useful tid-bit

Discussion in 'Touring Models' started by blues821, Apr 17, 2009.

  1. blues821

    blues821 Active Member

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    Hello all ,
    As some of you know Im a supervisor at a fire truck building company. I was talking to our painter today about swirl marks and polish and such for my RKC and I mentioned Pledge and he advised me that useing pledge is not a good idea on these modern clear coats as it is very oily it will actually in time harm the finish so for what its worth there it is . just thought Id pass that along since I know alot of guys here use it .......so take it or leave it either way I trust his opion and I wont be pledge my bike any more not that i did it that much but it made my black bike streaky so :D
    ride safe Keith
     
  2. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    I'll stay with the pledge from MANY years of use with no ill effects whatsoever.
     
  3. 2000classic

    2000classic Active Member

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    I just started using Pledge on my black 2000 Ultra. That bike has NEVER looked so good! She looks like new again. Streaks? IMO you didn't use it right. Maybe too much?
     
  4. whatyardwork

    whatyardwork Banned

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    Ive gone through Laguer,Enamel,Cronar,Centari,Sikkens,Sherwin Williams,Diamont,PPG,Dupont, back to PPG and now water bourne.The one constant in all of these paint line changes is the clear.The clear is still the same 3 to 1 hardened urethane base in every line.Pledge wont hurt your clear!
    Its not my first choice, but I do use it on occaision.
     
  5. STEVE07

    STEVE07 Well-Known Member Staff Member Super Moderators

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    I am a firm believer in Liquid Glass once a year,pledge the rest of the time:D
     
  6. blues821

    blues821 Active Member

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    well fellas I dont personally know if pledge will hurt it or not , I just tosed it out there as info open to discussion. Ive used it ,but I prefer Maguires quick detail or final inspect myself so If pledge works for you its all good ...I dont know where the painter got his info from but all I know is thats what he told me .and I figured Id pass it along so either way its all good.
     
  7. airdrie

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    There are a few sacred cows on this site. Tossing out the notion that Pledge or TFI are bad is sure to get a quick response. ;-)
     
  8. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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    Who knows, maybe even a bonus too. :lolrolling