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post #1 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 06:39 PM Thread Starter
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R1 Fairing 1/4 Turn Screws - How to clean?

Some of my fairing screws seem to have a little bit of oxidation/residue on them. My bike is garage kept and not really washed with water all that much. What is the best way to get this removed?

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post #2 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 06:55 PM
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“Homebrew” acids Vinegar, lemon juice, or cola can remove light surface rust. and protect with the ol' wd-40
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I will try that. It is not rust or anything though it is just like one of the hard water spots but its not a waterspot haha I don't know how to explain it.
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no i know exactly what it is i have had the same prob, its white'ish grey oxidation it happens
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White rust!!!!! lol
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Thanks man
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no prob hope it helps
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post #8 of 11 (permalink) Old 11-11-2012, 08:33 PM
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you can just buy some cheaper dzus replacements for them that won't corrode
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cheap SST fasteners will eventually rust like steel fasteners . . .

aluminum fasteners show evidence of corrosion with white oxidation . . .

titanium fasteners show no evidence of corrosion, and look like new forever
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Hi guys. The same happened to mine. I took them out and clamped them one by one in a normal hand drill (lowish speed) using what we call fine steel wool (pot scourers) between the fingers. Came out good as new and coated them afterwards with good ole wd40.
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