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Evening,

Like the title says what products will you use to take care of your star white silk Bella?

I've read allot about honda spray cleaner and polish its really getting nice reviews and doesn't cost much
Only problem is that honda spray cleaner and polish aint available in the Netherlands amazon sellers won't ship over sea
So question is does anyone know a product that is as good as the honda spray that doesn't cost to much i readed allot about chemical guys but that stuff is expensive.

Sorry for my bad english !

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After looking around at forums on the interwebs, the best thing anyone is really mentioning commonly is just to wash it with automotive soap and dry it and leave it alone. Also touching it a lot isn't recommended. There are products you can use like the chemical guys one that's mentioned but it isn't worth it apparently.
 

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Chemical Guys have excellent products and AutoGeek carries most of their line. If you buy your finish protection products from your friendly auto parts store, do yourself a favor and read the educational info AutoGeek provides on their site. The European guys seem to be better educated regarding paint/finish protection products, while the American guys seem to rely on a few discount store brands. No es bueno. >:)

Bryan works at AutoGeek and runs a matte white Panagale and he told me he uses the McKee 37 Matte stuff. Since he has access to any of the products, I think his choice is quite relevant.

Results for McKee's 37 Matte Finish - Search

Link takes you to a kit. Pretty sure you can order just the bottle alone.
 

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I've read allot about honda spray cleaner and polish its really getting nice reviews and doesn't cost much
I have used the Honda cleaner/ Hondabrite for years on my gloss finish bikes. I have even used it on the plastics of my MX bike after a good wash. While it is cheap, I dont think that is effective for the matte finish. I would stick to what works for others with the same color/ style paint.
 

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......While it is cheap, I dont think that is effective for the matte finish.......
Hugg hit the nail on the head. You can have cheap and effective. However if it is only one or the other, not both, you are doing your bike a disservice.

BTW, Plexus is very similar to the Honda polish. AFIK the Honda polish is no longer available, but the same product is now sold as Original Bike Spirits Spray Cleaner & Polish. My dealer uses it to detail bikes, but not the matte ones.
 

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I've never used the Honda stuff, but for the price, maybe I'll give it a try on a Suzuki I have. Amazon has it.

Also, Jetseal has helped keep my wheels clean, you can probably get away with the mini bottle for just wheels.
 

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I'm getting mine venture shielded, they do a silk material. Then I'll use matte Nanolex,

Be wary of using anything with polish in it, it will do just that, polish it and it will look very patchy.

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What is everyones thoughts for keeping the wheels clean? I have read about guys using WD40 to get the grease and grime off. Seems a little strong but there are plenty of people using it.
 

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I would have thought WD40 would attract the dirt. A good coat of quality wax would be better. But I'll put gloss Nanolex on mine Si3D, I use it on car alloys and it works exceptionally well.
 

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I do like that Nanolex stuff...from what I have read. I wonder if they ship internationally.
 

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I do like that Nanolex stuff...from what I have read. I wonder if they ship internationally.
https://nanolex.us/

I am into detailing and I really rate their products the Si3D is just stunning, I've done my wheels, frame and black plastic parts with it. I have the matte coating for the star silk components just waiting for the venture shield kit to be fitted which you can also coat.

Water just runs off and dirt doesn't stick to it either.

http://www.tonyjamesdesigns.com/
 

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Thank you sir!

Steeve,

I am in the US site now and many things are out of stock...a testament to the products.

I dont see the Si3D product on the US site. Is it listed under the Alloy Wheels section?
 

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Thank you sir!

Steeve,

I am in the US site now and many things are out of stock...a testament to the products.

I dont see the Si3D product on the US site. Is it listed under the Alloy Wheels section?
The US nanolex site is a US based distributor and they dont have the Si3D listed. Going to have to get creative and fond it elsewhere...
 

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Ideally you need the pre-wash concentrate and the EX cleaner to prepare the surfaces prior to using the sealants, both the Si3D and the Matte sealant. These prepare the surface and remove any contaminants as the material needs to bond with the paint. The special pads for application are ideal as they are totally lint free. Have a look at the complete kit.

https://nanolex.us/show-item.asp?i_id=1044

They also do special shampoos which top up the coating as you wash, there's a separate one for gloss (Si3D) and another for Matte. They call them reactivating shampoos, they are on the Nanolex US website.


https://nanolex.us/show-item.asp?i_id=1011
https://nanolex.us/show-item.asp?i_id=1034


Looks like Si3D is called something else in the USA, either Ultra paint and alloy sealant or Professional paint and alloy sealant. Perhaps a problem with the name they use in Europe.

As my bike is a white satin finish I've done the wheels, frame and black plastics with Si3D (the resulting shine on the wheels has to be seen to be believed) and once the venture shield is applied I'll do all the satin finish parts with Matte.
I have no connection with this company, although I ought to ask for commission, I first met the people from Germany, including the chemist who invented it all, at a detailing show in the UK.
I first tried it out on my BMW motorbike before treating my wife's new Mini Cooper. Whilst on a car it takes ages to do it's not difficult so long as you follow what are simple instructions. The car was done last June. The result is just stunning, it hardly gets dirty and the rain just washes the dirt off, the water beading is amazing. It's difficult to wet it and the gloss is better than the day it came out of the factory.

The picture shows how it looks if you try and wet the car with a hose.
 

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I would have thought WD40 would attract the dirt. A good coat of quality wax would be better. But I'll put gloss Nanolex on mine Si3D, I use it on car alloys and it works exceptionally well.
Nanolex is so hard to find here in the states. They are out of stock of a bunch of stuff. Going to try dr beasly's or mckeys 37, have you tried either?
 

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I'd recommend S100 Total Reiniger - must be avaliable in the Netherlands or at least you'll find someone on the internet who'll send it to you.
I used it on my former bike - Street Triple RX in matte silver - and was always very satisfied with the results :)

For the rims I always use brake cleaner - it's cheap and usually does a good job cleaning even chain lube from the rims
 

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FWIW, i have found a new use for the 3 cans of the Honda cleaner that I have laying around. It does a great job on getting that little layer of grime on the wheels after a long ride. A few sprays on a microfiber and it cleans them right up. After you get the grime/dust off just flip to the clean side of the microfiber , add a few squirts and they look like new.
 
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