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How To Keep The Black Parts Black???

Anybody got a way to keep the black-parts black. As you can see in the picture, everything's got some kind of white crap on it. It might be oxidization or hardness from the water...never-the-less, how the hell do you guys keep these parts looking good??


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Do you live near the ocean or does your bike get left outside...
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Do you live near the ocean or does your bike get left outside...
I live on the Big Island of Hawaii...surrounded by ocean. I just bought a house 2 months ago so now it is garaged every night (last couple years it just had a bike cover on it.) This is my daily driver so it does get wet every now and then. I try to clean it every weekend now that I have a place where I can take care of it.

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This might sound stupid.... But have u thought of the home depot rubber spray stuff? We us it around the water troughs an such. Holds up real well against well water

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This might sound stupid.... But have u thought of the home depot rubber spray stuff? We us it around the water troughs an such. Holds up real well against well water
Nope, never thought of that. But, me with a spray-can of rubber in my hand...probably not the best idea, lol !

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This might sound stupid.... But have u thought of the home depot rubber spray stuff? We us it around the water troughs an such. Holds up real well against well water
I don't know about that stuff. Just make sure it doesn't make the rubber soft. I use a product from Mothers called back to black and I use it on all the black parts of the bike. In my opinion it is the best.



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After I wash my bike I usually put WD40 on all the metal bits....

not the brake disks though...
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Gonna go buy some Black to Black today...hope Walmart sells it. I already have Armorall and WD40 so I'll try all 3 and see what works where.

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It's probably from sitting outside. Same reason plastic headlights on cars get foggy after a while of being near the ocean. Once you clean it, and keep it inside now, it should be fine. My bike sat outside with no cover when I lived right on the beach on windward side of Oahu, literally could throw a rock in the water. After about a month or two I moved into a house with a garage and I used Back To Black on all my black parts and they look brand new. Some of the plastic trim pieces were faded pretty bad too. That stuff is awesome.

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Its "Back to black". also try the new Turtle wax product for black painted surfaces.
Iv been using it & I'm very pleased with it.




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It's probably from sitting outside. Once you clean it, and the fact that it stays inside now, it should be fine. My bike sat outside with no cover when I lived right on the beach on windward side of Oahu, literally could throw a rock in the water. After about a month or two I moved into a house with a garage and I used Back To Black on all my black parts and they look brand new. Some of the plastic trim pieces were faded pretty bad too. That stuff is awesome.
Yeah no doubt that white crap is corrosion, Only sure way to get rid of it is to move to TX, LOL
Seriously you gotta limit the time the bike is exposed to the elements.
Being on the island cant be helping you.




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Yeah no doubt that white crap is corrosion, Only sure way to get rid of it is to move to TX, LOL
Seriously you gotta limit the time the bike is exposed to the elements.
Being on the island cant be helping you.
Damn it! You got me there. The problem in Texas though is that the sun will bake it!

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