Triple Black Paint Work

Discussion in 'Parallel Universe' started by 990, Sep 2, 2012.

  1. 990

    990 Krap To Maintain

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    Does anybody have any ideas on how to clean the paint work on the triple black? Everytime I wipe the (shiny part on the shroud and above the battery) it leaves a mark. I even bought a special cloth but its driving me crazy, you wipe it and the mark comes off and then you look at it from another angle and its back:eek1 I think I might have a cleaning disorder:D
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  2. GH41

    GH41 Been here awhile

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    The dealer probably wiped it down with some sort of liquid one step cleaner/ wax. Wash it with Dawn dish washing liquid. Dawn will remove anything they put on it. For protection apply a quality synthetic sealer that won't leave white residue on the mat parts. Get it from someone that details upper end cars. All you will use is 5-6 drops for the bike. I bought a 16oz bottle of Wolfgang sealant 5 years ago and have used it take care of 3 cars. I have only used a third of in 5 years. GH
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  3. jessehere

    jessehere Ridin'

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    Get a Harley
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  4. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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  5. 990

    990 Krap To Maintain

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    I'm not THAT worried about it:lol3 and I'm not old enough for a Harley in SA we say " Harlie kak van die pad af" or take the sh*t off the road:lol3:lol3
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  6. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    modder beteken karakter :D

    jou fiets is nogsteeds nuut.... n paar weke... hy gaan val... en dan jy sal nie bekommerd wies oor krape

    ek vaas dieselfde... en nou... russe ouens en hamers kan op my fiets werk :lol3

    [​IMG]
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  7. Jeff4155

    Jeff4155 Adventurer

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    Die Triple Black is moeilik om skoon te hou, gebruik Meguires, werk op HD's en BMW's....
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  8. Loutre

    Loutre Cosmopolitan Adv

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    and now again in english so that I can have a good laugh too? :huh
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  9. Motorfiets

    Motorfiets Long timer

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    :rofl
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  10. 990

    990 Krap To Maintain

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    Use google translate :lol3 The other dude says when your bike is new you keep it clean after a few tumbles you don't mind some russians man handeling it:D
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  11. PatrickM

    PatrickM Been here awhile

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    Does Pledge work?
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  12. 990

    990 Krap To Maintain

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    All sorted - took a fall in the pouring rain and mud on a trip from Port St Johns to Kei Mouth. Thats what happens when you ride 95/5 road/offroad tyres in the mud:lol3:lol3. Just got an e-mail from the headman in that area thanking me for ploughing the lands for him:lol3:lol3:lol3. Not impressed with the gear lever (quite bent) luckily I had mx type boots on or I would have had a gear lever in my leg. Another GS 800 just started running on one cylinder on day two its still under warranty and BM say its got no compression on the one cylinder, still waiting to see what they say.......
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