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Offline Coastal59

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Care when cleaning the bike
« on: July 09, 2018, 08:05:24 PM »
The other day while cleaning the bike i mistakenly used a cheap cleaner that was cunningly disguised as muc off (My son uses it for cleaning his bike)
I applied as per Muc off and hosed the V down  :760: the engine casings were discolored and had streaks down em.. what a bastard. anyway i have used Tcut and have managed to restore the finish after much work . From now on i will make sure i have my glasses on next clean up.

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Re: Care when cleaning the bike
« Reply #1 on: July 09, 2018, 08:25:01 PM »
Before using MucOff you should rinse the bike thoroughly with water (hose it down) then apply MucOff when the bike is wet,  MucOff should then be completely rinsed off within 2 minutes before washing the bike down.

Following these guidelines should eliminate any marking to the bikes surfaces   :002:   

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Re: Care when cleaning the bike
« Reply #2 on: July 09, 2018, 08:44:49 PM »
Thats exactly what i did tyke , But this shite still tried its best to ruin the paint work!

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Re: Care when cleaning the bike
« Reply #3 on: July 09, 2018, 09:12:28 PM »
That's strange.....I've followed that process with MucOff for many years without any such problems, can't think why you have suffered this problem    :notsure: 

EDIT:  just wondering were the bikes engine casing hot, or maybe the ambient temperature was very hot   :question:   
« Last Edit: July 09, 2018, 09:14:37 PM by TYKE »
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Re: Care when cleaning the bike
« Reply #4 on: July 09, 2018, 09:48:05 PM »
Tyke, I think the problem arose because it wasn't MucOff but a wannabe.

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Re: Care when cleaning the bike
« Reply #5 on: July 09, 2018, 10:16:24 PM »
Yes , I have used Muc off as well with no probs ..but i put this crap on by mistake , I think its a pound shop special :125: My fault though .
I wonder what the engine finish is made from as it didn't effect the rest of the bike

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Re: Care when cleaning the bike
« Reply #6 on: July 10, 2018, 06:08:35 AM »
Aaaah, right.... senior moment here, I misunderstood your first post   :034:    :008:   

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Re: Care when cleaning the bike
« Reply #7 on: July 11, 2018, 10:24:53 AM »
Also don't forget T-Cut is abrasive and eventually you will take too many layers of lacquer off.
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Re: Care when cleaning the bike
« Reply #8 on: July 11, 2018, 11:53:28 PM »
Yes pickaxe I know but I had little choice ,  :125:

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Re: Care when cleaning the bike
« Reply #9 on: July 12, 2018, 03:28:02 AM »
Send my bike for a wash after a long dirty ride. After this wash, saw my engine cover lacquer was ruined.  :125:

No more shop washes. Safer to do at home with washing liquids we know. :006:
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