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Just wanted to know if others have had problems cleaning this textured plastic. Had some type of grease on the plastic, impossible to wipe off, used paint thinner but Im worried I might damage the plastic using it too much. What do you recommend for cleaning plastics like this?
 

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I would try a cleaner or degreaser first and would definitely not use paint thinner at all. Worst case it will desolve off by itself with normal washing eventually. Good luck.
 

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WD 40

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Do you guys get CT18 in the US? It's awesome. I use it to clean my DRZ400E after dirt rides. It's so awesome you barely have to touch the bike with a sponge or brush.

You just spray this stuff on, leave it there for about 30min and hose it off.
 

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that username must be the strongest clue

There is this amazing product in Australia that gets tar off paintwork really easily -- and used neat is what the local council uses for removing graffiti from paintwork, bricks and roads.
The manufacturer is Lanotec and the product is called Citra-Force.
It is an industrial strength, water soluble, biodegradable natural citrus cleaner and degreaser.
Start with a well diluted strength and if it needs to be increased just do that . Test an inconspicuous area of paint on your bike first of course.
see Lanotec | home

It's a specialist product and I had to go to a industrial supplier to get it.
 

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I use S100 spray for all my motorcycle cleanings. It works wonders. Just spray it all over your bike and hose it off in a minute. You'll be surprised how clean your bike will look. I buy this spray in a HD dealership around the corner, they always have it. A $10 bottle will last for 2-3 months.
 

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textured plastic

Just wanted to know if others have had problems cleaning this textured plastic...
When I waxed my new truck for the first time ten years ago I made the mistake of getting some onto the textured plastic wheel-well trim. There was nothing I could do to get that off. Tried detergents, high-pressure spray, etc. It took several years to finally weather off on its own.
 

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When I waxed my new truck for the first time ten years ago I made the mistake of getting some onto the textured plastic wheel-well trim. There was nothing I could do to get that off. Tried detergents, high-pressure spray, etc. It took several years to finally weather off on its own.
Again WD 40 and a small brass detail brush. When I wax my truck I tape off all the plastic so I don't have to mess with the dried on wax.
 

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When I waxed my new truck for the first time ten years ago I made the mistake of getting some onto the textured plastic wheel-well trim. There was nothing I could do to get that off. Tried detergents, high-pressure spray, etc. It took several years to finally weather off on its own.
Or smooth peanut butter works too. Sirius.:yesnod:
 

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I use MOTUL wash and wax in a can on all of my bike it's great.
Gets everything off.
 

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That's the one I got mine in a pack of three at the auto parts store.

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I don't think so. You can also get dedicated black plastic cleaner from any auto parts place or online.
I've bought the stuff from Griot's that works good but pricey

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WD 40 sounds good except I worry that it would leave a oily residue and attract dust, the other suggestions Im not familiar with but will check with the local auto parts store or Wal Mart. Thanks all for the info.
 

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There are a lot of citrus based cleaners that do a good job of getting oil and wax residue off. One thing I have found works pretty well on textured surfaces for lighter cleaning and to protect them is Mothers Back to Black (auto cleaning supplies aisle). It works well on pretty much any non-painted plastic surface, textured or not. It can also be used for heavier cleaning, but may take a few rounds of application and buffing.
 
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