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    Default Question about cleaning flat black

    I just had my tins painted flat black and while installing them I got some smudge marks on them from my dirty hands. Is there special ways to clean flat back? I wiped them very gently with a dry cotton cloth and it didn't remove the smudges. Also not sure about wiping it or cleaning it with anything since the paint is fresh. Any advice?

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    After pinstriping flat black helmets, once the striping drys, I use rubbing alcohol to clean off the grid marks. I would try it in an inconspicous spot first to make sure that it does not remove the paint, but I dont think that it will.



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    Windex or 1/2 dishwashing soap & 1/2 water. I've been using windex for awhile and it works like a charm. Keeps it flat and cleans smudges. Others i used made the paint a bit glossy.

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    Simple Green Automotive.

    I sprits down my entire (flat black & rust) bike with it, pop a top on a cold one, light up a smoke, get the hose, then rinse it off. If I'm feeling real energetic, I'll ask my wife to wipe it down with a shammy. LOL, ya know what happens then. Seriously, it works, doesn't leave a film like some detergents, and it smells good.

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    I painted mine flat black so I wouldn't have to clean it.

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    simple green is the best.

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    I've always used Windex and it works great...I'll try the simple green route and see if there's a difference.

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    Another vote for Simple Green.

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    you clean your bike?

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    thanks for this thread,my project is going to be satin and green. I will try the windex and see

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