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post #1 of 36 (permalink) Old 06-13-2012, 05:45 PM Thread Starter
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Default What do you use to wipe down your bike?

I did a search and found nothing.

Since 99% of our riding is done in nice weather and not too much crud gets on the bike, what dod you use to wipe it down to keep it shining, and/or give it that wet look?
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I did a search and found nothing.

Since 99% of our riding is done in nice weather and not too much crud gets on the bike, what dod you use to wipe it down to keep it shining, and/or give it that wet look?
Typically S100 or Pledge.
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For dust, a California duster. For dirt and bugs I wet her slightly and use a spongy thing with a very soft side for bugs. Shammie dry. I wax a section every week or so and touch up with instant detailer.
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Turtle Wax Ice spray when needed and dust with a Califrnia dustmop almost daily (it's always dusty here).

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Nothing but Zaino.
After going through the waxing process, the bike is so slick overnight dust simply blows off.
If a little cleaning is necessary, simply spray a bit of the soapy water on, wipe it down and then hit it with the Zaino quick detail. Bike looks "wet" all the time.

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Nothing but Zaino.
After going through the waxing process, the bike is so slick overnight dust simply blows off.
If a little cleaning is necessary, simply spray a bit of the soapy water on, wipe it down and then hit it with the Zaino quick detail. Bike looks "wet" all the time.
Is Zaino that good? It seems like a lot of work.
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Is Zaino that good? It seems like a lot of work.
I'm new to Zaino, but yes, it's that good. I did my wife's car over the weekend and it was a long process...something like 9 hours to go through all the steps and get it done. But, from now on it'll be a VERY SIMPLE dust off or a quick wash and spritz shine if necessary.
I just started my truck tonight and am going to break that process up into several nights.
For my bike, It's brand new so I did not have to go through the clay bar process and some other stuff so it was much easier.

I'm sold on Zaino after seeing what it did for her car and how easy it makes keeping both it and the bike clean.

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Thanks! Problem is I have the 8-Ball, black!!
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Thanks! Problem is I have the 8-Ball, black!!
My Crossroads has a lot of black too and it looks "wet".

Depending on the age of your 8 and the current condition, it may be a pain getting from where you are to where you want to be, but I'm betting that Zaino can do it.

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Y'all must live where there ain't any bugs. Yes 80% good weather when I ride, but the 20% seems to slip in on about 90% of my rides. In other words, I'll find rain if it is in the surrounding area codes.

What is this Zaino stuff? Is it really worth the effort to find and use?

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