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post #1 of 14 (permalink) Old 05-08-2013, 10:27 AM Thread Starter
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Cleaning: Seat & chrome

Hi All,

Just got my '94 VN750 into the shop where she has to undergo servicing. Been standing for almost two years.
While the mechanic is fiddling around with the mechanical side I would like to start cleaning, and have a couple of questions:

1) What is the best procedure to clean/conserve the original seat?
2) For the chrome parts what is better/longer-lasting Nevr-Dull or Brasso?

Thanks in advance for any suggestions.

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Any auto part store should carry vinyl and leather cleaner. I use McGuires.

Ditto for the chrome cleaner. A coat of turtle wax after cleaning makes it easier the next time. Am sure folks here will chime in with their "favorite" polish or cleaner, but really there's not much difference other than price.

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Any auto part store should carry vinyl and leather cleaner. I use McGuires.
Yup, just whatever you do, do NOT use armorall on your seat! Everytime you break, your ass slides forward and 'the boys' want to meet the steal tank. Never armorall your seat!
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Yup, just whatever you do, do NOT use armorall on your seat! Everytime you break, your ass slides forward and 'the boys' want to meet the steal tank. Never armorall your seat!
or your handgrips
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I take a shower to clean my seat and use a toothbrush for the chrome!



Seriously, a wet rag with water is sufficient for the seat. I recently began using Neverdull. Easy to apply and easy to polish.

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or your handgrips
Or your tires......

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Hi All,

Thank you for all the good suggestions!

I do no like ArmorAll - or a similar product we have here, called "Nais" - since they both stink like super-cheap patchouli and make things really slippery.

Cheers from Costa Rica!

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I totally agree with the "Never Dull". It is awesome stuff for bringing chrome back to life!
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Plain, white vinegar works well for cleaning oil based dirts....even lemon juice...and both are safe to finishes....I dilute mine to 50/50....



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I clean my chrome with Never Dull and then wash/wax the whole bike with Fukken Wax (water-less wash). I only ever used a cleaner/protectant on the seat once...that was a fun ride! Like a rodeo.

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