Transmission Cover

Discussion in 'Sportster Models' started by Smooth Air, Jun 1, 2010.

  1. Smooth Air

    Smooth Air Member

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    Another question...What can you use to clean the stock transmission cover and get oil and gas off of it?

    Smooth Air
     
  2. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    simichrome and a lot of love:D
     
  3. Smooth Air

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    Thanks, Jack. Appreciate the info.
     
  4. vpats

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    uh .. he forgot to tell you about elbow grease and rags, lotsa rags. However, once you get it done, its not hard to keep the cases that way, and polished aluminium is just plum pretty.
     
  5. Jack Klarich

    Jack Klarich Expert Member

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    You got me:D
     
  6. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Most alum. covers are clear coated. If your rag with compound on it doesn't immediately turn very black, it is clear coated, and polishing will take forever.
     
  7. vpats

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    I'm not sure I've ever seen coated Harley cases, other than those painted jobs. My 97 1200 has the polished cases and I have to spend a few hours each month keeping them shinny.
     
  8. fin_676

    fin_676 Experienced Member Staff Member Moderator Contributor

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    My sportsters had clear laquer on the engine cases primary,gearcase etc after a number of years use corrosion got under the clear and it looked like spider webs on the engine covers so i removed the laquer with a gel paint stripper and can now spend many happy hours polishing the cases

    Brian