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post #1 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-02-2017, 12:57 PM Thread Starter
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Up to now so pleased with this little gem, I'm no mechanic but to take hugger off to clean around swing arm so easy, 4 allan screws good quality with plastic washers, swing arm nice forged alloy, plastic want take polish and drying with white smears so tried smooth peanut butter `see youtube` buffed up after looks good, d+a
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post #2 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-04-2017, 01:11 PM
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Good to hear that you're enjoying the G310R! Are you saying peanut butter is a good fairing polish? I've never heard of that before and have no idea how effective that would be.
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post #3 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-05-2017, 10:36 AM
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I'm definitely gonna need to see what you mean by white smears and how you utilized peanut butter to fix it. There doesn't seem to be a youtube link so I'm not too sure if you tried to embed it or not lol
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post #4 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-08-2017, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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No smooth peanut butter don't leave white smears on plastic parts as polish does, having said that I tried waterless polish on plastic and seems ok when buffed, sorry to sound sad but do more cleaning than riding while its wet out !
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post #5 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-08-2017, 10:32 AM Thread Starter
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I don't think plastic parts of the bike buff up after wax polish as the paint work does, pure chance on youtube just typed how to clean plastic parts on the bike, I did try waterless polish on the same plastic and seems to buff up ok with that factory finish look,
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post #6 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-09-2017, 12:28 PM
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Typically you would leave polish strictly for painted surfaces. For the plastics and all of that, some quick spray wax would do the trick. Spray a sufficient amount and wipe with a microfiber and it'll look real good.
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post #7 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-13-2017, 11:55 PM
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I used to do the peanut butter but the squirrels were vicious and relentless. Just picture me with an angry pack (herd?, flock?) of those bastards on my tail. It wasn't pretty.
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post #8 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-15-2017, 10:57 AM
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Never thought about that one. As cute as they are, they get real antsy real quick and when they want something... they definitely ain't giving up haha!

What have you been using opposed to the peanut butter in that case?
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post #9 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 08:58 AM Thread Starter
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I had the same probs with dogs !!!!
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post #10 of 10 (permalink) Old 06-19-2017, 09:00 AM Thread Starter
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Yip waterless spray is fine for plastics.
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