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Offline Bluegray

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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #15 on: May 19, 2011, 11:02:27 am »
I use I.C.E. by turtle wax.  It is designed for painted metal, chrome or plastic and does a great job for a quick shine.  ICE also has a spot detailer which works good for a quick polish with out a wash.

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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #16 on: May 19, 2011, 09:59:24 pm »
Zymol on the tank, lemon pledge everywhere else.  I too like bees.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #17 on: May 19, 2011, 11:41:21 pm »
I use Pledge on my Rifle windshield and helmet visors, other than that, see my sig line............
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #18 on: May 20, 2011, 07:02:04 am »
How about just to clean the Cee Baileys windshield? Pledge? Plexus?
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #19 on: May 20, 2011, 08:41:45 am »
How about just to clean the Cee Baileys windshield? Pledge? Plexus?

I have and use either one so I must pick both......  :)
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #20 on: May 20, 2011, 01:10:52 pm »
I use Pledge on my Rifle windshield and helmet visors, other than that, see my sig line............
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #21 on: May 20, 2011, 03:10:25 pm »
Pledge on the Cee Baileys after cleaning bugs with water.  Micro fiber towel or shop towel only.  Someone told me to wipe only up and down.  Have had great results.  Just started using the Pledge on the plastics too, very nice.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #22 on: May 22, 2011, 12:37:07 pm »
Lemon.... I like bees

I switched to orange Pledge a while ago when it was on sale. For some reason it seems like the bees don't like it as much as the lemon. I have always used Pledge on bikes, but the last 5 or so years has been orange Pledge only. Try is out and see if you hit less bees.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #23 on: May 22, 2011, 06:14:08 pm »
Love bugs are out big time here in Florida.   The wet towel thing  does little to nothing  on those little suckers.
I was just given a can of Honda spray on wax and that works perfect. I spray it all over the bugs and park the bike. The next day or even later I wash it and they fall right off.

Does the Pledge work that way on  love bugs?
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #24 on: May 22, 2011, 06:24:43 pm »
Love bugs are out big time here in Florida.   The wet towel thing  does little to nothing  on those little suckers.
I was just given a can of Honda spray on wax and that works perfect. I spray it all over the bugs and park the bike. The next day or even later I wash it and they fall right off.

Does the Pledge work that way on  love bugs?
Love Bugs are an entirely different story.............  :'( Have you tried using a hot towel to help speed up the softening.

When my shield gets a heavy coat of bugs I'll spray on the pledge rather thick and let it set for a few minutes to turn the bug guts more soft.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #25 on: May 22, 2011, 06:26:28 pm »
I switched to orange Pledge a while ago when it was on sale. For some reason it seems like the bees don't like it as much as the lemon. I have always used Pledge on bikes, but the last 5 or so years has been orange Pledge only. Try is out and see if you hit less bees.

Dan in Grand Rapids as in Grand Rapids MI ???

Funny thing is I've never had any real issue with bees in the first place.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #26 on: May 22, 2011, 09:10:13 pm »
I switched to orange Pledge a while ago when it was on sale. For some reason it seems like the bees don't like it as much as the lemon. I have always used Pledge on bikes, but the last 5 or so years has been orange Pledge only. Try is out and see if you hit less bees.
  Me too!  Only bees I hit now are the ones that lost their sense of smell.  :'(
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #27 on: June 15, 2011, 02:53:22 pm »
When I wash it, liquid dish soap and warm water.  Plexus and micro fiber cloth when cleaning the windshield.

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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #28 on: June 15, 2011, 03:00:39 pm »
A 50/50 mix of hydrogen peroxide and water in a squirt bottle work like magic on hard dried up bugs.  Spray it on, wait a few min, and wipe.  They come right off.
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Re: What cleaner/wax do you use?
« Reply #29 on: June 15, 2011, 05:31:52 pm »
Original Bike Spirits Spray Cleaner and Polish.

If you can't find it, use the Honda Spray Clean and Polish.  Appears to be the same stuff.