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    What's that noise...? basketcase's Avatar
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    Covering for painted parts when working on bike?

    What are you using?

    Mainly I need something I can throw over the bike when the brake fluid reservoir is open.
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    I use a very high tech towel placed under the handle bar

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    thats where scrap towels and old shirts come in, plus they're free.

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    I too use an old towel, but I like to wet it as well. The water helps to prevent the brake fluid from soaking through and reaching the paintwork in case of a spill.
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    Polyethylene . . .

    I use pieces of polyethylene and blue masking tape to form a "funnel" between the fairing and fuel tank. Any brake fluid spilled can run harmlessly away from paintwork.
    When I replace my rubber hose from the master cylinder to the caliper I will cover the fender with poly also.
    Just my $.02

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    535IS
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    I never have to worry about my tank's paint when I fill the brake reservoir. It's always sitting 'over there' ...

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    We have an entire closet rack with old towels and rags. I find an old beach towel works best. Big enough to cover everthing and fairly thick...

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    Rally T shirts with lots of printing on the back. The paint on the shirts is somewhat moisture resistant, and when the brake fluid hits it and rolls off, it gets absorbed in the cotton of the shirt.

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    Covering for painted parts when working on bike?

    Moving van pads 8 bucks from Harbor Freight.
    Thick and will keep dropped tools from leaving their mark.

    JimV.

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