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post #1 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014, 05:33 PM Thread Starter
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Unhappy Rain...how ya feelin.

Went to look at my "new" '95 Vulcan to purchase back few weeks ago,guy had it nice/safe in garage...clean and shiny!!Got it home put it up in my shop,nice and dry.Decided to ride to work today...sunny just a few clouds.2+ hours later,rain,rain...dammitt!!Seems like rain makes those little dry "puddles" on that nice shiny chrome...they turn into tiny rust pits,then rust.So what do you guys do?
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post #2 of 21 (permalink) Old 07-23-2014, 09:00 PM
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clean them, then wax is what I do. others may have other ideas..

I use good old paste wax on it too..

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I use a water-less wash/wax called Fukken Wax. Cleans and shines real nicely. Just spray it on, wipe it off and buff.

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For the shiny bits
Blue Magic Metal Polish it work miracles,, and leaves a protective film on that fends off small amounts of water...

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Went to look at my "new" '95 Vulcan to purchase back few weeks ago,guy had it nice/safe in garage...clean and shiny!!Got it home put it up in my shop,nice and dry.Decided to ride to work today...sunny just a few clouds.2+ hours later,rain,rain...dammitt!!Seems like rain makes those little dry "puddles" on that nice shiny chrome...they turn into tiny rust pits,then rust.So what do you guys do?
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Mothers chrome polish. For the most part, after rain, you can just wipe. However, you have to continually shine that stuff and your neighbors and wife/girlfriend/partner will think you are obsessed. HOWEVER, you are NOT obsessed, you just want your little buddy baby to shine like diamond for the world! I love you baby! Shine for meeeeeeeeeee

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Thats awsome,thanks guys!!I was kinda wondering how the heck do ya wax/polish that nice shiny exhaust chrome...remember HOT!!Think that "wax" will burn off,like a sizzlin candle!!
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I use Mothers polish, but only after storage in the off season or if I was caught in the rain and splattered with oil and road grime.
I simply use a soft cotton cloth to wipe everything chomed and painted off most of the time.

Polishing and cleaning (or detailing) your bike is nothing to fear or be ashamed of despite what some of the other members tell you. Many just ride it and don't worry about how it looks which is fine.

For me polishing and cleaning is more than just cosmetics....whille you are in there cleaning you should be doing visual inspections on EVERYTHING. Paying attention to drips, wear/rub marks, wire chaffing, and generally making sure everything is secure and tight.

Doing this is more of a safety pre-flight check than it is about looking good. Frankly, riding a bike is inherently dangerous, so you would think every rider would want to do a good inspection occasionally to ensure his bike will not be his own undoing.
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Good point. I just like shining things.

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I will once a month wash the bike , I use zymol wax on everything my bike is my daily transportation until they salt the roads ( 15-20k miles a year on the bike ) I still have to get my car out of summer storage in the next few months lol

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