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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.
The hotrod fraternity may be able to add something, try The Jalopy Journal.
 

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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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maybe Meguiars clay bar youtube has a video on it Thats a maybe
 

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On matte finishes, I believe clay bar might be an issue. The more you wipe a matte finish the "shinier" it gets - meaning it gets darker. Is it possible that the dark spots you have are where you rubbed to remove something?
 
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