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Offline Gogsyboy

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Cleaning pre silencer box properly
« on: November 03, 2019, 09:21:10 PM »
Hello
2017 MS 950 owner of a 2017 model and pleased to say after 7000 miles have had no issues. One minor annoyance I have had since picking the bike up when new was that the presilencer box underneath has always looked tarnished and grubby, even when it was brand new. I have tried cleaning with metal polish etc but it still looks tarnished which is a shame as the bike is immaculate. This is a minor issue but just wondered if anyone has any tips on how to give it a good clean /polish as all my attempts have had average results.
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Offline bmw_al

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Re: Cleaning pre silencer box properly
« Reply #1 on: November 03, 2019, 10:16:27 PM »
Yes - Harpic Power 10 Max bleach, in a black bottle - works a treat!

Offline Gogsyboy

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Re: Cleaning pre silencer box properly
« Reply #2 on: November 03, 2019, 10:51:29 PM »
Thanks for that- and heres me trying all kinds of metal polish etc.
Was yours the same? I was kind of disappointed in it being like that on a brand new bike, especially a Ducati which, if like me, getting a new one was a pretty special occasion. Thanks for the tip though.

Offline Ian_H

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Re: Cleaning pre silencer box properly
« Reply #3 on: November 03, 2019, 11:01:14 PM »
My results with Harpic PLus 10x + Scotchbrite




Offline Wassers

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Re: Cleaning pre silencer box properly
« Reply #4 on: November 04, 2019, 07:35:50 AM »
Nice job that Ian_H.

Hope you put some ACF50 on that area whilst you had the engine guard off.
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight

Offline bmw_al

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Re: Cleaning pre silencer box properly
« Reply #5 on: November 04, 2019, 10:17:23 AM »
Hi Gogsyboy - yes it was the same as the above photos, until power x10 plus a nylon scouring pad - doesn't take long or it didn't for me.  Remember to wash off any excess bleach and use the 'ol rubber........gloves!  I then finished mine with Autosol as although clean and rust free, the scrubbed bleach finish is a little dull.  Very satisfying session of elbow grease!  Good advise from Wassers too - just re-cleaned that area and used ACF50 to help protect against the winter onslaught...I also found that although the pipe has since discoloured (blue), it hasn't corroded again, so far, so I have only done the "bleach treat" once.  Get 'dem gloves on....
« Last Edit: November 04, 2019, 10:19:04 AM by ducati_al »

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Re: Cleaning pre silencer box properly
« Reply #6 on: November 04, 2019, 01:42:05 PM »
Think you may have inspired me to do mine Ducati_Al, although on second thoughts I am planning to change to a 950s in March.... so perhaps, maybe I shouldn't bother!   :084:  :164: :087:
Sometimes you need a really crooked road to get your head straight