Old 27th November 2019, 04:20 PM #1
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Brake fluid damage

Just noticed my master cylinder has been leaking (probably for some time as havent driven the bike in a while) and there is a kind of a white streak mark in the fairing panel where the dot 4 has dripped down damaging the paintwork.
Short of bringing it to an expert or buying a new fairing is there any over the counter products that might work?
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Old 27th November 2019, 04:45 PM #2
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Re: Brake fluid damage

Try rubbing compound,T-cut or the like,before you panic.
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Old 27th November 2019, 04:47 PM #3
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Re: Brake fluid damage

Originally Posted by Rockster
Just noticed my master cylinder has been leaking (probably for some time as havent driven the bike in a while) and there is a kind of a white streak mark in the fairing panel where the dot 4 has dripped down damaging the paintwork.
Short of bringing it to an expert or buying a new fairing is there any over the counter products that might work?
If the damage isn't too deep, give it a rub with some rubbing
compound and then polish it using ordinary polish and wax.
If the damage is very slight, a very fine liquid abrasive like T-Cut
might do the job.

You can cut deeper into the paint or lacquer using a
fine wet paper, but you are getting into 'expert'
territory here.

edit: SoulX beat me to the draw :)

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Old 28th November 2019, 07:15 AM #4
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Thanks lads, much appreciated...
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Old 3rd December 2019, 08:36 PM #5
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Re: Brake fluid damage

I has some brake fluid damage, it got into a cut in my hand. Within days I was growing an extra finger. Had it removed- the surgeon described it as a very aggressive cancer. All gone now but lads, USE GLOVES.
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Re: Brake fluid damage

Originally Posted by sidecarwillie
I has some brake fluid damage, it got into a cut in my hand. Within days I was growing an extra finger. Had it removed- the surgeon described it as a very aggressive cancer. All gone now but lads, USE GLOVES.
Out of all the chemicals I have to deal with,brake fluid is the one I hate the most
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