Just saying hey
Join Date: Mar 2006
Location: Amherst, VA, Shadow of the Blue Ridge,
Shipping a Staintune System
Here's a caveat to those who find a used ST system - don't let the seller ship the components uncovered in loose styrofoam peanuts!
When I opened the shipping carton, I noticed that dozens of the peanuts were stuck to the header and can. They wouldn't brush off, and when pulled off left a residue stuck to the metal. It looked like the peanuts had melted onto hot components - but how would you ever get the system off the bike and packed while it was still hot? Did the carton get hot in transit? Maybe it was some kind of weird chemical reaction.
Anyway, I was not able to remove the crusty residue with any type of solvent - acetone, paint stripper, WD-40, alcohol, etc., heated or not. Forget Mother's - had to use a buffing wheel and coarse compound to get the metal clean. Then, a lot of finish buffing to restore the shine.
Huge PITA (but, Jeez, the price was right!).
04 K12GT, 99 K12RS, 98 916, 91 R100GSPD, 87 R80G/S, 74 850 Commando, 69 XLH