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post #1 of 4 (permalink) Old 11-26-2012, 06:38 AM Thread Starter
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Stains under the carb...

Recently purchased a "down and out" 2002 Bonnie. Many hours of detailing has made a pretty good looking bike. One area I can't seem to clean up.

At some point, the left hand carb puked fuel, probably for a long time. This has stained the silver paint on the top of the crankcase. I've tried carb cleaner, lacquer thinner, cleaner/wax, etc.

I'd prefer not to have to repaint, just to back it back to silver.

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Just a couple of days ago that silver paint finish was discussed and, according to Pieman in the post below, it stains very easily and it's virtually impossible to clean:

http://www.triumphrat.net/twins-talk...ml#post2430825
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I can confirm what Mike (Pieman) said. I have some brown staining from petrol I carelessly allowed to drip on to the top of my crankcase not realising I would be left with seemingly indelible staining. Nothing I've tried so far has made any impression on it.

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Thanks! Guess if it bothers me enough I'll repaint.
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