Join Date: Sep 2010
My turbine is wrapped real tight when it comes keeping my XR spotless, I really dote on her. After all, she's my redhead mistress. If she comes home lightly dusty, I use a fluffy microfiber cloth I got from Griot's Garage. I use it only on her paint. Her other parts get dusted with a normal one. If she's more than lightly dusty, I fill a a pail with plain water and wipe off a section with a damp cloth (usually an old wash cloth) then dry with an old towel. If she got herself really grimy, I drag out the pail, car wash solution, hose and S100. The S100 is used ONLY on her lower parts - wheels, engine, suspension, etc. - never topside, as it requires a fair amount of rinsing and you can drown out your electricals. Occasionally, I will use a spray detailer on the paint, and the fluffy cloth, of course. I like Turtle Wax's ICE detailer as it is clear and doesn't leave any white residue. Her windscreen gets cleaned with Nexus. I realize there are many other products out there and they have their fans, but after 6 decades and many trials, my mistress and I have settled with these favorites.
2010 Midnight Cherry XR. 7Jurock, Lloydz AF, ATS, AFR tuned VFCIII, IAV, and T-6 and locally repacked pipes = big smiles. SOLD
to a dear friend, so it's still in the family."
2017 Spyder F3 Limited - keeps this old guy in the wind and riding with friends.
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