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"Natural" color tanks discoloring

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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?

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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.

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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!!!

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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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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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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:

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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:

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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!!!

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