Tell us again what kind of stuff you have found to be the better method of cleaning bright colored belly pans of soil marks and the exhaust residue. I know you’ve tried like twenty different things over the years, what do you grab now when you need to clean up a yellow Ski-Doo?
Funny, I still use a couple different products, depending on the exact sled and type of crap I’m trying to get rid of. The single best cleaner for belly pans is the “Belly Pan Cleaner & Degreaser” from Sled Brite, or Bio-Kleen Products of Kalamazoo, Michigan (www.sledbrite.com or 800-240-5536). It easily dissolves the clutch dust and crap in the clutch area, emulsifies grease and oils, and safely removes the carbon deposits (oil residue) from the bright colored belly pans. Safely is key here, as any time you work with a solvent some of it is absorbed into your skin, so while good old butane lighter fluid cleans great, it is nasty stuff to be absorbing into your skin and inhaling. The products from Sled Brite are designed for what we use them for, so they’re way safer to use. We’ve tried several of the various cleaners (like their “Aluma Kleen” aluminum cleaner) from Sled Brite, and really like them, so we can recommend them with confidence. They’re priced fairly as well, and they seem to be great to work with.