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05-20-2003, 10:39 AM
What do you use to clean and shine your Rs50?
I use only the best.
a rag sprayed down with WD40
It removes any stuck on dirt or grease and leaves the bike very shiney
(i dont use it on the windscreen)
05-20-2003, 11:21 AM
i just use the hose pipe and some wax. Looks shiney for a while until you go and ride it the next day
05-20-2003, 12:44 PM
with spray setting NOT jet!! (expensive one, can adjust the power coming through, so no killing the bearings, or blowing stickers off...)
gets rid of all the chain lube, 2T oil, road film, etc, *note* it doesnt kill your bearings if your bikes well maintained also u dont aim it for your bearings u use a brush and a spray can... its like 'muk off' etc...
This is what funeral directors use on their cars to keep the black looking nice.... also is nice for when u use metalic T-Cut (light, not course like normal) to remove very fine marks it brings it up... 3M handglaze if not anabrasive wax or anything its a form of polish
Well im sure everyone knows what this is... this is for the general spraying on things that may corrode and brings the wheels up nicely etc....
<strong>Car 'Wash & Wax':</strong>
Basically a soap and water clean down....
<strong>AutoSol or Auto Glym Polish</strong>
This is for my polished heel plates and brake & clutch levers & gear levers and top yoke caps
I think thats about it (note: i said i think)
Order of cleaning:
Wash & wax/ soap
<em>--------------------let it dry off, compressor helps to aid drying speed--------------------</em>
Polish (Rear Sets etc...)
General rub down with a polishing cloth
Then every once in awhile (every few cleans) give it a 3M handglaze over to keep the 'like new' shine
*note* non of the products used cause damage to the bike like aids bearing wear or removes coats off paint... even the 'metalic T-Cut' doesnt do that as its very light... good for the little scufs around your tank pad...
<strong>Total Cleaning time:</strong>
Drying time was included and then stairing time follows after 6 :D
<img src="http://members.lycos.co.uk/cmpracing/12.jpg" style="border:0;"/>
Note: bike had been rode up the road and back to pic up the digi cam... so allow room for a lil dirt
05-20-2003, 01:22 PM
Wicked Craig but you know what they say.....
You Cant Polish a Turd!!!
05-21-2003, 08:16 AM
I use wash n wax then that turtle wax colour coded stuff, £8 a bottle >.< but you got a free chip stick so i can hide the scrapes from where i have fell off :-p
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