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Engine degreaser removes more than grease...

So.... I had this crud around the motor, in the front. I figure, "hey, let's try that engine greaser we got in the garage." well, it did such a great job I sprayed some around the stator cover ect... BAD MOVE
Also tried it on the black crud on the back rim. again, BAD IDEA
The degreaser sat for maybe 3 min. Turns out, 3 min. too long.....
It ate the finish off the covers....not all of it, just bits and pieces of it here and there. Looks like hell, same deal on the rear rim.
Moral of the story..... doing it the right way isn't always the easy way.....
or maybe, the easy way isn't always the right way...... dunno......
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Now that your a member of this group I am surprised you did not ask us first about spraying that crap on your bike.....

We could have told you .....

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PS. I ended up yanking off the "Kawasaki" plates of both covers and polishing the covers ... Looks alot nicer I thought anyway.

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Now that your a member of this group I am surprised you did not ask us first about spraying that crap on your bike.....

We could have told you .........
I had a moment of weakness....
But doing a quick search here didn't turn up any negativity toward degreaser...
so, mine is a cautionary tale to any newbs that might want to try it.

I think I'll try to find some matching touch-up paint for now..............
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