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post #11 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 11:29 AM Thread Starter
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Here's photos. Acetone did not touch the stuff on the bike side. I think the cover side is clean now. I'd rather use a chemical remover instead of a mechanical remover so as not to "deform" the bike side mating surface. Can anyone recommend a product?
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post #12 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 11:55 AM
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Yeah, they used some sort of sealer. It will probably come off with steel wool.

Fill the hole with paper towels, or something, so unwanted bits don't get into the water pumps realm. Probably should do that if you use the glass & sandpaper method, too.

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post #13 of 13 (permalink) Old 04-28-2019, 09:45 PM Thread Starter
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Thanks a bunch guys. I happened to have a flat sharpening stone and went to work on the deposits on the bike side and the cover piece. I could not get rid of the discoloration but I am satisfied with the smoothness of the surface. Like a baby's azz. Perhaps the discoloration is more like a stain? In any event, I filled the rad and started it up. I prayed the fan would eventually start.....and it did. Buttoned everything up and so far no leaks after a 20 minute idle. This was the first start since putting it away last fall. Smoked like he!! for a while (from putting a Tbsp oil in each cylinder last fall). Road test tomorrow. Again, thanks guys!!
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