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post #1 of 13 (permalink) Old 08-21-2011, 06:01 PM Thread Starter
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Hi all, Just bought a 2011 Kingpin 8ball. Great Ride so far with 200 miles on it so far. I used to have a Yamaha V-star Custom and it was alot quieter.

Ok, the Question...What kind of cleaning waxing products do you all use on an 8ball? No chrome, all either flat black or painted black. I appreciate the help and suggestions.

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I just bought some of the S100 total cleaner. I have to say, it did a great job. Spray a mist all over the bike ( A COOL BIKE in the shade COLD engine) and then blast it off with garden hose. I followed it with my leaf blower, then some Lucas Slick Mist.

Im looking for a good wax with low static cling so I dont get too much dust. But being all black dust is highly visible there.

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I have been using Victory Cleaner Detailer Spray wax for a couple of years now. Use it on the whole bike, flat, gloss, chrome, & tires. Wipe the dust off with a Swiffer, spray it on wipe it off. It works great for taken off bugs also. Cleaning takes minutes instead of hours.
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Hi all, Just bought a 2011 Kingpin 8ball. Great Ride so far with 200 miles on it so far. I used to have a Yamaha V-star Custom and it was alot quieter.

Ok, the Question...What kind of cleaning waxing products do you all use on an 8ball? No chrome, all either flat black or painted black. I appreciate the help and suggestions.

Thanks
In April I got a new 2009 Arlen Ness Vision which is basically black with some cool side graphics. I too was worried about scratches / swirls that I know will happen... I found Turtle Wax Ice. From their website: ICE® Synthetic Spray Wax is formulated with a blend of carnauba wax and synthetic polymers to help hide light scratches and swirl marks. It is also designed to be used on automotive glass to clean and provide water repellency without streaking or smearing.

I spray it on and ONLY use a microfiber towel. So far the stuff really seems to work. Plus you can put it on all surfaces. I did try using a non microfiber towel and I could see small scratches/swirls that it made. I do wipe down my bike after each ride...

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I tend to use ADAMS polishes and cleaners. I use them on my vehicles and when I tried it on my bike, man, did it bring out the deep purple color. They have waterless cleaners that spray on and wipe off with microfiber towels. The best is the detail spray. Wipe on , wipe off. Makes the bike look great.

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To resurrect a thread...

I use Zaino Products on my Victory...

Between their Pro Car Polish and their interm sprays...never have had to acually wash it...literally takes no time and I have a super glossly clean ride.

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Any body else use pledge wipes? I find they work well if buffed with a microfiber towel after application.

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Any body else use pledge wipes? I find they work well if buffed with a microfiber towel after application.

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I would think the waxes that pledge uses might harm the finish but maybe not.


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I would think the waxes that pledge uses might harm the finish but maybe not.


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Never noticed any damage. I have been using them on other bikes for quite a while. I just purchased a 10.00 dollar can of "Protect all" today at the dealer- funny thing is the stuff feels and smells just like pledge.

What kind of damage would you expect to see due the the kind of wax they use?

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Nothing in particular just an odd item I guess. Never crossed my mind.


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