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Old 11-20-2014, 01:50 PM   #1
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Removing WD40 from body panels in spring

I've read a bit about using WD40 to protect bike from rust so I sprayed down my Ural from end to end with WD40 using their wide spray can. Now I'm wondering what will be the best way to remove it come spring. The panels now have a dull finish from the coating. Will it just clean off using bike wash soap? Is leaving it on until spring likely to make it hard to remove or to damage the paint finish?
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Old 11-20-2014, 01:56 PM   #2
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Use something orange or something green.
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:46 PM   #3
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Simple Green or Citrus cleaner?
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Old 11-20-2014, 09:48 PM   #4
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:07 PM   #5
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70% isopropyl works well too. All of the above (isopropyl too) will wreak havoc on any wax. After you clean add a fresh coat...
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Old 11-20-2014, 10:23 PM   #6
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I've read a bit about using WD40 to protect bike from rust so I sprayed down my Ural from end to end with WD40 using their wide spray can. Now I'm wondering what will be the best way to remove it come spring. The panels now have a dull finish from the coating. Will it just clean off using bike wash soap? Is leaving it on until spring likely to make it hard to remove or to damage the paint finish?
Next year, consider Boeshield T-9. I use it in/on my salt water boat.
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Old 11-21-2014, 12:13 AM   #7
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Spray it on, leave, wipe it off next year. Can spray it again before wiping to make it a bit easier to polish up.
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Old 11-21-2014, 04:54 AM   #8
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Next year, consider Boeshield T-9. I use it in/on my salt water boat.
+1, use the wd-40 for something else and get some Boeshield.
In the spring you'll just need a quick wipe-down with a dry rag.
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Old 11-21-2014, 08:58 AM   #9
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+1 for Dawn. Works like a charm. I don't like simple green or orange as it's not very gentle on aluminum IMO
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Old 11-21-2014, 11:50 AM   #10
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Boeshield T-9, ACF50, CorrosionX are all aircraft industry products that do a better job at stopping corrosion than WD-40.

What's WD-40 best for?...look at the name--it is the inventor's 40th attempt at a water displacing product.
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Old 11-24-2014, 03:12 PM   #11
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Interesting comment about WD-40, PT Rider. I looked it up on Wikipedia and read the story. Rocket-science! (Sort of...)
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