Engine detailing

4MyPoodle
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11:12 AM - May 04, 2015 #1

After a complete detail on my paint and chrome I realised the engine didn't look as happy as the other well dressed components. Solution: I used my portable household steam cleaner, (not a pressure washer)a detail brush, and compressed air to clean as well as I could. I then touched up the machined fin edges with 800 grit s.p. and gave them a shine with a was of never dull. I then sprayed it with S-100 motorcycle engine brightner which I bought at the Harley shop. When finished it looked like a factory fresh engine compartment. S-100 is amazing and is not heat sensitive nor does it collect dust. Total time invested was about two hours. Great evening project. 
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GTRMark
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12:40 PM - May 04, 2015 #2

Yes, S-100 is a great product!

Your bike looked great the first time I saw it. I'd like to see it with the new lightbar and detailing you've done. We should go on a ride sometime Alan!
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4MyPoodle
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12:56 PM - May 04, 2015 #3

Mark,
I'm hoping to ride on the Shriners Hospital Childrens ride on the 17th. Although scheduled on a Sunday it is for a great cause and I think they do it for traffic reasons. All proceeds are donated to the childrens hospital. Last year over 600 bikes were in attendance. Let me know if this one is of interest?
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GTRMark
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5:34 PM - May 04, 2015 #4

Alan, thanks for letting me know about that ride - - really appreciate it!



My daughter, just back from an 18-month church service mission in Finland, is speaking in church that day. Kind of a big deal for my family. As much as I'd like to participate in a great cause, I should keep peace with my wife.



Let me know of other rides, and I'll do the same! Thanks!
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JohnnyB2018
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9:45 AM - May 31, 2018 #5

4MyPoodle wrote:After a complete detail on my paint and chrome I realised the engine didn't look as happy as the other well dressed components. Solution: I used my portable household steam cleaner, (not a pressure washer)a detail brush, and compressed air to clean as well as I could. I then touched up the machined fin edges with 800 grit s.p. and gave them a shine with a was of never dull. I then sprayed it with S-100 motorcycle engine brightner which I bought at the Harley shop. When finished it looked like a factory fresh engine compartment. S-100 is amazing and is not heat sensitive nor does it collect dust. Total time invested was about two hours. Great evening project. 
Fine sand paper and S-100 works great, thanks for the idea!


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4MyPoodle
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10:18 AM - May 31, 2018 #6

Glad it worked for you. It's my go to every time I do a deep clean which is coming up this weekend weather permitting.
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JohnnyB2018
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10:19 AM - May 31, 2018 #7

4MyPoodle wrote:Glad it worked for you. It's my go to every time I do a deep clean which is coming up this weekend weather permitting.
I’ve done it do both my shadows and I can’t believe the difference it makes. 15 and 18 year old bikes with 20+ thousand miles looking like they have new engines...=)


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