There isn't much to say here that would be new
to most of us, other than some recommendations as to the products
to use. For the most part we have all waxed our cars, trucks
or bikes. But if the finish is starting to look a little flat
or has a hazy look to it, you will want to use a cut pollish
before you apply the finishing wax. Virtually all cut polishes
do the same thing. They are a paste with a mild abrasive in it
that will remove the surface of the paint. Don't use a buffer
or any power tool to apply a cut polish, as it will greatly increase
the possibility that you will cut the paint right down to the
primer or metal. Always apply the cut polish by hand, and always
in a circular motion.
Now for the finish coat. There are hundreds of waxes
and polishes out there for taking care of your bike, and I've
tryed a lot of them over the years. And the only one I would
really recommend would be Enviro-tech's Dri Wash'n Guard. It
is more expensive than most car waxes, but you can polish virtually
every part of your car, truck and bike with it, including Paint,
Plastic, Chrome and Glass. That means you can use it on the entire
body, dashboard, instrument clusters, windshield, mags, virtually
every part of your bike. The toughest thing I tryed it on was
my truck rims. They are painted mags, and I tryed all kinds of
different mag cleaners to remove the brake dust from the paint.
NOTHING worked. I tryed Dri Wash on them... and they came clean.
To me, the biggest selling feature of this stuff is
that you don't have to wash your vehicle first. They actually
recommend that you only use it on a completely dry surface. Even
if there is dust on your vehicle, or if the surface is not completely
clean ( except for mud guys), you can go ahead and apply it.
I never use anything else on my truck and bikes now. It takes
verry little time or effort to use - spray it on, wipe it arround
with a soft cloth, let it dry to a haze, and wipe off with another
soft cloth. And the results looks show room perfect. I don't
sell the stuff, nor am I affiliated with the company that markets
it. I just use it because it works.
Here is a link to their site. Check them out.