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 Post subject: Staining on tank.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:22 pm 
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Hi,

Not a trail related question but I'm hoping I can tap into the general bike knowledge of members - my son has parked his bike in an underground car park and found that water has leaked off the stone roof and stained the tank of the bike with what looks like some kind of lime. He's tried to clean it off with Muc Off and WD 40, but has made no impression on it. Short of getting the tank resprayed, has anyone out ther got any ideas what he could try to shift the staining??

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Kite,
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 Post subject: Re: Staining on tank.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 9:25 pm 
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Mild acid will dissolve the calcium. I'd start with white wine vinegar. If that doesn't work, lemon juice might.


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 Post subject: Re: Staining on tank.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 10:01 pm 
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Cheers Richard - I'll pass that on to my son and see how he gets on.
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Kite


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 Post subject: Re: Staining on tank.
PostPosted: Thu Apr 30, 2015 11:22 pm 
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Is it plastic or metal, what colour ? Or is it natural ( Ktm.. Piss coloured)


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 Post subject: Re: Staining on tank.
PostPosted: Tue May 05, 2015 4:45 pm 
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Lime scale remover might work but I'd test it on an inconspicuous area first.

If its a metal/painted tank then T-Cut might be the solution

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