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    Koil on Old Motorcycle Paint

    I was messing with my 1926 Harley the other day, something I suspect I will be doing a lot in this new year. The paint on it might be original or just real old. The gas tank decals are newer VL style, so who knows? Any way, the paint is pretty rough and dry looking.

    I remember hearing or reading somewhere about how you can treat the paint with various oils to bring back some of the health and shine. So I shot on some Kriol and gently rubbed it in. It did look better but wonder what the short and long term value or harm this might cause.

    Thoughts?
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    Re: Koil on Old Motorcycle Paint

    I thought we beat this horse already...

    I remember both schools of thought on the subject...
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    Re: Koil on Old Motorcycle Paint

    I remember Chris saying "-- the folks at the Harley-Davidson museum use mayonaise"
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    And soon it will render
    That frozen concoction that helps me hang on

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    Re: Koil on Old Motorcycle Paint

    my memory is getting worse evey day
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    Re: Koil on Old Motorcycle Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Buzz_Kanter View Post
    my memory is getting worse evey day
    That's the second thing to go......
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    Re: Koil on Old Motorcycle Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by Bigincher View Post
    That's the second thing to go......
    I can't remember what the first thing is!

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    Re: Koil on Old Motorcycle Paint

    Quote Originally Posted by indianut View Post
    I can't remember what the first thing is!
    I bet your wife can!

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