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I recently picked up a leftover 2016 S Touring and while it's more or less spotless (has 20km on the clock when I took it for a test ride) the aluminum skidplate has a couple of spots and I was wondering anyone had any tips on techniques or products to remove them?

 

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I recently picked up a leftover 2016 S Touring and while it's more or less spotless (has 20km on the clock when I took it for a test ride) the aluminum skidplate has a couple of spots and I was wondering anyone had any tips on techniques or products to remove them?

That skidplate takes a lot of abuse over time. I could't get the dings and stains out to my satisfaction and instead just sprayed it with black Plastidip. Easy to touch up, and I like how it makes the part less visually dominant.
 

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For all the road tar they accumulate: Naphthalene. You can buy it by the gallon in any decent hardware store, and it will remove tar better than anything else. If you like paying a lot of money for things, they also sell it in smaller squeeze bottles for a 500% markup, but then it's called lighter fluid.
 

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That skidplate takes a lot of abuse over time. I could't get the dings and stains out to my satisfaction and instead just sprayed it with black Plastidip. Easy to touch up, and I like how it makes the part less visually dominant.


How does the plastidip hold up to the heat? Have any pictures?



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Brake cleaner.
 

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How does the plastidip hold up to the heat? Have any pictures?



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I’ll try to get better pix in the daylight, but this should give you the idea.

No problems with the heat that I have noticed. You can see if you look closely there’s a rock ding all the way through the color. That’s recent and will get touched up when the motivation returns.
 

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I’ll try to get better pix in the daylight, but this should give you the idea.

No problems with the heat that I have noticed. You can see if you look closely there’s a rock ding all the way through the color. That’s recent and will get touched up when the motivation returns.


Looks good, might have to do the same next oil change.


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Kerosene. You should buy it anyways and put in spray bottle as it's the best chain cleaner too.
 

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Kerosene. You should buy it anyways and put in spray bottle as it's the best chain cleaner too.
I actually find motul chain cleaner works best for me, but I do have some kero around from back when I used that to clean chains, I'll give it a try.

Thanks for all of the suggestions guys!
 

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I had the same issue with cleaning my skid plate. I tried a few things and one day I tried Mr. Clean magic eraser and it worked great. I would not use it on the fairings, but on the skid plate no issues that I seen.
 

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I have plans to polish mine to a mirror finish, so that it reflects the road, tire, etc. First have to sand it with 320 grit to get the brush marks out and then move up upwards to 1200 and then start with compound. Should look good with the red paint on the bike.
 
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