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post #1 of 10 Old 11-13-2011, 04:55 PM Thread Starter
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what do you guys use to clean your bikes

ive been meaning to clean my bike *rather dirty* and just have been to lazy because i need cleaning supplies im assuming to get the excess grease off with. the wheels could use some mega clean, and just the over all insides. around the back spring and under the rear part *above the rear tire*. its just… dirty. if it wasnt dark out id upload photos.

along with the exhaust pipes are collecting rust, or a rusty color. not really holes in the pipes rust or anything. but what could i use to clean it off? sand paper? and then use grill paint to coat them? there are parts that have rust. and im curious to know if i can spot remove said rust and use paint to coat it to protect it? its nothing serious. more cosmetic. but i want my sugar buns to be clean and sparkly!

to sum up my question, what do you guys use to make your bikes so clean? im not opposed to good ole elbow grease, i just dont wanna use the wrong stuff and cause damage or something.

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post #2 of 10 Old 11-13-2011, 06:08 PM
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For regular cleaning, I use yellow windex to clean, then some sort of mothers wax and polish. The spray stuff works fine for in between waxings. I think mothers works better than turtle wax. Although turtle wax is a nice product.


In terms of your exhaust? get us some pics. But mabey you could clean them up with some sort of high grit sandpaper or steel wool and coat them with a clear exhaust paint. Not the best thing, but its cheap

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post #3 of 10 Old 11-13-2011, 07:46 PM
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post #4 of 10 Old 11-13-2011, 08:01 PM
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post #6 of 10 Old 11-13-2011, 11:09 PM
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plexus works awesome! plus you can use it to clean your helmet visor with no damage.

for the chain/swingarm/grease buildup i use kerosene. for the engine i use purple cleaner or simple green.

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post #7 of 10 Old 11-13-2011, 11:21 PM
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I recently used a fine wire brush wheel for an electric drill, worked awesomely and was really quick, then a green scrubbing pad with Autosol on it.. Shiny and no scratches.....

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post #8 of 10 Old 11-14-2011, 04:04 PM
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I just bought the honda spray cleaner/polish in a can. Im very impressed with how well it cleaned and polished my gas tank. It says for a longer lasting shine to let the spray dry on the bike then. Buff it off, but i haven't tried that yet.

$7 at my local honda dealer

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post #9 of 10 Old 11-14-2011, 04:25 PM
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Honda spray cleaner and polish is the shit in my book, love the smell too.

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post #10 of 10 Old 11-14-2011, 04:31 PM
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