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    Any tips for removing water stains?
    on: June 22, 2022, 02:49:23 pm
    June 22, 2022, 02:49:23 pm
    Hey everyone!
    After 7.000km my engine cases have some faint water marks from rain, pot holes etc.
    I tried washing it thoroughly at first
    with water and a sponge and dried it with a microfiber cloth… but no change.
    I tried WD40 after reading about it on the internet… nothing.
    I tried washing it with MucOff… and guess what? No change  :019:
    So I think that if I keep rubbing and applying things, I might damage the paint.
    To clarify, it has dried up watermarks and hard water stains that seem to have been baked on the engine.
    It is only visible from up close and under direct sunlight.
    Not a problem yet
    But I don’t want to let it accumulate any further.
    Thanks in advance!



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    Re: Any tips for removing water stains?
    Reply #1 on: June 22, 2022, 02:57:54 pm
    June 22, 2022, 02:57:54 pm

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    Re: Any tips for removing water stains?
    Reply #2 on: June 24, 2022, 11:35:28 am
    June 24, 2022, 11:35:28 am
    I would try to use some polish wax to remove it.

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    Re: Any tips for removing water stains?
    Reply #3 on: June 24, 2022, 02:46:35 pm
    June 24, 2022, 02:46:35 pm
    Thanks for the info!
    Is it ok to apply polishing wax on parts that get hot?
    I haven’t use it before so I have no idea…

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    Re: Any tips for removing water stains?
    Reply #4 on: June 24, 2022, 02:50:00 pm
    June 24, 2022, 02:50:00 pm
    Just let it cool down before applying anything.

    The polishing wax will be mostly wiped off when polishing the surface.

    In a wash box, you would also apply wax to any part of the motorcycle using the high pressure cleaner in some program part (at least in the self service wash boxes I use every time), that also does no harm to hot parts.
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    Re: Any tips for removing water stains?
    Reply #5 on: June 24, 2022, 02:59:04 pm
    June 24, 2022, 02:59:04 pm
    Thanks for the help!
    I will try it on my next wash!
    Time to order some wax  :002:

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    Re: Any tips for removing water stains?
    Reply #6 on: June 24, 2022, 04:37:44 pm
    June 24, 2022, 04:37:44 pm
    Water spots are hard to remove once they appear. If a simple wash and rinse w/distilled water doesn't remove them you will most like need to buff them off.

    I ceramic coated my bike after seeing the benefits on the cars.

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    Re: Any tips for removing water stains?
    Reply #7 on: June 24, 2022, 07:13:35 pm
    June 24, 2022, 07:13:35 pm
    Before using any abrasive polishes, I would try a slightly less abrasive synthetic detailing clay like Mother's Speed Clay, Meguiar's Quik Clay, etc. Don't be tempted by the cheap Amazon bricks of blue clay wrapped in plastic.  You could also try a traditional clay rather than synthetic, but I find the synthetics to be much easier to work with, and a better deal since they can be cleaned and used many times. For clay lube I use Optimum No Rinse Wash & Shine (ONR), which is also what I use for washing my bike, much better than the bucket and hose method in my opinion.

    If clay didn't get it, I would move up to an "All-in-one" or "cleaner" wax, you definitely shouldn't need a serious polish or compound to remove it. Once you have it cleaned up, a good paint sealant or ceramic coating can help keep you from dealing with the same issue in the future.

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    Re: Any tips for removing water stains?
    Reply #8 on: June 24, 2022, 07:19:49 pm
    June 24, 2022, 07:19:49 pm
    Just to be clear. Do what patgm said. Not sure clay will work but never tried that on a water spot.

    I should have been clearer. Use polish not compound + DA but like patgm said start w/the least aggressive method. Doubt you will need more than that.

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    Re: Any tips for removing water stains?
    Reply #9 on: June 24, 2022, 07:46:38 pm
    June 24, 2022, 07:46:38 pm
    I found Meguiar’s quik clay kit and I will order it probably next week.
    I will be back with the results!
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