"Natural" color tanks discoloring


7 replies to this topic
  • baja brad

Posted February 10, 2006 - 12:15 PM

#1

I have noticed some "natural" color (or white-ish) turned yellow. Is this a common problem? Can you keep them looking good? Any special cleaners? Am I better off purchasing a blue color tank for my Wr450?

  • dbailey223

Posted February 10, 2006 - 12:39 PM

#2

I had the white sticker on the blue tank turn yellow because of gas fumes I am told. Not sure about an actual tank though.

  • BNutZ

Posted February 10, 2006 - 01:01 PM

#3

I have noticed some "natural" color (or white-ish) turned yellow. Is this a common problem? Can you keep them looking good? Any special cleaners? Am I better off purchasing a blue color tank for my Wr450?


I've heard if you drain the fuel out of them (every time) you can prolong the "yellowing" of the plastic. This is the reason I chose Acerbis 3.3 in Blue... it looks like it belongs on the bike!!! Great Fit!!!

  • torch1822

Posted February 10, 2006 - 01:05 PM

#4

I was told last night by my instructor at MMI that the plastic is pouris and the fuel actualy leaches into it and causes the discoloration.

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  • Matty05

Posted February 10, 2006 - 07:09 PM

#5

I was told last night by my instructor at MMI that the plastic is pouris and the fuel actualy leaches into it and causes the discoloration.

:thumbsup:

This is why tank graphics have holes or cuts in them otherwise they will bubble.

I suppose the advantage of the natural tank over the white or blue is that you can see the fuel level without taking the cap off all the time. :thumbsup:

  • rockieman

Posted February 10, 2006 - 08:24 PM

#6

I have a white tank on my XR... I'm able to keep it white with Bar Keepers Friend and a scouring pad. It will keep it clean....but it will take the finish off the tank....leaving it with a dull finish.
I put up with the dull finish/ :thumbsup:

  • Koko Azuela

Posted February 13, 2006 - 01:10 PM

#7

I have a white tank on my XR... I'm able to keep it white with Bar Keepers Friend and a scouring pad. It will keep it clean....but it will take the finish off the tank....leaving it with a dull finish.
I put up with the dull finish/ :bonk:


:thumbsup: :thumbsup: What the hell is "bar keepers friend", im interested if the tank could stay white and not yellow!!!

  • YamahaWR450FMike

Posted February 14, 2006 - 01:16 AM

#8

my 04 WR450 has done this also. The tank stickers are all yellow now only after a year and a half.




 
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