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Engine side case corrosion

I had my bike covered and well under a shed on a dry surface during 3 days of on and off heavy rain and high humidity, took the cover off this morning to get it ready for a ride and I see white powder on the left engine case on the machined aluminum parts!!! Why would Ducati not clear coat these cases to prevent this? I guess I'll be polishing and then protecting it from happening again. Will regular automotive clear coat hold up to the high engine heat of a air cooled engine? I have some clear coat touch up paint I could brush on the shiny areas.
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Something like this should work

http://www.amazon.com/VHT-SP115-Flam.../dp/B000CPJLGW
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same thing with mine

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I have the same thing with my scrambler. Washed and dried it and its been in dry garage under a cover for 2 -3 week.. Same thing. Build up of white powder. After I have cleaned it off there are rough dark marks all over.. WTF?
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Mines the same..... Sucks
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Same here.

Maybe some wheel cleaner will take care of it?
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Just looked at mine in the garage and no oxidation at all. It is not covered whether in the garage or out.

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Any type of cleaner wont remove the pitting left by the corrosion, I think you would have to polish it smooth again to recreate the original finish.

You would have expected a clear coat from the factory.

It's too late now but regular coatings of WD40 / ACF50 should prevent this from ocurring or getting any worse.
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Any type of cleaner wont remove the pitting left by the corrosion, I think you would have to polish it smooth again to recreate the original finish.

You would have expected a clear coat from the factory.

It's too late now but regular coatings of WD40 / ACF50 should prevent this from ocurring or getting any worse.
The original finish is a machine finish and CAN'T be restored unless you pull the cases and have them re-machined!!! Polishing will restore the shine by removing material but the original machine finish will be gone, so if that is important to you then you had better keep it protected.

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mine is clean, what a relief!

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mine is clean, what a relief!
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