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Post by Bozzie » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:01 am

OK i havnt seen this posted and i would like to know what products you use to clean your bike. Mine isnt dirty yet but it will get there.

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Post by masterofinsanity » Wed Sep 06, 2006 10:05 am

halfords motorcycle shampoo and wax, 2 seperate bottles but its the best i've come across, quality stuff and i think its better than Mer.10/10 in my books.
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Post by Bozzie » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:02 pm

Ill pick some up this weekend then and see how it goes.

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Post by richard_ha » Thu Sep 07, 2006 12:31 pm

I use clutch and brake cleaner on the rear wheel (probably doesnt do the paint any good, but it make it easy to clean.
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Post by Gemini » Thu Sep 07, 2006 8:16 pm

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Re: Best cleaning Products

Post by Head-Down » Fri Jun 22, 2007 4:56 pm

i use WD40 for the rear wheel, gets all the crap off and leaves it looking shiny.
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Re: Best cleaning Products

Post by rene » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:07 pm

parafin if the wheels are really dirty followed by WD40 (carfull not to get any on the brakes) but brings them up looking mint!

Then just what ever polish i've got on the panels along with BACK2BLACK on the textura parts
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Post by gubbs » Fri Jun 22, 2007 5:37 pm

Paraffin, pressure washer.
WD40 afterwards in linkages etc.

For plastics, mirrors, noses etc I use Flash Wipes.

They also bring your lid up nice.

I then use AutoGylm resin polish stuff to weatherproof, and that stuff works very very well indeed at keeping water at bay.

Its fucking expensive tho ..

You do only need to apply one good coat every 6 months or so tho!
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Post by masterofinsanity » Fri Nov 26, 2010 8:27 pm

gubbs wrote:
I then use AutoGylm resin polish stuff to weatherproof, and that stuff works very very well indeed at keeping water at bay.

Its fucking expensive tho ..

You do only need to apply one good coat every 6 months or so tho!
after using the resin polish i now swear by autoglym products and won't use anything else, unless people know better?
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Re: Best cleaning Products

Post by RedexRobB » Fri Nov 26, 2010 9:55 pm

My most recent discovery is muc-off bike cleaner. Spray, agitate on the stubborn bits, hose off and job done.

Ill second autoglym polish and cleaners tho, they are very good.

And for this time of year finish off with some ACF50. Had the Versys in bits last week and its absolutely soaked in the stuff, in good time too just before they started gritting. Also makes your bike smell like new :smt003

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Re: Best cleaning Products

Post by masterofinsanity » Sat Nov 27, 2010 1:22 pm

Rob you can get the muc off stuff in poundstretcher £1.49 same colour, bottle just a different name and i'm sure i saw it recently somewhere else for a quid! can't remember where tho :smt017
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Post by U_h0rnet5 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 6:00 pm

I use the autoglym motorcycle wash and then the showroom polish spray buff it all up jobs a goodn'. Use the polish on the seat as it make it a little slippery so easier to slide your bum on the seat and also stops water from soaking through.

I have got some of the Muc-off as well for the MX bike which works wonders make it nice and easy for a general clean.

WD40 on the rims???? Never tired that before does it bring them out nice even if they have a load of muck on them?

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Re: Best cleaning Products

Post by bendog66 » Sat Nov 27, 2010 7:02 pm

Baby wipes are awesome for doing wheels.

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Re: Best cleaning Products

Post by BigB » Wed Sep 05, 2012 1:22 pm

have always found AutoSmart and Dodo Juice (no not poo juice!) the best for cleaning

company i used to work for asked me to trial some products - they are a courtesy car company and i was the valeter.

i came down to 2 options in the end, AutoSmart and Dodo.

this is using AutoSmart, some before and after shots

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and we all know how hard white is to keep/get clean! notice the surrounding clean cars, they were also using AS

the next 2 shots of an RS250 and my old RS125, i used Dodo

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