SOTP Vintage Series
Main Motorcycle: The one between my legs
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Upstate NY
Other Motorcycle: A few
Extra Motorcycle: Yes
Never heard of anything like this. Is the bike original? I'm wondering if the bike had been stripped at some time and the stripper not totally neutralized. Knew a guy with a nice '55 pickup that he had tank stripped. After repainting the truck the stripper kept leaching out of welded seams and needless to say, lifted the new paint.
Was the bike in a flood? Maybe you have something inside the frame that keeps leaching out from moisture in the air.
I am not a fan of pressure washing a bike. I do it, but I like to think I know what I'm doing (more than one may argue that point). But, you could pressure wash those areas and see if it does not flush out what ever it is that is causing this.
You said is bubbled with the spray cleaner. But I said it should bubble with baking soda if it is acid. If baking soda had no reaction, then it is not an acid.
I'm starting to lean towards the bike being possessed.
You don't call it Christine by any chance, do you?
Last edited by Snakeoil; 05-11-2012 at 10:12 PM.
Reason: Can't speel, can't thimk either