the dash ? area around gauges , best cleanup techniques ?

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by planohog, Aug 24, 2009.

  1. planohog

    planohog Member

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    The area around the radio/speedometer/tach and other guages, what is a good cleaning technique for that area.. ( i feel like this is a no water hose zone )
    Thanks in advance --Chino
     
  2. jerrybombard

    jerrybombard Active Member

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    Give Pledge a try. Seems to work everplace I've tried it. Cleans the handlebard controls great.
     
  3. planohog

    planohog Member

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    I didnt want to gue up my CD player, I need to try it to make sure it works first..
     
  4. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    You're right, that's a no hose zone for me. I use a damp sponge around the gauge faces. Every few months, I use a damp painbrush around the radio buttons. Then a light armorall or back to black on the inner fairing surfaces.
     
  5. Mavagrand

    Mavagrand Senior Member

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    I actually just wash it with soap and water like the rest of the bike and rinse it with the hose, just a gentle stream. It is designed for and fully capable of dealing with wet weather so I don't worry about it and never had any issues. Just don't use a strong stream of water. I do use armor all on the black parts every couple of months.
     
  6. 03classic

    03classic Junior Member

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    I use a damp cloth and I got this neat detail brush at the local parts store that has a rubber point to get around all the edges.
     
  7. robertc

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    I place a towel over the inner fairing and gauges when I wash the bike. I'll then use the wet towel (get as much water out as possible) to clean the inner fairing. It helps to keep water from seeping into the places I don't want to get to wet.
     
  8. whatyardwork

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    Pledge works good.I dont spray the inner fairing with it, I spray it on a clean terry clothe and apply.Soap and water is fine but having kept a couple of bikes for a long time Ive learned to keep the hose away from electronics.Remember, the inner fairing is painted{flat black matte} and does need protection from the sun.
    The silicone in pledge/armor all wil achieve this.Soap and water will not.
     
  9. cavs1429

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    Spray Cleaner Bike Polish - 14 oz from CruiserCustomizing Part Number: TR-53-0396 its cheap and its the best cleaner polish ive ever used on every thing just spray and polish off.:s
     
  10. glider

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    Pledge it! :D