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tlottman 01-12-2015 06:50 AM

Waxing a Denim Black 2015 RGS
 
Ok I have looked through the forums and couldn't find anything on this topic so hear goes. Needless to say this is my first Denim color bike. I am used to washing and then putting a coat of wax on all my vehicles, especially before and after winter. Question is I don't see tale of anyone waxing their Denim bikes. I assume that just like a glossy clear that needs to be waxed to protect it that the matted clear would also need to be waxed. No? Thank you for all your assistance.

JJSW1283 01-12-2015 07:28 AM

I wouldnt recommend it, if you want it to stay flat.

skratch 01-12-2015 07:28 AM

no. you don't want to wax the denim finish. not unless you want to make it glossy. the denim finish is super easy to take care of (regardless of what you hear some folks say). use hd denim cleaner, or windex (with ammonia, streaks less. just don't use that on the windshield).

if you do get a scratch, you won't be able to 'buff it out', as that will cause that area to become glossy. one of the selling points of the denim finish is that as it ages, it gains 'character', akin to 'your favorite denim jeans'.

stripclub 01-12-2015 08:45 AM

DO NOT WAX!!! Denim is super easy to take care, a little glass cleaner, and a micro fiber towel, or just Dawn dish soap and water, most car wash soaps have some type of a wax base, so stay away from them. Also do not rub a lot when cleaning, because that will also start to buff a shine into the paint.

RoadHawg 01-12-2015 11:39 AM

Keep a can of "SprayWay" window cleaner handy, safe as water and can be found at any grocery store, great on chrome as well.
No harmful ammonia, just de-ionized water and isopropyl alcohol in a nice foam that stays put while you wipe it off with a microfiber towel.


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