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Removing Paint scrape on System Cases

During the ride to the Mungenast Motorcycle Museum in STL last weekend, I had gassed up and as I pulled away from the Fuel Island I scraped my left System Case against the Island...one of those old small town gas stations with the cement bulwarks on either end painted white about a hundred times.

It left an 8" long section of white paint on the System Case that proved very stubborn to remove. I tried: Car Wax, K&N Air Filter Cleaner Soap, WD-40, and some other cleaners in the Kitchen...nothing worked. Finally, I tried some old Brake Fluid...IT WORKED! I then cleaned off the Brake Fluid and it looks just fine again.

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Now you know why they say don't spill brake fluid on paintwork.
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If you'd used new brake fluid it would have come off even faster.
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I will keep this story in mind when parking anywhere near you, Dan..
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I will keep this story in mind when parking anywhere near you, Dan..
Your S is metalic Silver right?...silver stripes might look good on my Black System Cases.

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