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does anyone have any suggestions for getting battery acid off the swingarm? the deusch that i bought my bike from took the cap off the battery and the acid leaked down onto the swing arm. ive tried coke, but had no luck. any suggestions??:confused: :confused:
 

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Unfortunately, I have no better suggestions than Tristan's.:) That will be etched into the anodized surface. Is it in a very visible spot? Would a strategically placed sticker cover it? Maybe you were destined to have a polished swingarm. :) Sorry I don't have more.
 

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1 thing I'd do 4sure is neutralize any possible remaining acid with baking soda (sodium bicarbonate) and water mix, just to be sure!
Then choose your cover-up. Paint, decal, gum, toffee, silly-putty, whatever. Cause your not getting rid of the stain without removing the anodizing too.
 

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I agree, use baking soda to stop any further corrosion. You're never going to get rid of the mark without some serious metal removal. I've got a Leatherman tool that I used to cut the tip off an acid bottle with, and not realizing that I got any on the blade, I put it away without washing it. A few days later I found a dime sized spot on the stainless steel blade. It appears to have penetrated fairly deep into the stainless, because sharpening the blade won't even clean the edge up. Stainless is a lot harder/stronger than aluminum, so I imagine you would have to remove a couple thou. of metal to begin to get rid of the mark. It's not just a stain, its actual corrosion of the metal, so it can't be removed without removing the corroded metal.
 

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Tristan said:
"Sportbike: 2001 zx-9r, LP Flushmount V's, LP Carbon Fiber engine cover. 15t sprocket, half ass polished frame."

Need I say more?

Oh shut up :twofinger
It's still warm enough to ride(if I could) so Im still not finished. Actually it will be a while before I can ride, finish it or prettymuch do anything. Im not even going to be able to hunt anymore this season.:crying:
 

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what exactly can i expect from this aircraft striper? what type of finish will it leave? i dont particularly like the polished look so i want to stay away from that. thanks for the rationale suggestion.
 
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what exactly can i expect from this aircraft striper? what type of finish will it leave? i dont particularly like the polished look so i want to stay away from that. thanks for the rationale suggestion.
Ignore the suggestion to use aircraft stripper.
 

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I agree, use baking soda to stop any further corrosion. You're never going to get rid of the mark without some serious metal removal. I've got a Leatherman tool that I used to cut the tip off an acid bottle with, and not realizing that I got any on the blade, I put it away without washing it. A few days later I found a dime sized spot on the stainless steel blade. It appears to have penetrated fairly deep into the stainless, because sharpening the blade won't even clean the edge up. Stainless is a lot harder/stronger than aluminum, so I imagine you would have to remove a couple thou. of metal to begin to get rid of the mark. It's not just a stain, its actual corrosion of the metal, so it can't be removed without removing the corroded metal.

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How come there aren't any threads about acid staining cement, do you guys do this kind of thing? I know it is getting big in Florida, and it is huge in the high-end houses here in az. I am thinking about funding a business that does that, if you guys know anything about the stuff it would help. thanks
 
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