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Offline oldtimer

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Any general cleaning product recommendations
« on: April 22, 2018, 02:59:18 PM »
Yet another question from me, sorry! I'm filling this forum with endless questions it seems.

I have some general cleaning and polishing product I used on my old bike but I found it streaks on the fairing as it's more of a matt finish, so what do you guys use? And recommendations? 

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Re: Any general cleaning product recommendations
« Reply #1 on: April 22, 2018, 04:00:43 PM »
I use a general car shampoo to wash the bike then dry off with old cotton tea towels and micro fibre cloths.
Once as dry as I can get it I use waterless wash and wax similar to this

Williams Racing APL1009 Waterless Wash Wax Kit, Set of 2 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013FKVGOU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nfk3AbDSX9HH6

There are cheaper products out there and I purchased 3 bottles from eBay.
If the bike is not filthy I will just use the wash and wax to keep on top of it. Bring all shiny and matte bodywork up really nice.
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Re: Any general cleaning product recommendations
« Reply #2 on: April 22, 2018, 06:39:51 PM »
*Originally Posted by Deso_70 [+]
I use a general car shampoo to wash the bike then dry off with old cotton tea towels and micro fibre cloths.
Once as dry as I can get it I use waterless wash and wax similar to this

Williams Racing APL1009 Waterless Wash Wax Kit, Set of 2 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013FKVGOU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nfk3AbDSX9HH6

There are cheaper products out there and I purchased 3 bottles from eBay.
If the bike is not filthy I will just use the wash and wax to keep on top of it. Bring all shiny and matte bodywork up really nice.

Oh, cheers. I like the sound of that stuff  :152:

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Re: Any general cleaning product recommendations
« Reply #3 on: April 24, 2018, 05:33:21 PM »
*Originally Posted by Deso_70 [+]
Williams Racing APL1009 Waterless Wash Wax Kit, Set of 2 https://www.amazon.co.uk/dp/B013FKVGOU/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_nfk3AbDSX9HH6


Just to say that following your recommendation, I got myself a couple of bottles of those bad boys. Wow. Amazing stuff cheers  :152:

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Re: Any general cleaning product recommendations
« Reply #4 on: April 24, 2018, 07:02:34 PM »
Greased lightning...2 litres for £19.00.....Muc -Off...and  Halfords cheap,car wash shampoo for when its really mucky..but normal cleaning of Tank,bodywork,clock...Mr.Sheene.... :028:
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Re: Any general cleaning product recommendations
« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2018, 06:46:25 PM »
*Originally Posted by oldtimer [+]
Just to say that following your recommendation, I got myself a couple of bottles of those bad boys. Wow. Amazing stuff cheers  :152:

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Re: Any general cleaning product recommendations
« Reply #6 on: May 01, 2018, 07:15:16 PM »
Because mine is black after the main sponge wash I use MA-FRA Last Touch Express, Superfast Wax - towel it off, then once fully dry  Autoglym instant shine. I guess it is pretty much the same as Deso recommended - Carnuba wax in a spray.  :002: (They claim that last touch express has special stuff for Black paint hence why I use it. I have no idea if that is a load of old B.... but it does come up nice  :2:)
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Re: Any general cleaning product recommendations
« Reply #7 on: May 01, 2018, 10:42:37 PM »
Anyone any other ideas for cleaning the black textured plastic, particularly around the tail light ?

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Re: Any general cleaning product recommendations
« Reply #8 on: May 02, 2018, 08:46:15 AM »

Now, I haven't used this myself but I have heard that its very good, I guess you local Halfords will offer something similar    :028:   


https://www.amazon.co.uk/Meguiars-G15812EU-Ultimate-Plastic-Restorer/dp/B0044090GC/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1525247198&sr=8-1&keywords=black+plastic+cleaner 
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Re: Any general cleaning product recommendations
« Reply #9 on: May 02, 2018, 11:47:46 AM »
*Originally Posted by Bart [+]
Anyone any other ideas for cleaning the black textured plastic, particularly around the tail light ?

Try Johnson's Pledge - yes, I know it's a furniture polish but it works great on cleaning and polishing plastic and even the metal gas tank.

 



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