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Mequires Quick Detailer is the ****! it's what I use all the time!

I've washed my bike four times... when i first got it, jut before it went into storage for my deployment, when it came out... and when it went back in for the winter. each time I used a bucket of hot water... I say hot because the weather was cold each time and I didn't have a hose... so I figured I'd go with hot and not suffer as much... I'd wash with terry cloths like DLit said... then dry it off... then I used Meguires Tech Wax... that stuff ROCKS... i use it on my truck all the time and make it shine like crazy... does the same on my bike...

other than those four times... I just use the quick detailer before or after each ride... I try to do it before because it reminds me to do all my checks, (tires, chain, lights, oil, ect...) and it's easy cause I'm already right there!:2cents:
 

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Not if you want to get technical, no. Waxes protect painted surfaces, and (as you already pointed out) Buell plastics are not painted. So you want a polish to create a high gloss, and Honda polish does a great job at that. It also works really well on helmets and face shields.
This sounds great, where can I get it? Cause, I used to work at autozone and I can tell you that they don't have it.

You definitely want to be careful where you use Armor All or similar protectants on a bike.
:iagree: The yellow armor all is not really good for surfaces (prolonged use can cause damage to the plastic, ie cracks). That is the protectant one. My dad uses that on his Harley for the leather seat and saddlebags, it works great for that and makes them very shiney but I wouldn't reccomend it on plastic. If you want to clean the plastics easily there is a cleaning armor all whipe thing that I use on the interior of my car, it works awesome and makes cleaning up quicker.
 

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And fu*k using armor all. It makes it easier for dust to stick to the parts with it on it. Just use a quick detailer, or Honda Wax instead. It won't have the shine armor all puts on, but it does make it look fresh from the factory.
 

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This sounds great, where can I get it?
Go to any Honda (motorcycle) shop and you should find it in a black spray can. If not, ask for it because I remember reading that they can't sell it in some states that have strict emissions policies due to one of the ingredients. :idk:
 

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Go to any Honda (motorcycle) shop and you should find it in a black spray can. If not, ask for it because I remember reading that they can't sell it in some states that have strict emissions policies due to one of the ingredients. :idk:
Cool, I'll have to do that sometime. Thanks :cheers:
 

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pro honda polish is w/o question the best thing on the market. better stock up on it though. my local dealer told me this past week that they are no longer able to get more of the spray polish due to honda having another company develop a more "environmentally-friendly" formula. don't know how good the new stuff will be so i bought a case of it just to have enough for a looong time.
 

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These guys have summed it up pretty well. I use a bucket and car wash soap. Clean that sucker up and dry it. Then I use MOTHER BILLET polish on the frame. It's very pricey....$15 for a tiny can of it. But it is absolutely the BEST polish ever...ask Gas Man. Then I wax it with some sort of Meguire's Paste Wax...I dont remember the specific kind.

Turns out nice.


And like these guys said....I cannot stress enough...DO NOT PUT ARMOUR ALL ON YOUR TIRES!!!! I can promise you that you will CRASH!

I've seen it done...twice...by the same person. :bash:
:baha: :slol: I cant believe someone would actually do that on their bike.
 

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Mequires Quick Detailer as well. Great stuff and can be bought about anywhere that sells car soap.

My chop is like many dogs and it don't like water. So I strictly use the detailer and LOTS of metal polish.

But seriously... there is no substitue on a sportbike for some good car wash soap and a nice clean rag or mit. Take your time and do it well.

If you really want to get into it... pull the fairings!
 

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:baha: :slol: I cant believe someone would actually do that on their bike.













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