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I washed my bike yesterday and noticed white-gray stains on my engine guard (one side only). I did research and realized that it was hard water spots caused my minerals dried onto the paint during hot and sunny days. I realized that I had got sprayed while a business was watering their grass on my way to work at 4:30am yesterday and that since it sat on my bike all day while it was hot and sunny that it stained. I tried washing it off but no avail. I read that I can get rid of the hard water spots but it takes time (which I don't have a lot of). I was wondering if anyone makes a wipe or chemical to help speed up the process.
 

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its black...sorry I didn't post pics before but at work and had to wait until the next break...lol
 

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Wow...that doesn't look like any hard water spotting I've ever seen. Will a little car wax take it off?

In the picture is looks like it has actually stained the paint. I don't see it on any other painted surface..that we can see.
 

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I can guarantee you that is not hard water spots. If you got it, as you say, from getting sprayed by someone watering their lawn it is possible they were applying a chemical at the same time to control weeds. IMO.
 

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damn that sux....like I said I didn't even notice it until I was washing my bike yesterday....well it looks like I'll ride with it as is until the winter then I'll take it off and have it re-powder coated....
 

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i just thought of something...maybe it was the quality of the paint that was used the first time...I purchased it online and it was already painted black...think that could be it???
 

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i just thought of something...maybe it was the quality of the paint that was used the first time...I purchased it online and it was already painted black...think that could be it???
Anything is possible, cause I've never seen anything like that.!!!!
 

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I mis-read the title...I tought it said "sports"... My mind hit the gutter and I had to look before it got shut down. Can't help at all...sorry:)
 

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It doesn't look like hard water to me if it was it would be on everything forks, motor.try wax if that doesn't work try some rubbing compound. If that doesn't work your repainting. good luck!

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it has no texture feel to it....I tried using dawn, soft sponge, and elbow grease but no effect...then I tried a house hold chemical that's suppose to help remove hard water spots with a soft cloth but all it did was fade the paint to a dull black in the spot where I tried it not to mention that the spots were still there just faded......so I decided to remove it have it powder coated gloss black....I noticed though that the guard's paint had chipped where it was bolted on (meaning no paint at all)...So I think it was done in a cheap quick paint...so after I get off work at 11am I'm dropping it off at the powder coat place....I'll post pics when I get it back...:biker:
 

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I think it has more to do with the paint, not hard water or chemicals. Other painted surfaces would be damaged if it were related to what was sprayed on the bike.
 

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Before you get a chance to get it powder coated I'd just make up a story like you were in a gang fight and the 11 guys you took out scraped against your bike and messed it up a little.
 

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Lol...I dropped it off after work yesterday at my regular powder coating place....It's gonna cost me $20 to have it powder coated...,)


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