Cleaning an IMS tank...yellowing.

5 replies to this topic
  • BigBelly

Posted October 01, 2009 - 09:56 AM


I've got an '07 WR with an IMS tank. I love this tank but noticed it is slightly yellowing a bit, primarily around the gas cap. My bike is always stored indoors and is always clean, like new clean. Does anyone know of a good cleaner that will help keep this tank from yellowing?

  • Wrfrk

Posted October 01, 2009 - 10:51 AM


there is really not much you can do about the yellowing, but there is one trick I found that helps.
Go to your local grocery store and in the cleaning isle, look for the Mr.Clean magic cleaning pads. They actually do a pretty good job of cleaning all the dirt out and pulling some of the yellow out of the plastic. If you do this frequently it can prevent further discoloring. I use one after I wash my bike which is normally after most rides, depending on how dirty it gets.

  • wondermuscle

Posted October 01, 2009 - 12:16 PM


Soft Scrub, takes most of it away with lots of scrubbing.

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  • BigBelly

Posted October 01, 2009 - 01:20 PM


Cool, I have soft scrub and those Mr. Clean magic erasers. Those things rock on my boat upholstery.

Thanks for the help.

  • Dube2

Posted October 02, 2009 - 01:34 PM


the main reason I got the blue tanks on both my bikes. The tank on my 05 is three years old and still blue.

  • 123BigcoopDawg576

Posted October 02, 2009 - 04:00 PM


When the IMS tank on my 08 finally "yellows" I will be dyeing it black :busted:


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