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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 09-23-2019, 03:23 PM Thread Starter
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Best wash/wax?

So, I’m happy with my current wash/ wax products (Meguiers) but was curious if there’s more I can do, or something that’s working better for the legion of RG riders in this forum. I welcome any and all ideas and methods. The desired outcome is optimal protection and a shine so bright that you’re not sure where the black stops and the chrome begins. I gotta believe that’s possible. Thanks in advance!
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So, I’m happy with my current wash/ wax products (Meguiers) but was curious if there’s more I can do, or something that’s working better for the legion of RG riders in this forum. I welcome any and all ideas and methods. The desired outcome is optimal protection and a shine so bright that you’re not sure where the black stops and the chrome begins. I gotta believe that’s possible. Thanks in advance!
Generally questions like this yield a list of everything that exists. I will say that to achieve this, you're not going to buy a product and slog it on, its a multi-step process that the professional detailers among us can articulate.
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im using the yellow Meguir's....wash/wax
works very well.
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Depends on your ideal outcome and time you plan to put in. I use Mcguiers and BugSlide. About once every 6 weeks, I'll wet wash it with a Turtle wax , wax soap. Either way dry detail or wet wash including drying , I won't spend more then an hour on the bike's cleanliness.
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S100 for wash, follow instructions meaning wash it cold, we have hard water I use a shop blower to get the heavy water off then micro soft towels to finish then in my goody bag
I use bugslide love it
Mothers, anything it all works
Semichrome for just that this product has got to be 50 years old the crud it pull of chrome a small tube will last 2 seasons easy
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For the most part I just original bike spirits every few days. I ride daily so a lot of that depends on the weather.
I had paint protection put on when it was bought and I sealed it when I brought it home.
So far so good but it’s still new.


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So, Iím happy with my current wash/ wax products (Meguiers) but was curious if thereís more I can do, or something thatís working better for the legion of RG riders in this forum. I welcome any and all ideas and methods. The desired outcome is optimal protection and a shine so bright that youíre not sure where the black stops and the chrome begins. I gotta believe thatís possible. Thanks in advance!
Oh, Oh, now you dun it! This is another "3rd rail" of motorcycle forums, which also includes oil and helmet posts. You will get a lot of good advice about wash/wax products from this post. Partly because there are so many good choices and options these days. Enjoy the responses!

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Adams products all the way, then Collinite 845 to finish.

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ha Train beat me to the Collinite , they have several products that are excellent and spendy .. There is someone here who is a detailer , but can't think right off who it is ..

That said clean bike is over rated ...

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I am SUPER happy with everything from Killerwaxx. I have not tried anything from them that I haven't fell in love with. Their Blue Dream paste wax is amazing on darker colored finishes, and the metal polish makes your chrome sparkle.
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