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post #1 of 24 (permalink) Old 03-09-2011, 07:45 AM Thread Starter
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Hey Guys,
I have a 2004 Kingpin and hopefully the weather is turning for the better out here in the east coast.
I'm getting ready to do a complete detailing of my bike and i wanted to know what is the best product to use on the black part of the Primary case. The primary cover is chrome but the case is black and it looks alittle dull... What do you guys use and how can i maintain the color.
Also the the motor itself, what can I use to clean it/make it look new again.

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It was suggested to me by a show detailer to use "Wizards" brand detailing products, and I use their bike wash. It has worked for me the past years. Hopefully someone will suggest a much less pricey product or way, but it goes a long way. It really cuts the road grime.

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S100 engine detailer will make the black casings look like new again, but the spray is about $10 for a can. I doubt you could cover all the black on an 8-ball with one can.
For the past couple of years, I have made my own black restore mix as given to me by a friend who shows bikes. Basically it's a 50/50 mix of Mother's Protectant and water. Mix some up in a hand held spray bottle, and spray down all the black wrinkle finish. Wipe off any extra from chrome, and dab up any "pooling" out of horizontal recesses, and let it air dry while you shine other parts of the bike.
I've used this mix for the past couple of years and not only is it a fraction of the cost of S100, it looks darker, and definitely lasts longer.

Haven't used it on my new bike, but did on my RoadKing. I plan on trying it on the swing arms since they are the same wrinkle finish.

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S100 engine detailer will make the black casings look like new again, but the spray is about $10 for a can. I doubt you could cover all the black on an 8-ball with one can.
For the past couple of years, I have made my own black restore mix as given to me by a friend who shows bikes. Basically it's a 50/50 mix of Mother's Protectant and water. Mix some up in a hand held spray bottle, and spray down all the black wrinkle finish. Wipe off any extra from chrome, and dab up any "pooling" out of horizontal recesses, and let it air dry while you shine other parts of the bike.
I've used this mix for the past couple of years and not only is it a fraction of the cost of S100, it looks darker, and definitely lasts longer.

Haven't used it on my new bike, but did on my RoadKing. I plan on trying it on the swing arms since they are the same wrinkle finish.
Thanks for the suggestions...I'll try the Mothers Protectant w/water.

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I would recommend going to chopperdetailing.com.

this is a website devoted to detailing motorcycles and I have found it to be very useful and on key with the products and a 7 step cleaning process.
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KW, thanks for the site nfo. Some good tips here.

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Yes it is a good site and I highly recommend the pimp stix to help get in those hard to reach areas with out scratching your bike.
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Yes it is a good site and I highly recommend the pimp stix to help get in those hard to reach areas with out scratching your bike.
Thanks... i'll have to find out where i can get some of those pimp stix to help me along with my detailing..

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how do you like that smuggler bag and how much was it if u dont mind me asking?
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also, if your rims are aluminum, use the bling master and you can get them to look like chrome very easily with some good elbow grease.
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