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Offline ERD2014

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Lower tank plastics
« on: July 01, 2016, 05:50:13 PM »
I've only had the bike a few days, and after 100miles I notice the black plastic at the base of the tank is already marking up. Does anyone have any suggestions/ products for removing the marks?

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Re: Lower tank plastics
« Reply #1 on: July 01, 2016, 06:21:41 PM »
Someone mentioned Wd40, but I use a carnauba wax to detail the whole bike,and it comes up like new.

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Re: Lower tank plastics
« Reply #2 on: July 01, 2016, 06:49:32 PM »
Thanks Rich. I have carnauba wax (and WD40) so I'll give both a go. I may even replace the plastic with carbon fibre if I can find anything that looks decent.

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Re: Lower tank plastics
« Reply #3 on: July 01, 2016, 07:08:33 PM »
That piece is made of soft rubberized plastic and is impossible to keep from scratching.

I used this to protect it and it also helps with tank grip:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/r-g-tank-traction-grips-for-bmw-s1000xr-15-16-6-piece-kit

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Re: Lower tank plastics
« Reply #4 on: July 01, 2016, 08:05:52 PM »
*Originally Posted by ERD2014 [+]
I've only had the bike a few days, and after 100miles I notice the black plastic at the base of the tank is already marking up. Does anyone have any suggestions/ products for removing the marks?

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I use autoglym vinyl and rubber care works a treat.
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Re: Lower tank plastics
« Reply #5 on: July 01, 2016, 08:16:03 PM »
*Originally Posted by GeekDroid [+]
That piece is made of soft rubberized plastic and is impossible to keep from scratching.

I used this to protect it and it also helps with tank grip:

http://www.twistedthrottle.com/r-g-tank-traction-grips-for-bmw-s1000xr-15-16-6-piece-kit

I'm not sure if I like the look of the R&G product. It's just a shame that the plastic marks so easily!

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Re: Lower tank plastics
« Reply #6 on: July 01, 2016, 08:17:12 PM »
*Originally Posted by Gazk [+]
I use autoglym vinyl and rubber care works a treat.

I think I have some of that stuff hidden in the garage, thanks for the tip.

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Re: Lower tank plastics
« Reply #7 on: July 01, 2016, 08:30:35 PM »
*Originally Posted by ERD2014 [+]
I'm not sure if I like the look of the R&G product. It's just a shame that the plastic marks so easily!

I'm not a fan of R&G products, to be honest. Someone posted a link to a carbon fibre company the other day, but I couldn't see this piece on their website. If they did this and the fuel cap surround, I'd be all over that!

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Re: Lower tank plastics
« Reply #8 on: July 01, 2016, 08:44:36 PM »
Yes, I think it was zero limits carbon that someone had mentioned on another thread. I'd like to get the fuel surround and lower tank piece from them as they seem to be very reasonable priced - especially compared to BMW HP!

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Re: Lower tank plastics
« Reply #9 on: July 01, 2016, 10:17:41 PM »
*Originally Posted by ERD2014 [+]
Yes, I think it was zero limits carbon that someone had mentioned on another thread. I'd like to get the fuel surround and lower tank piece from them as they seem to be very reasonable priced - especially compared to BMW HP!

Let us know what you find out please. Work has been flat out, so I've not had a chance to call during working hours.

 


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