Cleaning the black engine casing?

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Cruiser4, Mar 23, 2009.

  1. Cruiser4

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    I was wondering what other Harley riders used to clean the matt black parts of their engine casing (if applicable) without using soap and water, the water where i live has too much lime scale and makes twice the work trying to remove it from the chrome after. I also made the fatal mistake of accidentally wiping some chrome cleaner onto the black which now looks permanent?

    What do you guys use?:help
     
  2. hogsteeth

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    S100 Engine Brite
     
  3. M' one.

    M' one. Active Member

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    S100 Engine Brite.
     
  4. Cruiser4

    Cruiser4 Member

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    Thanks guys, i'll try the S100. I have to say, i thought you were joking about the Pig Spit until i googled it. :newsmile106:
     
  5. UglyJohn

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    I guess I'll try the S100. I have been using Simple Green since 1997! . Seems to work very well. I'm always ready to try something else. Anyone else ever use Simple Green or is there something I don't know about. Which wouldn't surprise me any. :D
    Ugly John
     
  6. DavHJ

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    Mr. Clean's Magic Eraser works verry good on the wrincle finish.
     
  7. Banjo bob

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    I've never used S100 total motorcycle cleaner, which is the best or easiest to use, aerosol or trigger spray :shock
     
  8. hogsteeth

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    Get the trigger spray. If you like it, get the 1 gallon size and refill the trigger spray bottle. The simple green and S100 total cycle cleaner are cleaners, the S100 engine brite is a detail spray for after you clean...spray it on the black cast parts and it brings back the showroom black again.
    Bob
     
  9. williamf57

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    You also might want to invest in a good water filter to put on your outside tap as this should filter impurities out keeping spotting and deposits down.
     
  10. Irish Hog

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    S100 Engine Brite. This is the stuff...