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Offline Nick_2112

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Degreasing Matt Paint
« on: May 10, 2020, 11:00:36 PM »
Hi, I've searched but can't find an answer to this:

What would you use to safely clean/degrease the matt painted tank in order to fit the tank pad?
If it were gloss paint, isopropyl alcohol was suggested, I have no experience with matt paint and don't want to damage the finish as it's a friends bike.


Offline UncleGary

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Re: Degreasing Matt Paint
« Reply #1 on: May 11, 2020, 01:22:53 AM »
Isopropyl is fairly gentle as solvents go. Any modern automotive finish should be OK. Since it evaporates quite quickly you can see some haze but the surface should be good to apply the tank pad. If there is haze nearby after the tank pad is applied just wipe it away with your usual cleaner wax. Cheers.

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Re: Degreasing Matt Paint
« Reply #2 on: May 11, 2020, 05:28:25 AM »
I would just use methylated spirit, in fact I did.


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