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Offline DarrellB

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What cleaner/wax do you use?
« on: May 18, 2011, 07:56:18 pm »
Just as the subject ask. What is your go to cleaner/wax for making your bike shine. I just tried Mequires Mist and wipe. Not bad for cleanning of water spots after getting caught in the rain. Just ok on bug guts.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #1 on: May 18, 2011, 07:58:59 pm »
rain.... 

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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #2 on: May 18, 2011, 08:08:45 pm »
I have used Griot's garage products for years. A bit costly but well worth it. I use the Speedshine for daily wipedowns and the paint sealer for my waxing. Great tech and customer service as well.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #3 on: May 18, 2011, 08:09:55 pm »
Pledge......

That's it!
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #4 on: May 18, 2011, 08:11:29 pm »
Plain or lemon scented.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #5 on: May 18, 2011, 08:32:43 pm »
Plain or lemon scented.

Lemon.... I like bees; they are tasty with a couple drops of hot sauce...
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #6 on: May 18, 2011, 09:05:32 pm »
For a quick clean-up I use Bike Spirits brand Original spray cleaner.  Like the old Honda stuff that was so great.  Takes off about everything real easy! 
When I really want her to look her best, I follow it with Meguiars #7 Show Car Glaze and then follow that with either #26  Hi-tech Yellow Wax or their Gold Class wax.
Ive used a lot of different products, and have seen most of them used, and nothing beats Meguiars for the finished product.  They know paint and paint care. 

Of course this can turn into an oil debate like subject too, as everyone has their own opinion...

However, I will NOT use their Mist and Wipe stuff (or anyone elses) since I found the Original stuff.  I used it one time on my VTX and it, along with the cloth, scratched the fake chrome.  Used the Bike Spirits stuff, same cloth, no scratches.  Not sure why it matters, but one suspends the particles better than the other...and keeps them from causing further damage.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #7 on: May 18, 2011, 11:54:25 pm »
  Pledge---any flavor.  If it's REAL dirty I wash :( it.  I tape all key slots and plastic bags over the handle bar switches. I use auto soap and water. Wipe dry and ride. 17 yrs and paint still looks great!!
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #8 on: May 19, 2011, 12:12:36 am »
I use Greased Lighning's "Showroom Shine" or "Proshine" as it used to be called. Easy to apply to all plastics and chrome, dries to a haze but doesn't laeve any residue when you buff it off and no streak marks.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #9 on: May 19, 2011, 05:07:52 am »
Been using lemon pledge for bike cleanup for over twenty years.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #10 on: May 19, 2011, 05:24:50 am »
Windex w/ vinegar , and Ice Wax. Never, ever, ever any high preasure water, ever.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #11 on: May 19, 2011, 05:40:20 am »
+1 on the pledge.  Works great
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #12 on: May 19, 2011, 06:05:04 am »
Another vote for Lemon Pledge.

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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #13 on: May 19, 2011, 08:15:40 am »
For serious bugs I take a warm wet old towel, drape it over the winshield, wait a few minutes and wipe off.  I have used Turtle wax's bug and tar spray which has worked well for me and quickly getting junk off and keeping a shine.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #14 on: May 19, 2011, 08:41:19 am »
Another vote for Lemon Pledge.

And another. Works good on the helmet and faceshield, too.
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