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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 03-08-2012, 04:35 PM Thread Starter
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cleaner preference

I am not one of those fortunate enough to have a garage ans my bike is under the carport and also somewhat blocked to the elements by my truck. I have not yet bought a cover(that comes with payday) so I am asking what cleaner other members like to use. I can handle the seat and tires and so on, but what about the tank and body parts

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As far as cleaner I just use dawn and hot water for the tank and painted parts. For the chrome I use Eagle One Never Dull wadding polish. You can get it at Wal mart for $5. It works good if you have some rust or tar on your chrome. To polish the paint I use a spray like Turtle wax spray. Plus you can get a motorcycle cover at Wal mart for $19.99 or buy a tarp at Home Depot or Lowes for around $15


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As far as cleaner I just use dawn and hot water for the tank and painted parts. For the chrome I use Eagle One Never Dull wadding polish. You can get it at Wal mart for $5. It works good if you have some rust or tar on your chrome. To polish the paint I use a spray like Turtle wax spray. Plus you can get a motorcycle cover at Wal mart for $19.99 or buy a tarp at Home Depot or Lowes for around $15
YUP! dish soap works just fine! I use that and polishing compound or bug/tar remover along with mothers polish for chrome parts. A good coat of wax on painted parts, but only really at the end of the riding season.

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There is a new formulation of Dawn at Costco that is fantastic- best dish soap ever, "Advanced Power" something or other. Dawn has always been great because it has never had any lotions/hand softeners in it and is NOT antibacterial.
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There is a new formulation of Dawn at Costco that is fantastic- best dish soap ever, "Advanced Power" something or other. Dawn has always been great because it has never had any lotions/hand softeners in it and is NOT antibacterial.
I didn't know that! You learn something new on this forum every day
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Simple Green I buy it by the gallon. It is pretty much the same as S100 cycle cleaner, but much cheaper

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You can buy a tarp at Harbor Freight for $4.99 that will cover the bike.

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i have been using "bike bright" for a few years.

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