Demystifying Pledge

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by Sharky1948, May 26, 2009.

  1. Sharky1948

    Sharky1948 Junior Member

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    What's in Pledge and why does it make our bikes shiny?

    Contents:

    1. Water 65-85% (just for volume)
    2. Polydimethylsiloxanes (Silicon oil) 5-10% (makes the bike shiny)
    3. Naphtha, petroleum, hydrotreated heavy 5-10% (cleaner/solvent that evaporates quickly)
    4. Hydrocarbon propellant blend (propane/isobutane/butane) 7-13% (gets it out of the can)


    If you want something a lot cheaper, just make sure the bike is very clean and spray on some silicone...very shiny!


    ps. If you want to compare the various products, go here: Household Products Database - Health and Safety Information on Household Products
     
    Last edited: May 26, 2009
  2. 00BUCKSHOT

    00BUCKSHOT Junior Member

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    i still can't talk myself into detailing my bike with pledge lol
     
  3. Duffer

    Duffer Active Member

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    works like nothing else I've ever tried. Even did my cage with it this weekend (mostly because I was to lazy to do the whole wax on wax off thing).Came out looking good. The guys at work even comented on how good it looked today. This is no small thing from this bunch! I'm a believer!
     
  4. mrkihn

    mrkihn Active Member

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    It does work to a point
    still hard to get the bugs off though
     
  5. buddybr

    buddybr Active Member

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    Not if you let it sit a minute, those sucker wipe right off. Of course, I clean the bugs off as soon as I get in from a ride. I have to or the ants take over my bike.
     
  6. Animal

    Animal Active Member

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    What's in the new Pledge multi surface? I tried it on my bike on the weekend and just fell in love with the stuff. Came back from a ride and didn't use any soap at the car wash to clean the bugs off, they just came right off. It went on and polished real easy and I didn't have to worry about over spray. You need to try this stuff.
     
  7. gasbag

    gasbag Active Member

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    Yeah but those bugs are shiny!!!!!!!!!!

    I just Pledged my bike yesterday. Darn thing glows in the dark now. Love the stuff.
     
  8. easyglider

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    Tried the pledge a few weeks back cause I was too lazy to wax.I got caught in the rain soon after.When i was washing the fairing didn't bead up at all one week later.Might I suggest a good coat of wax the use a wax enhancer to keep that shine up as it goes on and rubs in like pledge .