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Just wondering what everyone else uses as a cleaner/polisher? I wipe mine down after every (well almost) ride with Captain Richard's Best. I also use it on my boat and highly recommend it.

https://captainrichardsbest.com/

Anything else anyone really recommends?
 

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I used 3m boat wax. It is a hard wax that last and looks great for a long time. The bike has the wet look.
Hmm... You know Big, I use that twice a season on my boat and I never even thought about trying it on my bike or car.

Stupid label pigeonholed me... lmao.
 

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I stick with the Meguiars Mirror Glaze line of cleaners and polishes. They have a few different lines, stick to the stuff in the tan bottles, that's the stuff they developed with body shops and finishers to have the best results and be silicone free.
 

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Sorry, Star White Silk here. No polish allowed. However, The Chemical Guys make some really good products for vehicle finishes. I actually have their matte care products. Good stuff.
I am also using the Chemical Guys matte products on my white SS with good results.
 

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Be sure to read the back and ensure whatever polish you use that its non abrasive polish and ph balanced shampoo.
 

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Thanks for the two positive comments about Chemical Guys products. I was trying to decide between this line and a much more expensive matte specific product by Dr. Beasley's.
 

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Sorry, Star White Silk here. No polish allowed. However, The Chemical Guys make some really good products for vehicle finishes. I actually have their matte care products. Good stuff.
I've been looking at their stuff se7en. Which of their products do you use? I have the Star White Silk and don't want to risk using the wrong stuff
 

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I'm into detailing and once again a personal choice I would rather shove wasps up my rectum than use waterless wash even on my mountain bike, mower or wheel barrow. I've had people use this stuff who swear by the almighty they have no swirls or micro scratches on their cars etc. Until you look in the proper light and it looks like a well used ice rink.

For goodness sake guys stop talking in terms of POLISH, all polishes are abrasive, use a wax often called a glaze or a ceramic coating. A polish is for remedial work. We all have new bikes so unless you need to 'polish' out a scratch or mark use a wax etc.

It's essential to use correct techniques when washing your bike and the right materials for cleaning and caring for matte or silk finishes. Ordinary shampoos have a polishing effect.

It all depends how keen or OCD you are about caring for your bike or car.
www.detailing world.co.uk
 

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I'm into detailing and once again a personal choice I would rather shove wasps up my rectum than use waterless wash even on my mountain bike, mower or wheel barrow. I've had people use this stuff who swear by the almighty they have no swirls or micro scratches on their cars etc. Until you look in the proper light and it looks like a well used ice rink.

For goodness sake guys stop talking in terms of POLISH, all polishes are abrasive, use a wax often called a glaze or a ceramic coating. A polish is for remedial work. We all have new bikes so unless you need to 'polish' out a scratch or mark use a wax etc.

It's essential to use correct techniques when washing your bike and the right materials for cleaning and caring for matte or silk finishes. Ordinary shampoos have a polishing effect.

It all depends how keen or OCD you are about caring for your bike or car.
www.detailing world.co.uk

Would you recommend a spray or a paste wax?. I must admit I do like my bike to look it's best.
 

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Would you recommend a spray or a paste wax?. I must admit I do like my bike to look it's best.
There'd be very little wax content in a spray, many of these are silicon based any way.

The ideal is to thoroughly clean your bike with a ph neutral shampoo first. Use something like Zymol HD cleanse to clean the paintwork. This way you have a clean paint surface, something a wax likes it will bond with the paintwork and last a lot longer.

No need to lather it on a thin film is perfect, follow the waxes instructions as to how long to leave it. Don't forget it will dry quicker in the summer and left too long may be difficult to remove.

Always clean your bike by rinsing first then using the two bucket method (just put that in to Youtube) use a sheepskin mitt not a sponge, the dirt stays on the surface of a sponge and you end up rubbing it around and around on your paint. With a mitt the dirt is taken into the mitt and not on the surface. Rinse with clean water and dry using a proper drying towel not a chamois leather.

If you really want to see how it's done and buy top class material at reduced prices and you live in the UK then visit Waxstock 2017.... https://www.waxstock.com/

It's aimed mainly at car owners but it all applies to bikes too.
 
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