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Post by DenverWinger »

Probably with Paint! :shock:
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Post by minimac »

After cleaning off all of the other stuff, try some liquid shoe polish. You might even find it at a dollar store. It's available in a lot of colors so you should be able to get close. Apply liberally, let it soak in, then lightly wipe with a soft clothe to even it out. You've got nothing to loose by trying.

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Post by tamathumper »

Looks like brake fluid, and it sat on there long enough to let the glycol soak into the paint and dull it.

You can try a buffing compound, but it will most likely take removing and reapplying the paint to really fix it.

Or, you could seal it with a good wax and vinyl wrap it.
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Post by TwoTone Trike »

Maybe try saying ala kazam, that sometimes seems to work for me. :lol: But seriously Id' try the buffing compound like tamathumper suggested.

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