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Offline Desertaire

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Things Were Going Too Well
« on: October 14, 2013, 02:57:25 pm »
After 5 months and over 7000 miles, my Trophy is working so well, I decided to ride through a gallon bucket of wet paint on
the road. What a mess! There is paint I'll never be able to get
to.

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Re: Things Were Going Too Well
« Reply #1 on: October 14, 2013, 03:05:38 pm »
Ouch!! Sorry to hear that! Have you got the most off? Is it going to have to be an insurance claim for the paint work?

Any pics?
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Re: Things Were Going Too Well
« Reply #2 on: October 14, 2013, 04:16:54 pm »
 :114:  :005: Oooopppppppssss ! wish you can get rid of that! have you talked to your dealer? he might have a solution??
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Re: Things Were Going Too Well
« Reply #3 on: October 14, 2013, 05:19:14 pm »
I guess the obvious problem is that anything to remove paint..... will remove paint!!   :110:
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Re: Things Were Going Too Well
« Reply #4 on: October 14, 2013, 06:36:19 pm »
The thing is removing the bad paint and keeping the good paint...without scratching the good paint. So far so good. Lots
of Bug and Tar Remover and elbow grease. I've been working on
it for more than 5 hours already. The headers are going to be really though. The paint is really thick and baked on. Thanks for the replies...provides a break from rubbing and polishing.

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Re: Things Were Going Too Well
« Reply #5 on: October 14, 2013, 07:26:58 pm »
Daft question, but how are the tyres? Or more importantly, any on the breaks?
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Re: Things Were Going Too Well
« Reply #6 on: October 14, 2013, 09:11:41 pm »
Very sorry to hear about that, Desertaire.  'Goof Off' may work well on getting the paint off of the headers and other non-painted surfaces.
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Re: Things Were Going Too Well
« Reply #7 on: October 14, 2013, 09:22:13 pm »
The front tire some how stayed clean. The rear tire looks like a speckled robins egg. The center is clean so I guess that means
as I ride it will clean itself off. Luckily the brakes are clean. Now that all the cleaning is over with, all in all, it could have been a
lot worse.

 



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