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post #1 of 20 (permalink) Old 05-04-2005, 09:26 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning you HD?

Im not used to this chrome stuff what do recommend to keep it shiny and clean? Is it taboo to use Honda Polish?
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"Wash"? What's that?

I use S100 to wash the whole thing. They make a spray polish as well... Lemon Pledge works just as nicely.

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Mostly, I use S100 for everything. For a quick cleanup of the chrome, Windex works. I'd put a good coat of some carnauba type wax on the chrome every once in a while though.

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Where do I get this S100 stuff?
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Where do I get this S100 stuff?
Most HD dealers carry the full line of S100 products.

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Most HD dealers carry the full line of S100 products.
Or try Murray's Auto Parts too.

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Where do I get this S100 stuff?

What a newb.

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I use Zymol products. I use the zymol car wqaash to wash the bike. If found a brush works great for the motor fins etc and a softer brush works great for the wheels and getting bugs off of chrome.

then wash mit the painted surfaces and hose down.

I then use the zymol Carbon paste wax on all painted surfaces and chrome surfaces.

mental note: never start the bike if theres finger prints on the exhaust, they will stay there forever.

If your looking for the products they are kind of high end and are costly but I feel well worth it. it makes your paint look amazing. You can find them at coach works by summit and roosevelt in the mall by outback and honey baked ham.




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take the leaking oil and just buff up area to shine the dry parts of the bike...lol

so i heard.



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THat Coachwerks is still there? I remember going in there during after high school for sheepskin seat covers for the Supra.
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I use Zymol products. I use the zymol car wqaash to wash the bike. If found a brush works great for the motor fins etc and a softer brush works great for the wheels and getting bugs off of chrome.

then wash mit the painted surfaces and hose down.

I then use the zymol Carbon paste wax on all painted surfaces and chrome surfaces.

mental note: never start the bike if theres finger prints on the exhaust, they will stay there forever.

If your looking for the products they are kind of high end and are costly but I feel well worth it. it makes your paint look amazing. You can find them at coach works by summit and roosevelt in the mall by outback and honey baked ham.

Zymol does kick ass, but you have to read the instructions on how to apply the stuff. They now make a microfiber buffing towel that makes the process a little easier.
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Is it taboo to use Honda Polish?
Using Honda polish causes all the "cool" to rub off. Better stick with S100.

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Is it taboo to use Honda Polish?
No but you might gain a few horsies.
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MCC?
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I do use honda polish after every ride to get the bugs and dust off. Then wax once or twice a week. when I go to wash my bike its actually hard to keep the paint wet.




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I like Meguires chrome polish...it makes the chrome really shine.

Shiny side up, rubber side down.
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Tony wash/waxes the bike so much......he has no time to ride it.
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<~~justing being an ass, but i heard it was true.

take the leaking oil and just buff up area to shine the dry parts of the bike...lol

so i heard.

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John....here is a concept.......don't ever clean it. That way you'll be able to spot YOUR bike in front of the bar it's parked at

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