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Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

Hi guys,

Just a BIG heads up for you UK owners, do not use Fairy Power Spray on your frame or you will have the biggest headache going in trying to get the frame back to black

I have used FPS for a good few years now for stubborn grease off the wheels and panels and for the blade it is no different (has no effect long term to those sections) however me being a stupid git thought the paintwork on the frame would be fine and washed the whole bike in it.

My subframe and part of the main frame is now white with a film that was left from the FPS even though I didn't use much and have rinsed it off inside a minute it still stained it. I have to go cleaning product hunting now to try and find something that I can use to get shot of it.

So guys remember do not use it on your frame

Russ
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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

Thanks for advice.

Hope you can solve ur problem soon!
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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

Disaster Russ!!!!!
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A week after getting it I used asimilar spray on mine. Soon as the bike dried, I had a lovely white film left on my balck frame!!!!! DISASTER!!! After buffing and buffing and buffing and only getting a small improvement, I thought make it wet again!!! Out came the can of WD40 and I effectively left a film it soak on the black paint work I left it there a while and buffed it off with a cloth which had more WD40 on it....Worked a treat, white film gone NEVER to return.

SORRY I should have posted a thread about this....Apologies!!!!!
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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

Got white stains all over mine think its cus i love it so much
hope you get it sorted!!!!!
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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

The white film might come off if you use something like petrol or methylated spirit - Have you any pictures of the damage?

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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

Spiral: thanks for the heads up I have shares in WD40 I will go at the black frame with it now, thanks again for the info, I was gutted when I looked at it and it was white I thought bollocks im gonna have some serious problems here if I cant get it off

Update later whether it works, thanks again.

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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

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The white film might come off if you use something like petrol or methylated spirit - Have you any pictures of the damage?
Tried petrol, white spirit & methylated spirit (purple stuff) no joy with any of them and didn't want to turn to thinners and mess tha paint up.

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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

**** Russ,

I am so sorry. Thank you a million times over for the heads up.

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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

How has it turned out?

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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

done something simular to the casings on my duke and tried everything from wd to petrol i think we may hav eaten in to the paint/coating because the cleaner is caustic based i had best results with that new turtle wax polish called ice its sillicon based and leaves no powdery residue but never quite got rid of just made it look better hope this helps
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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

I bought a used 06rr and the frame looked like you described...guy I bought it from said he used some kind of cleaner on it...couldnt remember what kind... but it was a good deal and I bought it anyway thinking it just needed cleaned up. Got it home washed it real good and it was still there..I started using armor all on some black plastic pieces while i was trying to think of what i could use to get the frame cleaned up and accidently got some spray on the frame and it turned it right back to original color...did the whole frame and it has looked great ever since. Might be worth a try
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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

Thanks for all the suggestions guys it is appreciated.

I tried the WD40 approach and it got some of it off but I had to resort to a cover up for the time being (Back to Black bumper spray) until I can see from Honda & Fairy what the best way to address it.


Will update more as I know a solution.

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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

Fairy Power Spray? Do you apply that before or after the Poof Power Wash and Wax? Is that by any chance manufactured in or near West Hollywood, California?

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Tink

P.S.: This post is really not meant to offend anyone, but couldn't the makers' marketing department have pedicted/prevented it and given it a less ridiculous name?
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Re: Warning to UK 08 Blade owners...

instead of using wd40 which was designed as a cutting fluid try using gt85. similar product but not so harsh also contains ptfe.have used this stuff for years with good effect cleaning wheels,chains and greese from body work.and engine. also wd40 can dull paint work over time when xposed to direct sunlight. hope this helps.
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