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    My Sporty has the grey cast cases. I had a stain on one side, that
    I'm not sure what it was. It seems like everything I try just makes
    more spots on the cases! I tried Simple Green, and it looks like
    it now has made a stain on the case. The cases used to be perfect
    but now I've got spots from all the things I've tried
    About the only thing I havn't tried is something like Aluminum wash
    or something harsh like that. I've always had good luck with Simple
    Green. Here's a picture. You can see the stain below the timing cover,
    and then in the forward area, which is where I tried Simple Green and
    some Road Grime cleaners. You can see to the back of the timing cover how clean it is, and that's the way it was before.....any Ideas??
    Regards Sonny
    2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
    Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

  • #2
    There are a few good products out there but I can't list them. We also have several members that has this detailing business down to a science. CLL375 has tested numerous products as well as a few other members. When he gets a chance to see this, I'm sure he will add his 2 cents worth.
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    • #3
      Cool...Thanks Boss
      Regards Sonny
      2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
      Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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      • #4
        http://www.uclean.com/catalog/produc...FRD75wod5Qt0EQ


        i have a case of this that i bought at a race team auction. i've never priced it local before. i have about 20$ a can and only a few left. it will clean that no problem. 1,000,000 times better than s-100.
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        • #5
          Sonny, now don't laugh at this but I use it to clean Alu. sometimes before a show, great for getting between the fins......BUT YOU GOT TO BE CAREFUL!!!!

          Battery Acid.....wear gloves and googles and old crappy cloths!!! I just brush it on with a small paint brush, let it 30 seconds and hit it with a small hard brush (toothbrush) then rinse!

          Start at the top and work down and rinse well.....DO NOT BRUSH INTO GASKET SEAMS!!!!
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          • #6
            Thanks BigWorm and Croc............
            Croc, I would have never thought of using battery acid! I know first hand it does a great job of removing skin,LOL
            Thanks again guys.
            Regards Sonny
            2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
            Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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            • #7
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              • #8
                i had a bunch of stains on my sportys black cases, you could even see them more than yours. i used GUNK engine cleaner, spray it on, rinse it off and all the stains were gone.

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                • #9
                  i have never tried this, and if you do, try an area that is not too noticable....get a can of "goof off" and see if that works. it has never failed me....but ive never tried it on a motor.

                  it will take anything off that wasnt meant to be there tho. again try small areas first
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                  • #10
                    Thanks again all.
                    Regards Sonny
                    2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
                    Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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                    • #11
                      I've got the grey too. All kinds of 'stains' that won't come off. I did find something that finally worked though. It's called 'Sigh and Forget It'.

                      Sorry man, it's probably the best thing to do. It's a powder coat and unless the actual paint comes off, the stains are in the paint permanent I think, so, I just gave up and live with it. Can't look brand-spankin' new forever, especially if it's not a trailer queen.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by yochanon View Post
                        I've got the grey too. All kinds of 'stains' that won't come off. I did find something that finally worked though. It's called 'Sigh and Forget It'.

                        Sorry man, it's probably the best thing to do. It's a powder coat and unless the actual paint comes off, the stains are in the paint permanent I think, so, I just gave up and live with it. Can't look brand-spankin' new forever, especially if it's not a trailer queen.
                        Yeah, it's not that it bothers me tremendously, but it's the only one there, and the bike is a 2000 and it's got 20,000 miles on it. I know there have been stains before because I've only owned it for about a year and a half,
                        and the single previous owner before bought it new. He rode it twice to Sturgis and a lot of other places. I'm just not sure why this isn't comming off. I've seen worse on the same covers that have been cleaned to
                        near perfection. I'm just frustrated because I can't get this out.
                        Regards Sonny
                        2007 FLHX Street Glide HERD #35
                        Route 66 "The Mother Road" Thank You Cyrus Avery!

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                        • #13
                          I've used Gunk with good success. On real stubborn stains I use Eagle One mag cleaner with great success. You can get it at most auto parts stores. Use it on a cool engine and work fast with a good brush. I use a brush used from pots and pans.
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                          • #14
                            Originally posted by sonnyd View Post
                            My Sporty has the grey cast cases. I had a stain on one side, that
                            I'm not sure what it was. It seems like everything I try just makes
                            more spots on the cases! I tried Simple Green, and it looks like
                            it now has made a stain on the case. The cases used to be perfect
                            but now I've got spots from all the things I've tried
                            About the only thing I havn't tried is something like Aluminum wash
                            or something harsh like that. I've always had good luck with Simple
                            Green. Here's a picture. You can see the stain below the timing cover,
                            and then in the forward area, which is where I tried Simple Green and
                            some Road Grime cleaners. You can see to the back of the timing cover how clean it is, and that's the way it was before.....any Ideas??
                            Regards Sonny
                            Sonny, the cases are clear coated, and if you work a spot to hard, you'll wear through the clear coat...dont use harsh chemicals or solvents to clean it up, this will make it worse.....Mine has a few as well. And unless your willing to strip the entire case to re-coat it, just wax and ride.......IMHO...G
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                            (Disabled Veteran)

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                            • #15
                              I have found that good old furniture polish like Mr Sheen ( not sure if you guys get it over there) does a really good job. If all fails leave it & think of the mark as a beauty spot (my bikes got tons of them)
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