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post #1 of 16 Old 09-02-2008, 08:15 AM Thread Starter
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This might be a really stupid question but I've read the manual cover to cover and it doesn't say anything about waxing the matte paint. Can and should it be waxed? Mine is an '03 919 in flat black (Asphalt). Just want to take care of it but have never owned anything that wasn't shiny and waxed.

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post #2 of 16 Old 09-02-2008, 08:20 AM
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Can and should it be waxed?
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Let me help you out with your problem! You just go ahead and send me your Asphalt body work and I will send you my 03 steel grey body work and you can wax and polish it all you like! Problem solved


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Well...this is as diverse as the previous 'to wax or not to wax' thread that I found.

I think I'll not wax or polish. I like the flat look.

Woody. I think I'll stick with the Asphalt. If anybody wants to get rid of a stock 03 Asphalt tank with no damage I'd appreciate it. Mine has a small dent and rash on the left side from the previous owner going down on gravel at a gas station. I can cover it with my thumb, but if I could get a new tank for under $100 I would definitely fix it. I'm also on the lookout for a clean left side lower motor cover to fix the rash there as well.

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Honda spray cleaner and polish works great! As for the alternator cover, after the group buy there should be a few for sale.

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Honda spray cleaner and polish works great! As for the alternator cover, after the group buy there should be a few for sale.
What group buy?

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Does Honda Polish really not hurt the asphalt paint?

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Does Honda Polish really not hurt the asphalt paint?
Doesn't hurt it at all. It will polish it without a gloss shine also. I use it on mine all the time.

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Just personally, I don't use any polish(es) on any paintwork. I usually clean the tank and other nice 'n' shiny bits, dry, or only with a dampened rag then lightly buff with another clean rag and finish off with a micro fibre glove. I might breathe on the tank etc to see if there are any films or layers of unwanted sunbstances on them but NO polish...

Too many times now I have used polish and wound up with a slick on the paintwork which proved hard to get rid of especially if the weather is wet or the temperature cool/cold...

Also, I don't wash the bike with a bucket and water or the hose. I always dry clean my gal... This would apply to any type of paintwork, matte or gloss...

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What group buy?
there was a circuit one group buy that a lot of folks particapated in, so there should be several covers that have been replaced and possibly for sale.

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Just personally, I don't use any polish(es) on any paintwork. I usually clean the tank and other nice 'n' shiny bits, dry, or only with a dampened rag then lightly buff with another clean rag and finish off with a micro fibre glove. I might breathe on the tank etc to see if there are any films or layers of unwanted sunbstances on them but NO polish...

Too many times now I have used polish and wound up with a slick on the paintwork which proved hard to get rid of especially if the weather is wet or the temperature cool/cold...

Also, I don't wash the bike with a bucket and water or the hose. I always dry clean my gal... This would apply to any type of paintwork, matte or gloss...
you never ride in the rain do you? if you did this process would make you bike look crappy. i have had my entire bike covered in sand and small pepples from the rain, had i tried to just wipe them off i would have been screwed. now hit that with a hose and off comes all the abrasives and im back in bussiness

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furnature polish... seriously it makes it shine nicely

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post #16 of 16 Old 03-17-2009, 09:29 PM
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I use windex on my matte, semi-gloss black paint. Just remember dont' push to hard if you're tryin to get bug guts out.

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