Wax?

Discussion in 'Softail Models' started by sampson80, Apr 9, 2011.

  1. sampson80

    sampson80 Member

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    Lady at the dealer said I should put a coat of wax on the entire bike (minus bags) Chrome and all to help protect it. Is there anything specific that is made for chrome and the polished aluminum (I think) around the front shocks?
     
  2. gil692

    gil692 Member

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    the dealer has a kit that works fine has all the things you need to do a good job
     
  3. TripleJ

    TripleJ Senior Member

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    I feel another Pledge thread coming on :D
     
  4. glider

    glider Veteran Member

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  5. Breeze3at

    Breeze3at Well-Known Member

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    Stay away from anything that says "cleaner or polish" for the first year or so. Cleaners and polishes usually contain abrasives which your new finish doesn't need YET. Try not to wipe the bike off dry, it creates micro scratches that add up to hazing. I like pure carnuba wax, Pledge is very good also.
     
  6. dbmg

    dbmg Experienced Member

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    Pledge here also....Try it you gonna like it.....
     
  7. lorne

    lorne Senior Member

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    pledge :D:D:D:D:D
     
  8. sampson80

    sampson80 Member

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    Never would have thought of pledge, will definately give it a try.
     
  9. Bikergeek

    Bikergeek Active Member

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    I use a "pledge" type product for quickie touch-ups but mostly for the windshield where it is excels in putting a thin coating that seems to remove very fine scratches and helps to keep the shield clean.

    I also use those handy automotive spray waxes (Meguires, i.e.). They are great for almost anything that painted or metal. I found some with Canuba wax that I prefer. Hey, it's real wax. It's very easy to use, non-abrasive and I use it on chrome too.
     
  10. HDSickness

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    I thought these guys were nuts using Pledge until I tried it and it works great!:bigsmiley12: