Pledge , the first test

Discussion in 'General Harley Davidson Topic' started by planohog, Aug 23, 2009.

  1. planohog

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    new 09 ultra classic, several coats of paste wax applied.
    After a 300ish mile ride in the country yesterday I had tons of dust and spattering of bugs. I used windex as I have for long time to get them moist
    and wipe them off, not very good results but its better than leaving them on there to bake. I have been reading about pledge and today I used it on
    the fairing and front fender, WOW what a shine, then the windshield, WOW
    impressive.. I ended up wiping the entire bike down with it.. Looks like the dealer cleaned it up.. Im impressed.
    Im wondering what it did to the wax i had already applied? and wondering how its going to work when I hit rain.
    Thanks in advance --Chino
     
  2. Doug_09ultra

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    The windex probably took most of the paste wax off anyways. I don't even bother with paste. Just pledge. works fine and doesn't cause a buildup because it dissolves any previous applications when you apply new stuff.
     
  3. Rhowle

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    It will do fine in the rain. I don't believe you will be able to tell the difference between Pledge and wax when it comes to beading up the water. I just wish we could find some rain to go through :(
     
  4. Rewind

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    Thanks for the report........Next time I clean up the bike I'm going to use Pledge!!!
     
  5. formike56

    formike56 Junior Member

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    Pledge is the best... Used on my big truck when I drove.
     
  6. LIRider

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    I agree with Doug. The Windex stripped all of your paste wax off. Nothing will dissolve the bugs like Pledge and leave such a great shine. Also, new dirt just slides off. Been using Pledge for many years on all of my bikes. It used to be a secret, now it is out.
     
  7. Redfish-Joe

    Redfish-Joe Senior Member

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    Pledge does a great job. You have to be careful and hide it. My wife went out to the shop and got my Pledge and finished the can off. I called her on it and she said she would get me some more.....Dollar Store brand!!!! I let her have that can and bought me a can of Pledge now locked up in a cabinet in the shop. :D
     
  8. cedarbrook63

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    Got caught in a heavy downpour the other day and I can tell you that the rain just beads and runs off a Pledged bike just like it would on good quality wax - maybe better:s. I got home - used the Air Force Blaster to dry it in about 3 minutes - again the water just runs off like the bike's rejecting the stuff! Then another few minutes with a damp microfibre cloth and Pledge and it's looking show room again. Brilliiant stuff - in the ultimate tool kit with the service manual and some good tools :D:D
     
  9. Gilligan

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    I'm just wondering why wiping the bike down with Pledge doesn't scratch the paint if you don't wash off the dirt first?? Just a little skeptical. But willing to try it.
     
  10. glider

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    I wouldn't use pledge if the bike is "dirty" ,only if it only had a light film of dust otherwise a washing comes first.