Trying to tell this so it makes sense: There is some old black coating on the seat and tank---the seat did not come this way, it has just sort of formed over years of riding and is ground in so well that it appears to be part of the tank and seat. And it is smooth and shiny now as if riding pants have sort of "buffed" it to a sheen. It is a new-to-me used TTR and it looks like this stuff has been on there forever, in fact it "seems" like it has bonded with the material and is now smooth and shiny, but not a thick layer that I can just scrub off without probably damaging the material. Tried Goo Gone and it did not melt this stuff off so just tossing it out there for ideas. Edited June 3, 2011 by GOTTAROOST .