Tank stains

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  • XR650LKJP

Posted July 01, 2004 - 05:13 AM


I have a Clarke or IMS tank (approximately 5 gal.) that came with my new (for me) xrl. Parts of the tank are still white but much of the tank is stained an ugly brown color . Is there any way to get the stains out or am I stuck with it.


  • Rokatt88

Posted July 01, 2004 - 06:06 AM


I have had the same problem. I have a white Clarke 4.3 and my CR500R has the white stock tank. Both tanks would get that grey/brown tint from the knees. Another poster on TT said that hand cleaner works. I tried it and it kicks ass! Put some on a rag and rub gently and the brown is gone! Spray on some silicone or plastic conditioner and you are pimpin'! :thumbsup:

  • redrider650r

Posted July 01, 2004 - 06:18 AM


Are you sure those brown stains are from your knees Rockatt... :thumbsup:

  • XR650LKJP

Posted July 01, 2004 - 09:29 AM


Excellent, I will give it a try.

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  • Rokatt88

Posted July 01, 2004 - 09:55 AM


Are you sure those brown stains are from your knees Rockatt... :devil:

:awww: :lol: :D :lol: :lol:

Absolutely! The stains are on the sides of the tank not the top! Now, if you wanna go check out my Fox riding shorts!... :thumbsup:

  • Husky_Forever

Posted July 01, 2004 - 10:35 AM


Leaving fuel in your tank for days/weeks causes the stains. At least in IMS tanks it does. Stephen

  • Winkel

Posted July 02, 2004 - 07:32 PM


Mr. Clean magic eraser!!!!!! Give it a try.
Wink :thumbsup:

  • AzMtnThumper

Posted July 03, 2004 - 05:19 AM


Mr Winkel is right, Mr Clean to the rescue. I'm gonna give the hand cleaner a try as well.

  • FTD

Posted July 03, 2004 - 05:36 AM


I use the green Scotch Brite squares and some Castrol Super clean.
This type of stain... right?
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