Cleaning under bonnet trim

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CharlesElliott
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Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by CharlesElliott » Sat Sep 15, 2018 8:48 pm

Noticed today some leaves and gunk under the bonnet trim. On closer inspection it was mainly salt from the winter roads.

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So, trim off and time to give it a good clean.

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Then a wipe over with WD40 to help any surface rust and finally 303 Aerospace on the plastics.

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Re: Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by MCDK » Sat Sep 15, 2018 9:46 pm

Looks great.


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Re: Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by Paul » Sat Sep 15, 2018 10:09 pm

Just the 2 button clips at thr top to remove the trim?
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Re: Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by Col Lamb » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:10 am

Can I suggest that you check out a product called ACF50, and if you like what you find out then using it on metalwork instead of WD40 would be a better option.

It is a product that I and If I remember right Nuclear Nick have used on our respective motorcycles with fantastic results for many years.

Simply spray it on, it turns pink so you can see where contact has been made, work it in with a new paintbrush and leave, it dries clear.
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Re: Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by VanB » Sun Sep 16, 2018 11:40 am

Great job - looks like new :D
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Re: Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by CharlesElliott » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:03 pm

4 plastic spreader clips, plus unclip and remove the handle, then it pulls out from a number of trim clips in the body.
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Re: Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by Guy » Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:16 pm

CharlesElliott wrote:
Sun Sep 16, 2018 12:03 pm
4 plastic spreader clips, plus unclip and remove the handle, then it pulls out from a number of trim clips in the body.
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Re: Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by ScotMac » Sun Sep 16, 2018 1:09 pm

Great job :D :D :D

It stays...... relatively clean under bonnet......compared to some other cars.


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Re: Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by Taz » Tue Sep 18, 2018 12:19 am

ACF50 gets my vote too. I have a BMW R1200RT and whilst I do like BMW motorcycles, sadly their quality is not as good as it used to be, particularly regarding fastenings. However, an annual coating of ACF50 keeps them looking like new and easy to remove.
So when is this ‘old enough to know better’ supposed to kick in ?


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Cleaning under bonnet trim

Post by Semerka » Tue Sep 18, 2018 6:38 am

I will investigate too as those pesky leaves get everywhere. :lol:

Thanks for sharing!
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