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Halps
Aug 26th, 2014, 01:58 PM
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!

Jarhead0754
Aug 26th, 2014, 02:42 PM
Maybe ultimate quick detailer followed by ultimate wax or spray wax.

davey g-force
Aug 26th, 2014, 03:07 PM
Do you have any pics of the surfaces you're talking about?

I'm thinking a wash, clay and cleaner wax..

Halps
Aug 26th, 2014, 04:12 PM
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.

davey g-force
Aug 26th, 2014, 06:09 PM
The painted plastic, I would definitely wash, clay and cleaner wax.

The "semi coarse strip" - is that painted?

Halps
Aug 28th, 2014, 04:45 PM
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".

davey g-force
Aug 28th, 2014, 06:04 PM
Try a warteless or rinseless wash such as UWWA, D114, or D115.