Moto Grand Prix
Main Motorcycle: '02 CE Speedtona 955i
Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Buffalo, NY, San Francisco Expatriate
Gasoline can hurt the brilliance of the clear. It is actually better to let the gasoline evaporate rather than wiping it off, as wiping, even lightly, is more abrasive than the evaporating gasoline.
A good hand polish should bring the shine back, and then wax it. In the event that hand polishing doesn't bring it back, stop by an auto body repair or detail shop and have them hit the tank with a polishing wheel. You shouldn't need to color sand and buff for a gasoline spill, unless the clear is very old and very thin.
I have no spur
To prick the sides of my intent, but only
Vaulting ambition, which o'erleaps itself
And falls on the other. -Macbeth knew I.VII