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  • Cropduster Posts: 305
    Brisvegas
    Stage 1 Poster Cropduster
    12 Feb 2018 10:01 AM
    Posted by tussuck on 11 Feb 2018 10:43 PM
    Posted by Cropduster on 11 Feb 2018 12:03 PM
    I use Jif or any creme cleanser to keep my white walls white, a stiff plastic brush (i use a long handled toilet brush, new LOL) 

    I can't resist the temptation to polish my bike, it's black, shiny and has very cool pearlescent metallic, problem is i find the wax once applied marks way too easily, looks scratched and neglected pretty quick even though i try to lavish it with care.
    I do use new/clean microfibre cloths and good quality polish/wax Meguiars mostly but i also have the HD Scratch remover which seems to work ok. When it looks too tatty for me i wash it with CT-18 which removes the wax and polish and i start again.

    I'm going to get it professionally polished and treated so hopefully the scratches i find in it are a thing of the past. Anyone have a recommendation in SE QLD?
    Cheers

     I stopped reading after the word JIF!!!

    I would research the costs of buying the kit yourself and then you have it handy forever.... $500 would see you setup pretty good.

     LOL, what's wrong with JIF? bring out the lustre of brand new shiny paint! Mmmm goodness!

    Only for the white walls bud LOL


  • shadowarrior Posts: 218
    Gold Coast
    Stock Poster shadowarrior
    12 Feb 2018 10:27 PM
    Posted this sometime back in another thread, well, here's the post again :)  This is the exercise I follow every two weeks. 

    https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/108446/113/

    Turtle Wax Rinse Free wash and wax and Meguiar's Quick Wax.
    Added around 4 caps of the turtle wax wash to half bucket of water and soaked some micro fibre cloths in it over night. Next morning cleaned each section off with that solution using microfibre cloths. For the paint surface, as soon as I cleaned it with the wash, I used another microfibre cloth with the Quick Wax sprayed on it to wipe the surface dry. Wring the second microfibre cloth thoroughly every time so when I use it to dry another portion, the cloth has no dripping water, just little bit moist. For all the chrome parts, same method to wash and another microfibre cloth to wipe it dry but didn't add Meguiar's wax to it. Wasn't sure what a hot exhaust would do to wax coating, so didn't take my chance there. I went over every nook and corner, so I'd say a 3-4 beer stubbies job.  


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    HD Forums Australia - hd clean 2.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - hd_clean1_1.jpg

  • Neale Posts: 268
    Richmond NSW
    Stage 1 Poster Neale
    13 Feb 2018 05:50 PM
    The best finish I have yet to get is to blow my bikes down with my leaf blower. I've put a few people onto it and had nothing but praise so far .
    Just be careful not to connect your bike with the end of the blower.
  • Cropduster Posts: 305
    Brisvegas
    Stage 1 Poster Cropduster
    13 Feb 2018 05:55 PM
    Posted by shadowarrior on 12 Feb 2018 10:27 PM
    Posted this sometime back in another thread, well, here's the post again :)  This is the exercise I follow every two weeks. 

    https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/108446/113/

    Turtle Wax Rinse Free wash and wax and Meguiar's Quick Wax.
    Added around 4 caps of the turtle wax wash to half bucket of water and soaked some micro fibre cloths in it over night. Next morning cleaned each section off with that solution using microfibre cloths. For the paint surface, as soon as I cleaned it with the wash, I used another microfibre cloth with the Quick Wax sprayed on it to wipe the surface dry. Wring the second microfibre cloth thoroughly every time so when I use it to dry another portion, the cloth has no dripping water, just little bit moist. For all the chrome parts, same method to wash and another microfibre cloth to wipe it dry but didn't add Meguiar's wax to it. Wasn't sure what a hot exhaust would do to wax coating, so didn't take my chance there. I went over every nook and corner, so I'd say a 3-4 beer stubbies job.  


    HD Forums Australia - 22137224_10155538672910801_7065414265137275970_o_1.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - hd clean 2.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - hd_clean1_1.jpg

     That looks good mate, is that a hemorrhoid cushion is it?

  • Krash Kinkade Posts: 1741
    Motor Head Krash Kinkade
    13 Feb 2018 07:15 PM
    Posted by shadowarrior on 12 Feb 2018 10:27 PM
    Posted this sometime back in another thread, well, here's the post again :)  This is the exercise I follow every two weeks. 

    https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/108446/113/

    Turtle Wax Rinse Free wash and wax and Meguiar's Quick Wax.
    Added around 4 caps of the turtle wax wash to half bucket of water and soaked some micro fibre cloths in it over night. Next morning cleaned each section off with that solution using microfibre cloths. For the paint surface, as soon as I cleaned it with the wash, I used another microfibre cloth with the Quick Wax sprayed on it to wipe the surface dry. Wring the second microfibre cloth thoroughly every time so when I use it to dry another portion, the cloth has no dripping water, just little bit moist. For all the chrome parts, same method to wash and another microfibre cloth to wipe it dry but didn't add Meguiar's wax to it. Wasn't sure what a hot exhaust would do to wax coating, so didn't take my chance there. I went over every nook and corner, so I'd say a 3-4 beer stubbies job.  


    HD Forums Australia - 22137224_10155538672910801_7065414265137275970_o_1.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - hd clean 2.jpg

    HD Forums Australia - hd_clean1_1.jpg

     thanks for the turtle wax rinse free tip, I've used that on everything since you posted.

    your bike immaculate!!

  • shadowarrior Posts: 218
    Gold Coast
    Stock Poster shadowarrior
    13 Feb 2018 09:25 PM
    Posted by Cropduster on 13 Feb 2018 05:55 PM
    Posted by shadowarrior on 12 Feb 2018 10:27 PM
    Posted this sometime back in another thread, well, here's the post again :)  This is the exercise I follow every two weeks. 

    https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/108446/113/

    Turtle Wax Rinse Free wash and wax and Meguiar's Quick Wax.
    Added around 4 caps of the turtle wax wash to half bucket of water and soaked some micro fibre cloths in it over night. Next morning cleaned each section off with that solution using microfibre cloths. For the paint surface, as soon as I cleaned it with the wash, I used another microfibre cloth with the Quick Wax sprayed on it to wipe the surface dry. Wring the second microfibre cloth thoroughly every time so when I use it to dry another portion, the cloth has no dripping water, just little bit moist. For all the chrome parts, same method to wash and another microfibre cloth to wipe it dry but didn't add Meguiar's wax to it. Wasn't sure what a hot exhaust would do to wax coating, so didn't take my chance there. I went over every nook and corner, so I'd say a 3-4 beer stubbies job.  


     That looks good mate, is that a hemorrhoid cushion is it?

     You know am getting old, need to make the tender regions feel safe and stay comfortable :P

    That's an AirHawk seat. Literally saves my ass from going numb on longer rides. Melbourne to Gold Coast with that under me was a blast :) Can't recommend it enough.

  • shadowarrior Posts: 218
    Gold Coast
    Stock Poster shadowarrior
    13 Feb 2018 09:27 PM
    Posted by Krash Kinkade on 13 Feb 2018 07:15 PM
    Posted by shadowarrior on 12 Feb 2018 10:27 PM
    Posted this sometime back in another thread, well, here's the post again :)  This is the exercise I follow every two weeks. 

    https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/108446/113/

    Turtle Wax Rinse Free wash and wax and Meguiar's Quick Wax.
    Added around 4 caps of the turtle wax wash to half bucket of water and soaked some micro fibre cloths in it over night. Next morning cleaned each section off with that solution using microfibre cloths. For the paint surface, as soon as I cleaned it with the wash, I used another microfibre cloth with the Quick Wax sprayed on it to wipe the surface dry. Wring the second microfibre cloth thoroughly every time so when I use it to dry another portion, the cloth has no dripping water, just little bit moist. For all the chrome parts, same method to wash and another microfibre cloth to wipe it dry but didn't add Meguiar's wax to it. Wasn't sure what a hot exhaust would do to wax coating, so didn't take my chance there. I went over every nook and corner, so I'd say a 3-4 beer stubbies job.  



     thanks for the turtle wax rinse free tip, I've used that on everything since you posted.

    your bike immaculate!!

     Thanks, glad you liking it :) 

  • Cropduster Posts: 305
    Brisvegas
    Stage 1 Poster Cropduster
    13 Feb 2018 09:43 PM
    Posted by shadowarrior on 13 Feb 2018 09:25 PM
    Posted by Cropduster on 13 Feb 2018 05:55 PM
    Posted by shadowarrior on 12 Feb 2018 10:27 PM
    Posted this sometime back in another thread, well, here's the post again :)  This is the exercise I follow every two weeks. 

    https://www.hdforums.com.au/Thread/108446/113/

    Turtle Wax Rinse Free wash and wax and Meguiar's Quick Wax.
    Added around 4 caps of the turtle wax wash to half bucket of water and soaked some micro fibre cloths in it over night. Next morning cleaned each section off with that solution using microfibre cloths. For the paint surface, as soon as I cleaned it with the wash, I used another microfibre cloth with the Quick Wax sprayed on it to wipe the surface dry. Wring the second microfibre cloth thoroughly every time so when I use it to dry another portion, the cloth has no dripping water, just little bit moist. For all the chrome parts, same method to wash and another microfibre cloth to wipe it dry but didn't add Meguiar's wax to it. Wasn't sure what a hot exhaust would do to wax coating, so didn't take my chance there. I went over every nook and corner, so I'd say a 3-4 beer stubbies job.  


     That looks good mate, is that a hemorrhoid cushion is it?

     You know am getting old, need to make the tender regions feel safe and stay comfortable :P

    That's an AirHawk seat. Literally saves my ass from going numb on longer rides. Melbourne to Gold Coast with that under me was a blast :) Can't recommend it enough.

     

    well i haven't ridden that in nearly 30 years! so props to you mate! cushion or not LOL

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