Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > This 'n' That > Detailing
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Detailing Discuss keeping your bike looking brand new here.

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #21  
Old 06-12-2007, 03:26 AM
kolja kolja is offline
Prospect
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location:
Posts: 239
Default RE: Wipe Gas Tank With Paper Towels

I'm in the let it dry crowd... as dry as it is here, and with the LOW elevations being 4,000' MSL it evaporates almost before I could wipe it off anyway...
__________________
Karl
http://www.eleventhplague.blogspot.com/
Reply With Quote
  #22  
Old 06-13-2007, 07:14 PM
Todd T Todd T is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: May 2007
Location: Illinois
Posts: 426
Default RE: Wipe Gas Tank With Paper Towels

Quote:
ORIGINAL: iowacruiser

I would rather take my bride's tshirt off to wipe the tank.
OOOh, can I ride with you next time you fill up

I use a paper towel to set my cap on while I fill up but try to be careful enough to not spill any gas on the tank. I hold a second towel in my hand and wrap the nozzle with it while I hoist it over the paint.
__________________
07 Road King Classic: White Gold Pearl & Cobalt
Matching Hardbags, Screaming Eagle AC and Race Tuner, Profile lowering shocks, Rush slip-on's, fulsac duals and custom map.

The nice thing about being senile is you can hide your own easter eggs
Reply With Quote
  #23  
Old 06-13-2007, 07:52 PM
KeithB KeithB is offline
Big Kahuna HDF Member
Join Date: Aug 2006
Location: South of Utica New York
Posts: 45,003
Default RE: Wipe Gas Tank With Paper Towels

I carry micro fiber rags in my bag. but a little gas, i just let it evaporate
__________________

My body armor: Psalm 91 ( i ride with the Son)


Reply With Quote
  #24  
Old 06-13-2007, 08:36 PM
stubby stubby is offline
Road Captain
Join Date: May 2006
Location:
Posts: 624
Default RE: Wipe Gas Tank With Paper Towels

Harley Gloss. A few coats on tank. Gas just drys.
Reply With Quote
  #25  
Old 06-19-2007, 04:13 AM
thumper 29's Avatar
thumper 29 thumper 29 is offline
Outstanding HDF Member
Join Date: Feb 2006
Location:
Posts: 2,258
Default RE: Wipe Gas Tank With Paper Towels

If I ever do that I would not use a paper towel! I guess to blot the thing would be ok in a pinch.
I would just blot, or just not do anything....usually keep a good wax on mine anyway.
The only time anything gets rubbed across my paint is with either a soft wax applicator, or a soft thick
white towel.
I am always very careful to turn the nozzle up before and then turning it down into the tank opening
before and after I fuel.
__________________
Goin down that lone lonesome highway
Reply With Quote
  #26  
Old 06-27-2007, 12:48 PM
BrewGod BrewGod is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Jun 2007
Location: N.E. Wisconsin
Posts: 81
Default RE: Wipe Gas Tank With Paper Towels

The answer is simple. Don't spill gas on your bike. When you take the hose out, cup your hand under it. No gas on your bike...
__________________
"You get what you put in, and people get what they deserve" (KID ROCK)


2006 Street Glide Black Pearl
SE Slip-ons
More Chrome
Reply With Quote
  #27  
Old 07-20-2007, 08:42 PM
str8pipe str8pipe is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Mar 2007
Location:
Posts: 71
Default RE: Wipe Gas Tank With Paper Towels

i put my hand under the end incase it drips. i also wait a few seconds before removing the nozzle to try to get every drip possible know a days. i would never wipe with paper towel. if i do have to wipe up a drip or two i use the inside bottom of my shirt. big spills don't happen often but when they do i let them dry and wash and wax after.
__________________
o2' FLSTF
88" FAT HEAD
510G's
head work
Reply With Quote
  #28  
Old 12-17-2013, 10:48 AM
The Tank Towel The Tank Towel is offline
New Member
Join Date: Oct 2012
Location: Tampa, Florida
Posts: 1
Default Safely, Cleanly Refill Fuels and Fluids

Protect Your Vehicle with
The Tank Towel
Safely, Cleanly Refill Fuels and Fluids


The Tank Towel is a unique kit designed to protect surrounding areas from splash-back and perpetual dripping when refueling vehicles. The caustic fuel that contact’s painted surfaces damages the clear coat over the paint, and eventually the paint, when wiped off. Gradually the finish will dull and yellow. You also avoid accidentally scratching your paint with the metal nozzle. It can be used to mitigate spillage and dripping when transferring fluids of any liquid dependent machinery: Automobiles, Motorcycles, Trucks, Marine Craft, Tractors, Engine Compartments, ATV’s, Scooters, Lawn Equipment, and Industrial & Commercial Equipment & Machinery.It also has a green factor with regards to boating, by avoiding spilling fuel into and contaminating our waters.

For more information, photo’s of The Tank Towel in use, to make a purchase from the “Standard” line; for Customizing a Tank Towel or a towel of any material, color, size, or logo; to accommodate a particular machine or spillage issue, for resale, promotion or as a complimentary gift; or to inquire of an investment opportunity, visit: THETANKTOWEL.COM
Reply With Quote
  #29  
Old Today, 01:21 AM
dforeid's Avatar
dforeid dforeid is online now
Senior Rider
Join Date: Jan 2006
Location: Western Washington
Posts: 342
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Grey Biker View Post
You would be supprised how many times I have ben in a gas station and seen another biker getting fuel . They have the fuel nozzle in one hand and holding the spout with a paper towel in the other. I'm amazed at how many when done fueling will hang up the nozzle then take the paper towel and wipe around the fill cap if not the entire area around the cap. This brings me to the point, Scratches, How many post do you read wanting to know how to remove scratches, it's easy, don't wipe your bike with paper towels. HELLO..........
Another fun one is watching people grab the squeegee out of the bucket and go to town on their windshield bugs with both arms into it.
__________________
2012 Ultra Limited - Black
Kuryakyn Crusher True Duals with Thunderheader Slip-Ons
Woods TW-222 Cams, SE Tapered Adj. Pushrods, Comp Cams 850 lifters
SEPST Tuner
Biketronics Titan II 7.1s in fairing and BT2180 Amp
Reply With Quote
  #30  
Old Today, 10:05 AM
hvacgaspiping's Avatar
hvacgaspiping hvacgaspiping is online now
Elite HDF Member
Join Date: Apr 2013
Location: Newcastle, OK
Posts: 4,041
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by taylor104 View Post
Here in the UK we don't spill petrol on our bikes when filling.... It's too bl**dy expensive!!!!!
AJ
I don`t either, and I`m in the USA. If, on rare occasion, I happen to spill a little I just leave it alone to evaporate. It doesn`t show that much, and will be removed with the next wash job.
__________________
2005 Screamin` Eagle Fatboy CVO
Reply With Quote
Old Today, 10:05 AM
 
 
 
P
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Wax off Denim Paint dnebout Detailing 0 06-12-2010 12:35 AM
Small Tip for Pledge Users (Lemon Pledge) Just-a-Guy General Harley Davidson Chat 82 05-03-2010 09:44 AM
Small scratches in gas tank. nt6977 Touring Models 5 06-01-2009 07:26 AM
How to remove tank swirl marks tnharley7 Softail Models 15 04-28-2009 11:39 PM
windshield care dave8983 Touring Models 45 04-20-2009 09:38 PM


Tags
bob, cap, davidson, gas, gasoline, harley, paper, remove, removing, scratches, street, swirl, tank, towel, triumph


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join HDForums

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 11:07 AM.


© Internet Brands, Inc.