Several cars and bikes in our office parking lot were recently speckled with an oil-based paint being applied on the roof of the building. My new GS has paint on the most of the horizontal surfaces, which are of various kinds of painted/upainted textured/smooth plastic/metal/mystery material. The painting contractor has hired an auto detailer/painter with a good local reputation to do the paint removal. Easy for cars, not so easy for bikes. The detailer told me he would carefully test each material with his paint removal chemicals to avoid damaging surfaces, and if there was damage, would re-paint. I'm leary of this approach, especially for the unpainted textured plastics (air intakes, mirrors, headlight, instruments, tail piece, seat, etc.), since I figure the new paint will look like crap in a few years, but I doubt the insurance company will want to buy me a bunch of new BMW parts. Note that this is liability insurance for a painting contractor, not auto insurance (don't know if that makes a difference). I think what I'd really like is a big fat check, but the detailer said he'd have to experiment first to see what it would cost to do the job. Has anyone had a similar experience or had to remove similar substances from these surfaces? I've been trying to come up with a name for my bike, and now all I can think of is Spot.