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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 08:35 AM Thread Starter
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I'm going to have my switch housings painted over the winter (yes I know even at 5 letters, it's still a four letter word) Question is how or what should I use to make sure there is no brake fluid left on the reservior?

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post #2 of 15 (permalink) Old 08-14-2010, 09:28 AM
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I'd use a solvent tank first, and clean it up with that. Then after its dry, take it to the sink with warm soapy water and scrub it again. Lastly I'd take some wax and grease remover and give it a good scrubbing once again. Brake fluid is one of those things that could totally kill your paint job if not 100% cleaned off.






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thanks Chainsaw, I'll give it a go when the rest of the components get here.
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Thought I'd throw up some pix of the finished product. Ended up powder coating the uppers rather than painting for durability reasons.

Good Hues in Derry NH did a great job of matching as close as possible to the factory paint.
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looks good
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They look good. Can you give me the info for your PC.


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Very nice attention to detail
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They look good. Can you give me the info for your PC.


Eastwood also makes some nice Translucents........I have been using their stuff for a while now & am very happy w/ the quality.....
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Gja..... do you have ABS on your bike? I want to get all my controls powder coated buti hear that if you take the front master cyclinder off a ABS bike you cannot bleed the brakes yourself, the dealer has to hook it up to computer to bleed.... anyone have any insight on this?

Gja... that looks awesome. Good job!


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