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  • Gas damage,,

    Ok Guys, My black sporty tank had the gas stain on it an I waxed it out a while back,,no biggie.
    Now I've got a few little dribble spots,,someof us old guys have this problem btw,,anyways I tried to Wax it out an I didn't work this time. I'm usin maguiers,,the good stuff. What do I need to do wax it again and rub harder ??
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  • #2
    With black, it's hard to get stains or imperfections out by hand, vs a machine. I use a buffer with a finishing pad on it and a mild polish for imperfections and swirls like that. By hand.....it takes forever, with minimal results.
    **Note: The technical info I provide is suggestive. I am not a perfeshunel.

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    • #3
      I usually grab one of those paper towels they have by most pumps and cover the nozzle when I'm removing it from the tank....well I did when my tank wasn't under my ass...
      It's not "derailed", as long as the last post relates to the post above it...it's just on a different rail, heading into a more interesting direction

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      • #4
        Osco, I got the stuff here that will take it off, anytime you got the time!
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        • #5
          I was gonna say, quit spillin gas on the tank, but that would just make me sound like a smart ass, so I wont say it.....:)
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          • #6
            I do a lot of detailing on bikes and cars and I can tell you not to rub harder. Harley's clear is very soft and rubbing hard will cause swirl marks or worse, scratches. I use a Porter Cable orbital on most bikes because its smaller. With a good polishing pad and some all in one polishing/wax it will stay looking good. I use 3M Ultra Fine on all black or dark paint. That stuff is magic on a bottle.
            Whatever doesn't kill me....HAD BETTER START RUNNING!

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            • #7
              Black is difficult to clean indeed but it's beautiful to watch when shined and polished.
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              • #8
                Originally posted by CLL375 View Post
                I do a lot of detailing on bikes and cars and I can tell you not to rub harder. Harley's clear is very soft and rubbing hard will cause swirl marks or worse, scratches. I use a Porter Cable orbital on most bikes because its smaller. With a good polishing pad and some all in one polishing/wax it will stay looking good. I use 3M Ultra Fine on all black or dark paint. That stuff is magic on a bottle.
                Which Porter Cable orbital is the best to use?
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by jirvin View Post
                  Which Porter Cable orbital is the best to use?
                  Sorry, I miss spoke. Its the Porter Cable dual action. I just read what I wrote. I use the PC 7424 with Lake Country pads.
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                  • #10
                    CLL375, ever use 3M Perfect-it Rubbing Compound #06085?
                    Originally posted by CLL375 View Post
                    I do a lot of detailing on bikes and cars and I can tell you not to rub harder. Harley's clear is very soft and rubbing hard will cause swirl marks or worse, scratches. I use a Porter Cable orbital on most bikes because its smaller. With a good polishing pad and some all in one polishing/wax it will stay looking good. I use 3M Ultra Fine on all black or dark paint. That stuff is magic on a bottle.
                    OLD SKOOL BIKERS RULE, WE DO WHAT IT TAKES AND LIKE IT!!!
                    With age comes wisdom, yeah right!
                    FIRST "HERD BIKE OF THE MONTH CLUB MEMBER"
                    RIP Rick.....Ride On Forever In Our Hearts My Brother!

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                    • #11
                      Originally posted by Crocodile56 View Post
                      CLL375, ever use 3M Perfect-it Rubbing Compound #06085?
                      Can't say that I have. How do you like it. I try to use as less aggressive as I can. Most compounds that I've used tend to be real aggressive.
                      Whatever doesn't kill me....HAD BETTER START RUNNING!

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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by CLL375 View Post
                        Sorry, I miss spoke. Its the Porter Cable dual action. I just read what I wrote. I use the PC 7424 with Lake Country pads.
                        Ok thanks!
                        Jeff
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                        • #13
                          Its like a 2000 compound and I LOVE IT!!! Was told about it from some guy at the paint store so I bought a bottle, took it home and used it on a tank that was giving me a fit, 30 mintues later it looked awesome!
                          OLD SKOOL BIKERS RULE, WE DO WHAT IT TAKES AND LIKE IT!!!
                          With age comes wisdom, yeah right!
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                          • #14
                            I'm gonna have to get some new products....
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                            • #15
                              No Frank, you need to leave it to the professionals, compounding will take your paint off if you don't know what your doing!
                              Originally posted by TheBoss View Post
                              I'm gonna have to get some new products....
                              OLD SKOOL BIKERS RULE, WE DO WHAT IT TAKES AND LIKE IT!!!
                              With age comes wisdom, yeah right!
                              FIRST "HERD BIKE OF THE MONTH CLUB MEMBER"
                              RIP Rick.....Ride On Forever In Our Hearts My Brother!

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