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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 06-19-2014, 03:38 PM Thread Starter
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Cool Hey newbie here !!! 2006 f4

Hey guys new to this forum and all it's rules so please take It easy on me, have been reading tons and tons of threads on everything and u guys are the best !!!!! Before I ask a question I usually look here cause I don't want to ask something stupid but haven't seen anything on this, first my name is john and I'm in south jersey and got my F4 used with about 6500 miles been cleaning here for about a week now, changed the oil and coolant and used both agip fluids, my questions is how to clean the black shown in the picture ???? Again thanks for all ur wisdom guys and I hope I can fit right in with the family !!!!!!
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Welcome to the forum! I just use regular car wash soap. Also, post more pix of the bike.

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Welcome to the forum John,can't pronounce your forum name lol.Yes,hot soapy water on the swingarm.


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Hey guys thanks !!!! waiting for my pictures in my gallery to go through the approval process so they should be up soon and my name is devil in disguise and also should the piece in the picture always look faded ?? I'll try the water and soap just wanted to make sure
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After washing I puzzled for ages on how to hide any flaws on that finish. Finally tried AUTOGLYM VINYL & RUBBER CARE, yes I know it's not vinyl or rubber, but it brings the finish up nicely and masks any flaws, it's also very easy to use.
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Hey guys thanks !!!! waiting for my pictures in my gallery to go through the approval process so they should be up soon and my name is devil in disguise and also should the piece in the picture always look faded ?? I'll try the water and soap just wanted to make sure
Yes,it's a Matt finish.Also it is a very coarse finish so if you rub a dry rag over it the lint gets stuck in the grain and looks crap.Thats why I use a sponge and hot soapy water.Keep water away from your rear hub lol.Thats another story.


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Thanks I'll deff try using that product and see how it goes
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welcome to the forum man where in south jersey are you? i am in ocean county hard to find any f4 owners around here
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Thanks I'll deff try using that product and see how it goes
You might want to start with touching up your swing arm with a little paint
you seem to have a few minor scuffs like I did. I used a size 0 brush and matt black Hammerite smooth finish paint. It is a tough paint and a semi grey/black. By using a fine brush you only need to touch up the exact area, thus any mismatch in colour by the time you use the the Autoglym product will hardly be visible.

I would recommend spraying the Autoglym vinyl care up close on to a soft cloth to apply it. This way there is no over spray on the bike, and if the cloth is pale in colour you will know when to change the cloths surface area when dirty, because this stuff will lift out dirt.

I also use it on all the bikes black plastic area's and the rear vinyl seat and rubber bits, vinyl hose etc. Obviously not on your tyres, although I have used it on tyre walls before. If you do use it on your passenger seat(that's if you have one) you must remove it using hot soapy water before you take a pillion for a ride as it is slippery.

This is the product: http://www.amazon.co.uk/Autoglym-500...rubber+cleaner

If you can't get Autoglm products in the USA, any rubber/viyl product may well work just as well. I use to use ArmorAll: http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/1x-ArmorAl...p2054897.l5674

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Congrats and welcome to the forum,from one newbie to another.

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