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WARNING - DON'T DO WHAT I DID!!!

Discussion in 'Show & Shine' started by K9Anniv, Jun 25, 2009.

  1. Gas Man

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    I'm just amazed at your outlook on this. WOW.

    I would be so pissed I would have burned the bike!! :lol:
     
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    Thanks G-man. I try to keep my material things as nice as I can, but when 'stuff' happens (and it always will), it doesn't bother me as much anymore. I lost my wife to cancer last January, and that "Life Storm" and subsequent journey has given me a whole new, 'eternal' perspective on life and death..what's important, and what's fleeting...
    Take care and God bless, brother...:)
     
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    sorry to hear about your wife:(
     
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    Second that !!
     
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    It's called 'White Diamond - Multi-Purpose Metals Polish". The one I bought came in a 12oz. bottle, cost $15.95 and a Harley dealer had it in stock (although I've heard you can also get it at the larger truck stops).

    It's a white liquid, not as thick a liquid wax. The front label says "Removes oxidation and discoloration from aluminum stainless steel chrome brass returning surface to a brilliant shine."

    The back label directions (YES!! I actually read these now! :bang::lol::loony:) says "Shake well. Wipe on surface vigorously with a clean dry cloth until polish turns dark. Let stand for one minute or until dry. Wipe off with a clean dry cloth for a brilliant shine."

    All I can say is THIS STUFF WORKS!!!:2thumbs: And for that, I am sooo grateful!:cheers:
     
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    I like the way you think brother :2thumbs:
     
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    I did it as well on the bike, and really it was a mess , and I cannot take the spots off my engine , any idea is welcome pls
     
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    To quote our former President 'Slick Willy'..."I feel your pain!"

    My suggestion would be follow the procedures and use the materials outlined above. It's slowly working to correct my "screw-up".. but again, my bike was cold when I mistakenly sprayed the "gorp" on it and it wasn't left on that long. Plus, I haven't started my bike since this happened and won't until it's as clean as I can possibly get it (without dismantling it), for fear of "baking the stains in".

    Stay positive and keep working on it...you'll get it fixed. Good luck, brother! :)
     
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    WOW man... sorry about your loss. I hope I can grow into such a POV in life.
     
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    ALMOST DONE!!!:zdrool: :yesnod: What a fiasco:willy_nilly:..what a mess:eek: ..and what a hard lesson learned:bang:

    Anyway, all's well that ends well. The aluminum I was able to reach (pretty much all of it) is now shining like new again!:whoop:

    Does anyone have any experience with S100 Polishing Soap? I'm thinking about using it on the polished aluminum to preserve it's shine. BUT...I do NOT want to use anything on this bike ever again until I know for sure it's the right stuff. I'm really "polished out" right now or I'd consider Zoop Seal products...maybe as a follow-up winter project.

    I just want to finish this now, get back out on the road and continue breaking in my new K9!

    Thanks again for all the positive input and encouragement! :2thumbs: :cheers:
     
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    For some reason... this just.... doesn't feel shocking!!!!:spank: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll: :roll:
     
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    The term ferrous is used to indicate the presence of iron. The word is derived from the Latin word ferrum (iron). Ferrous metals include steel and pig iron (which contain a few percent of carbon) and alloys of iron with other metals (such as stainless steel.)

    The term non-ferrous is used to indicate metals other than iron and alloys that do not contain an appreciable amount of iron. I.E. Aluminum, Copper, Brass etc.
     
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    Bueller .... Bueller..... Bueller......
     
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    Okay, what can be used to spray on and rinse off to clean up the bike for a quick put away? Is there something that can be safely and effectively on the engine and the bike (especially engine) with wrecking havoc?

    Thanks in advance for help, "T"
     
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    Here's probably the most popular one. BE CAREFUL spraying it around electrical connections! It'll corrode blacked-out engines under rubber boot covers if not rinsed off...had a bad experience using it on a Harley a few years back!:eek::bang: It had seeped under a rubber boot connector cover and "dissolved" the black wrinkle paint under there! Be sure to rinse it ALL off according to the instructions...do NOT let it sit on the bike beyond that time-frame:
    S100 Total Cycle Cleaner


    Here's another...this is the one I'm going to start using as soon as I can find it (may have to order it on-line)...comes highly recommended from classic car enthusiasts:
    P21S Total Auto Wash 1
     
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    ahhh, YOU WIN!:roll:
     
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    Hey, thanks a lot K9, I appreciate the reply, Ride On,

    "T"
     
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    I done the same thing with Eagle One chrome polish. Just spray on and rinse off. It didn't say anything about "DO NOT LET GET ON ALUMINUM". Because it did, splashed on the forward controls. Also the spray on and wash off wax will make chrome look spotted. I have had some good look with the wadding. Does anyone know of a good cleaner, NOT polish????
     
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    Lots of elbow grease, using PimpStixx and Mother's Billet Aluminum Polish, did it for me. But here are a couple more suggestions:

    P21S Total Auto Wash is German nobility in a spray bottle!

    Ultima Cycle Armor Aluminum Restore
     

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