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Discussion in 'Maintenance & Tweaks' started by superme79, Jul 8, 2008.

  1. superme79

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    What products do you use to clean and polish your bike? I was looking round Halfords at the weekend and there seem to be a few options. I wanted a degreaser / cleaner to get rid of filth from the wheels and some sort of polish to make it all shine like a squaddies boots! Any suggestions?
     
  2. i use "WURTH" engine and wheel cleaner to clean my wheels, i also spray some on a bit of paper towel and clean off chain lube that's got flung onto any other parts of the bike before i wash the bike properly, cos otherwise it's really annoying when you think you're washing the thing but what you're really doing is spreading lube everywhere :evil:
     
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  4. i don't think i would trust that 3 in 1 stuff anywhere apart from the chain.
    never had any probs with the "WURTH" range of products, i have used
    chain lube
    engine and wheel cleaner
    chain cleaner/degreaser
    brake cleaner

    all good stuff.

    can't comment on the autoglym stuff cos i haven't used it, check out the prices, if it's dearer....don't bother - you'll just be paying for the name.
     
  5. Stu

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    You can't beat the good old jet wash pumping out at over 60psi. Wash down with car shampoo and clean the wheels with WD40. On a very boring Sunday I'll autosol the exhaust/link pipe then dry off with a leather. Carb or brake clenaer on the um brakes.
     
  6. Craig

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    I've heard mixed views about jet washing bike's, have you had any problems with water getting into areas of the engine where it shouldnt? Jet washing is very efficent though! :p
     
  7. Stu

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    Go to any dealer and they have a jet wash for cleaning bikes. Mine do. I try to keep it off the chain and I have upset the alarm a couple of times but no real problems. I ride all year round so the bike isn't show room condition but the jet wash does do a good job.

    it gets in where my hands won't go like the radiator top (not the fins) and inside the fairing. Does a good job on the shock spring too. I know everyone won't agree with jet washing a bike but i've been doing it for years.
     
  8. superme79

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    Thanks. I'm surviving with a bottle of car shampoo, a hose and a brush at the moment! :)
     
  9. I use a Turtle car shampoo, WD-40 for wheels, no wax just teflon based coating once every few months.
    WD-40 is great for wheels try it.
    Look at autoglym lifeshine products...
     
  10. Army_Roofus

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  11. Sorry on the late reply, but I use Auto Glym products. I know the polish and shampoo is for cars, but it works a treat on the bike. The degreaser is excellent too. Halfords and Hein Gericke sell all this stuff too.
     
  12. Craig

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    I used to use some type of Japanese grease remover stuff, worked great - it was like those bounty adverts with one wipe. For the life I can't remember the name of it though; I'll let you know if I every find the damn can. One chore I don't enjoy with bikes is cleaning them - far too many awkward gaps to get in! :)
     

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