Denim finish paint

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by jamesearl, Oct 16, 2016.

  1. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    I have a new bike with denim finish,the book says if you polish it,it will get more glossy.Does that mean if I use my turtle wax on it the same will happen? Or don't you wax denim?
     
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    dbmg Experienced Member

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  3. jamesearl

    jamesearl Senior Member Contributor

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    Thanks,almost waxed it,though I was going to try an inconspicuous spot first.But yeah,it's a no no.
     
  4. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    Denim paint has a flattening agent in the clear coat. The base/clear applies just like a gloss paint. If you wax or polish it the clear will begin to retain a gloss.
     
  5. joel

    joel Junior Member

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    I was wondering if the wax dried on that denim paint that it might actually start to turn white because the wax won't come out of it.
    But I really don't know what would happen.
     
  6. gator508

    gator508 Senior Member

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    Yes a friend had a army green and black denim dyna, he waxed it 1 time and the wax turned white, he spent a long time with mineral spirits to remove it, do not wax the denim finish.
     
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