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post #1 of 12 (permalink) Old 03-31-2019, 07:19 PM Thread Starter
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Hello all! I've got a 2013 XC in Nuclear Sunset Suade (orange). I'm having a difficult time getting some dark spots off the paint and I was wondering what you guys that have this matte orange are using to clean your bikes? Any experienced pointers would be appreciated...

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Hello all! I've got a 2013 XC in Nuclear Sunset Suade (orange). I'm having a difficult time getting some dark spots off the paint and I was wondering what you guys that have this matte orange are using to clean your bikes? Any experienced pointers would be appreciated...
Victory makes a suede/flat cleaner I think.
When I had my flat black '59 Chrysler I used to wash it in warm water as warm as you can tolerate and mix some kerosene in with the water.
Old school painters tell me the kerosene feeds the flat paint without making it glossy like waxes can.
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You might also consider trying Harley Davidson's Denim Paint cleaner. Easily found at any Harley dealership. I would test it in an inconspicuous area though.
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I use windex. Just make sure its ammonia free/safe for window tint. No issues. Does a pretty good job with bugs also.

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I picked up both the Harley denim cleaner and the non-ammonia Windex. I'll try them both and report back my results.

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I picked up both the Harley denim cleaner and the non-ammonia Windex. I'll try them both and report back my results.
kero too cheap is it😀

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Another vote for Windex, been using it for four years.

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So, I tried Windex and the Harley suede cleaner (see pic) with no noticeable difference. There are places where the paint just appears to be stained and nothing seems to get those out. Not sure what else to try, but I'll keep looking.
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Vicbaggers Tarzanz handlebars
Thrush modded exhaust
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Avon grips and Avon shifter pegs
Kuryakyn Liberator highway pegs with stirrups
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maybe Meguiars clay bar youtube has a video on it Thats a maybe

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maybe Meguiars clay bar youtube has a video on it Thats a maybe
Thanks! I'll check it out!

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