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I've been wondering what is the best method for washing a new bike. My black bike seems to get dirty quite easily and I would like to get opinions on what you guys use to get her clean.
 

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If it's not too dirty you can use maguires quick detail on the paint and glass cleaner in the chrome. I do that almost every night. For the times when it's really dirty I was it just like a car then use a compressor to blow it off with air. Along with a shamee.
 

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I found out waaaay long ago that Lemon Pledge takes care of EVERYTHING on the bike... been using it for the past decade and keeps the bike lookin' like it just came off the showroom floor! Works great on metal, chrome, plastic, bug crap, exhaust pipes (even the blackened ones, mirrors, etc.. I lik the generic versions of it even more as it's not as "waxy" as the Lemon Pledge! Someone found this little trick out long ago when they took a look at what all the spray cleaner/polishers contained. Same ingredients as Honda, Harley, etc.. only with a lemon scent for a fraction of what they charge and the can is 3 x's bigger! When I had my Harley, dripping with chrome on everything, it looked awesome without having to use 50 different polishers and cleaners to get the same results! ;)
 

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SCHIMBO said:
If it's not too dirty you can use maguires quick detail on the paint and glass cleaner in the chrome. I do that almost every night. For the times when it's really dirty I was it just like a car then use a compressor to blow it off with air. Along with a shamee.
X2. Gotta love the Maguires Quick Detail. I have to try the Lemon Pledge on my older bike 1st. I like Simple Green as a non-paint cleaner but will use it on paint if something nasty is on the paint. I use Meguires Car Wash for the paint if dirty.

I've only had my Stryker for 2 weeks (driven 900 miles) and she's getting her 1st full bath this week.
 

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SillyFingaz said:
I found out waaaay long ago that Lemon Pledge takes care of EVERYTHING on the bike... been using it for the past decade and keeps the bike lookin' like it just came off the showroom floor! Works great on metal, chrome, plastic, bug crap, exhaust pipes (even the blackened ones, mirrors, etc.. I lik the generic versions of it even more as it's not as "waxy" as the Lemon Pledge! Someone found this little trick out long ago when they took a look at what all the spray cleaner/polishers contained. Same ingredients as Honda, Harley, etc.. only with a lemon scent for a fraction of what they charge and the can is 3 x's bigger! When I had my Harley, dripping with chrome on everything, it looked awesome without having to use 50 different polishers and cleaners to get the same results! ;)
Tight... I think i remember you or someone mentioning this method??? im gonna give it a try
 

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Magic eraser works...well magic on bug guts and tar. ONLY use on non-painted surfaces. This let's you keep the elbow grease on the shelf.
 

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Micro fiber cloths work the best I've found. Norwex makes a few just for cars and a few glass cleaner cloths and they make the bike sparkle :D
 

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I've been using Mcguires motorcycle wash, spray it on and rinse it off, works great. Also have a "california feather duster" that works well if the bike is clean but has sat for a few days.
Silly, I saw a Pledge commercial the other day that mentioned using it on motorcycles and I thought "no way," now I'll have to try it.
 
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