Just how do you wash in every nook and cranny of the bike? I think that you would need some very special shaped brushes but I have never seen some for sale. What do you use to wash your bike?
This might sound a bit odd, but I like the smell of Gunk Engine Brite. I recently cleaned the bottom of the Beemer's engine and the smell wafts up while waiting at stop lights.bazra said:Engine, use an engine cleaner and brush what I can.
I agree!GJBushman said:I'm a firm believer in a keeping a bike clean but Bazra's cleaning schedule seems a little agressive to me. Of course, Vegas does get a bit dusty.
Carnuba wax and a soft toothbrush. Meguiar's Yellow is good, PRO if you can find it. When the tupperware's off I clean, but I don't remove it just for that. (Not that there's anything wrong with that.)siclmn said:Just how do you wash in every nook and cranny of the bike? I think that you would need some very special shaped brushes but I have never seen some for sale. What do you use to wash your bike?
Wow you need to get a life or a Harley!!!!bazra said:I have a FOUR phase wash cycle.
Phase 1. The FULL MONTY. (this is the one you want)
I do this about every three months.
Remove all Tupperware.
Wash bike using a good House Type Dishwashing Soap (this will remove wax) with a couple of different size brushes.
Engine, use an engine cleaner and brush what I can.
Wheels, use a “spray on wheel cleaner” on wheels and wash with some different size brushes.(I hate this part)
If you have an air compressor, (lucky you) blow off water.
Tupperware gets washed and when dry use Mequiar’s DEEP CRYSTAL Paint Cleaner.
I have two electric buffers. Med. and small. Use the buffers to apply the paint Cleaner. Then when dry hand buff with terry cloth towel.
Then DO IT AGAIN! You have to get off the oxidation for the paint to shine!
Rub you hand along the surface, it should feel smooth, if it doesn’t buff it again.
Now you have to polish the paint. Use Mequiar’s Polish. Apply it with the electric buffers. (be sure to wash the buffer pad applicator or have a second one)
Then when dry, hand buff with terry cloth towel.
Rub you hand along the surface, it should feel very smooth, if it doesn’t polish again.
Wax. Apply Mequiar’s Carnauba wax by hand. When dry hand buff off with terry cloth towel.
Wax it again and hand buff off. Then use the electric buffers with a terry cloth head.
Windshield. I use the same process as the Tupperware.
Wheels. I just use Mequiar’s all in one, Cleaner Wax on them. (I hate this part)
Bags and plastic. I use Back Magic; it is a vinyl, plastic shine and protectant.
Seat. Just wash it, I don’t use any agent. I don’t want to slide off.
PHASE 2. In between washing.
I use a California duster small size and clean off the bike. I will also use Mequiar’s Quik Delailer, Mist and Wipe off.
PHASE 3. When it’s dirty.
Wash with car wash soap. (so it don’t remove the wax)
I leave the Tupperware on for this and just wash what I can.
Then dry off and use the Quik detailer for water spots or use a cleaner wax.
When on the road and I can’t find a friend’s place to wash. I will have to use a car wash with power wash.
That’s what I do.
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So fast you can’t see me.