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raycopper

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Military Paint
« on: July 27, 2010, 05:48:44 PM »
Hi everyone, new here.

I am very close to ordering a red C5 here in the UK. The dealer however has a Military in stock & I could be tempted. Can someone tell me how easy it is to keep Military paintwork clean? Can you polish it without losing the matte look?

Ray
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Re: Military Paint
« Reply #1 on: July 28, 2010, 12:12:24 AM »
Welcome aboard raycopper.

 Keeping my military's paint clean is easy.
Honestly I've only ever washed it twice otherwise the rain handles that chore for me.

 A bit of wax on the bright works and the occasional spray of LPS where rust is likely to start forming is all it takes.

 The low maintenance finish was just one factor in my decision to get the military.

 

 
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Military Paint
« Reply #2 on: July 28, 2010, 01:30:09 AM »
Wash? A MILITARY?? Just hose it all with WD-40 and wipe .... It will have a lusterous sheen - but not too bright, it will smell good and it will never rust .....  ;)
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Re: Military Paint
« Reply #3 on: July 28, 2010, 02:56:27 AM »
If I had a do over, I would trade my BR Green for OD Military Green for ez of maintenance.
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Re: Military Paint
« Reply #4 on: July 28, 2010, 03:06:32 AM »
 Yes Sir.

Took it to the do it yourself car wash to pressure wash the mud out.

The automatic drive through would not admit motorcycles  ;D
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

REA #136

"TIMEX", the '06 Iron Barrel Military that takes me everywhere I want to go... and some places I shouldn't.

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Re: Military Paint
« Reply #5 on: July 28, 2010, 11:26:08 AM »
The automatic drive through would not admit motorcycles  ;D

How unreasonable  :D

Thanks for the input guys

Ray
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Re: Military Paint
« Reply #6 on: July 28, 2010, 12:56:09 PM »
  A spray bottle of windshield washer fluid does the best for my military.  Keeps her inspection ready. ;) ;) ;)
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Re: Military Paint
« Reply #7 on: July 28, 2010, 01:27:54 PM »
Yup, glass cleaner and a paper towel.  I learned this from a friend who has a '76 camaro that is painted semi-flat black.  He would drive into car shows and everyone would be there buffing and polishing and he would just bust out a roll of paper towels and some windex and be done in about ten minutes.  I have yet to even think about pointing a hose at my bike. 

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Re: Military Paint
« Reply #8 on: July 28, 2010, 10:24:33 PM »
Regular Windex or ammonia free ?

My question is about the corrosive nature of the ammonia.
 Any problems in recesses and hard to reach places?
I can break it better,,,,at night, in the rain, on the trail,, 20 miles from nowhere.

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Re: Military Paint
« Reply #9 on: July 28, 2010, 10:28:30 PM »
I have used just plain old windex.  As for corrosion, my bike loves outside so there are some rust spots, whether they come from windex or water, I just don'y know. 
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