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Old 01-07-2018, 11:51 PM
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So my paint gets a white / milky haze when it gets rained on and some residue even when it dries. Is it detailing product reacting or something else? Solution for removal / prevention?
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What have you put on your paint?

None of mine do that...with various paint treatments.

Edit: is there something in the air? Do any other vehicles do that?

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Could be the paint is not cured. Did you just get i repainted?
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Nothing in the air that I know of...didn't happen to my cars which were also subjected to the rain.

And no, haven't gotten it repainted. It is a 2005 that otherwise looks great despite the years (and 80k miles...).

Thanks for feedback though.
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Wash the bike with a good dish soap like Dawn. It will remove any wax or polish on it .
Dry it it an look at it . You may need to do it more than once if you put a lot of stuff on it.
If after than it looks good put a good coat of polish or wax on it and ride.
It would however be a good time to Barclay the the paint. You likely have some build up on it just time for a fresh start.
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I've seen that on my 2011 FLHX from time to time...seems to come and go. Except for the rear fender, the paint is all OE...and that means a VERY thin clear coat... the other clue for mine, not sure if this will mean anything to ya, OP...is that it lived during its formative years by the ocean...


I've read on this forum about others experiencing similar things...no explanation so far as I know. The other thing that comes to my mind would be silicone infusion. For instance, if you use silicone based substances on the engine, tires, what have you. Armor All contains silicone, so does HD engine brightener, I suspect that Pig Snot does too. If you do this, all is well until it's repaint time...then your surfaces are going to be alive with 'fish eyes', or little craters that you often can't get rid of, even if you strip the surface back to bare metal. I don't have any particular evidence that your milky appearance is related to silicone, but if it rings a bell to you, OP...something to keep in mind!


I would expect my problem to go away when I eventually repaint all the tins, but since the original finish is in good condition, that's gonna be up the road.

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Wash the bike with a good dish soap like Dawn. It will remove any wax or polish on it .
Dry it it an look at it . You may need to do it more than once if you put a lot of stuff on it.
If after than it looks good put a good coat of polish or wax on it and ride.
It would however be a good time to Barclay the the paint. You likely have some build up on it just time for a fresh start.
This is a GOOD idea... I've done this before, but it has been a looooong time since stripping and clay barring the bike. It is now officially on "the list" for spring time prep (though we ride year-round here in Texas).
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