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Cleaning a 2014 Ducati Monster 796 (plastic tank)

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  • Cleaning a 2014 Ducati Monster 796 (plastic tank)

    What would you recommend to clean the plastic tank/rear cowl?

    Looking for something that would add protection as well as clean the surface and possibly remove blemishes (bugs, fingerprints, etc).


    Thanks!

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    Maybe ultimate quick detailer followed by ultimate wax or spray wax.

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      Re: Cleaning a 2014 Ducati Monster 796 (plastic tank)

      Do you have any pics of the surfaces you're talking about?

      I'm thinking a wash, clay and cleaner wax..
      Originally posted by Blueline
      I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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        Re: Cleaning a 2014 Ducati Monster 796 (plastic tank)

        Sadly no pics of the surface, it's a glossy painted finish (again plastic) on the sides of the tank, and a semi coarse strip that rolls up the middle towards the triple clamp and around the ignition.

        I did use Quick detailer today, I know it won't provide any real protection, but it cleaned the plastic VERY well, will give it a bit to cure. Didn't use too much, just enough and used a light sweeping motion, drying all parts.

        Not too well versed in plastics.

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          Re: Cleaning a 2014 Ducati Monster 796 (plastic tank)

          The painted plastic, I would definitely wash, clay and cleaner wax.

          The "semi coarse strip" - is that painted?
          Originally posted by Blueline
          I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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            Re: Cleaning a 2014 Ducati Monster 796 (plastic tank)

            Yes! It is a lighter black, almost greyish color, than the tank itself, which is matte black.

            Washing is difficult as my condo association does not allow "WASHING OF VEHICLES".

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            • #7
              Re: Cleaning a 2014 Ducati Monster 796 (plastic tank)

              Try a warteless or rinseless wash such as UWWA, D114, or D115.
              Originally posted by Blueline
              I own a silver vehicle and a black vehicle owns me. The black one demands attention, washing, detailing, waxing and an occasional dinner out at a nice restaurant. The silver one demands nothing and it looks just fine. I think the black vehicle is taking advantage of me, and the silver car is more my style. We can go out for a drive without her makeup and she looks fine. If I want to take the black one out, it is three or four hours in the "bathroom" to get ready.

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