What is the best wax for black paint? - Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums
Twins Talk Discussion of Hinckley Triumph Twin related matters and topics.
Sponsored by: National Powersports Distributors

Reply
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Display Modes
post #1 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 06:20 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 07 Thruxton
 
panofish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 188
What is the best wax for black paint?

My question is partially rhetorical.
I think I've already found the answer, but I also wanted to see what others thought? I posted the full explanation and photos of my newly waxed triumph on my blog at http://panofish.net/what-is-the-best...r-black-paint/
panofish is offline  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
post #2 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 10:41 PM
Modolicious Moderator
SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2004 Speedmaster
 
marc hanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,661
Quote:
Originally Posted by panofish View Post
My question is partially rhetorical.
I think I've already found the answer, but I also wanted to see what others thought? I posted the full explanation and photos of my newly waxed triumph on my blog at http://panofish.net/what-is-the-best...r-black-paint/
Zaino is the best wax ever. It looks like there is a layer of water over your paint.

UNI pods, AI removed, de-baffled TORs, relocated battery, custom bobbed fender, custom wiring, etc
marc hanna is offline  
post #3 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 10:43 PM
Modolicious Moderator
SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2004 Speedmaster
 
marc hanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,661
Zaino


UNI pods, AI removed, de-baffled TORs, relocated battery, custom bobbed fender, custom wiring, etc
marc hanna is offline  
post #4 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 10:44 PM
Premium Member
Site Supporter
World SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2007 Bonneville T100
 
rwantin's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Royal Oak, MI
Posts: 1,863
Other Motorcycle: 2006 Tiger
Extra Motorcycle: '92 Ducati 900 SS
I am fairly fond of the blue Zymol stuff, but sounds like I might have to check out Zaino...

Robert
2007 Bonneville T100 tuxedo - Ricor Intiminators, Ohlins 36E's, TOR's, Burton DS003 and other geegaws.
rwantin is online now  
post #5 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 10:47 PM Thread Starter
Senior Member
Supersport 600
Main Motorcycle: 07 Thruxton
 
panofish's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Michigan
Posts: 188
Is zaino a wax? How much does it cost?
panofish is offline  
post #6 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 10:49 PM
Modolicious Moderator
SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2004 Speedmaster
 
marc hanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,661
Yes it's a wax and it's a little pricey, I think a starter kit is about a $100, but it comes with clay bars and what not. I think you can buy just the wax for about $50. It will last forever on your bike.

UNI pods, AI removed, de-baffled TORs, relocated battery, custom bobbed fender, custom wiring, etc
marc hanna is offline  
post #7 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 11:02 PM
Member
Grand Prix 250
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: Missouri via Texas
Posts: 45
$100.00 yikes. The finish will last forever or the amount sold for that price will last forever?
msrtex is offline  
post #8 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-05-2009, 11:26 PM
Modolicious Moderator
SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2004 Speedmaster
 
marc hanna's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Ontario, Canada
Posts: 1,661
But when you see a vehicle with this wax on it in person, you'll have to have it.

UNI pods, AI removed, de-baffled TORs, relocated battery, custom bobbed fender, custom wiring, etc
marc hanna is offline  
post #9 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-06-2009, 12:23 AM
Senior Member
Powerbike
Main Motorcycle: Triumph Daytona 1200
 
vfdaytona1200's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Torrance
Posts: 379
maguires makes a great wax

Who has a stretched Triumph? I do!
vfdaytona1200 is offline  
post #10 of 77 (permalink) Old 08-06-2009, 01:37 AM
Lifetime Premium
Site Supporter
World SuperBike
Main Motorcycle: 2007 bonnie black
 
killian101's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Whittier CA
Posts: 1,886
Other Motorcycle: 68 BSA (RIP)
ive used maguires for ever...
killian101 is online now  
Sponsored Links
Advertisement
 
Reply

Quick Reply
Message:
Options

Register Now



In order to be able to post messages on the Triumph Forum: Triumph Rat Motorcycle Forums forums, you must first register.
Please enter your desired user name, your email address and other required details in the form below.

User Name:
Password
Please enter a password for your user account. Note that passwords are case-sensitive.

Password:


Confirm Password:
Email Address
Please enter your valid email address, that can receive an automated confirmation message. Otherwise, you won't be able to gain full access.

Email Address:
OR

Log-in









Human Verification

In order to verify that you are a human and not a spam bot, please enter the answer into the following box below based on the instructions contained in the graphic.



Thread Tools
Show Printable Version Show Printable Version
Email this Page Email this Page
Display Modes
Linear Mode Linear Mode



Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Paint it Black! thrasherdave Twins Technical Talk 4 07-03-2009 12:00 PM
speed four black engine paint, which paint? Justice Strike Triumph SuperSports 2 03-26-2008 06:14 PM
A little tip for those with black paint dazco Twins Talk 11 06-10-2007 06:42 PM
Black Stove Paint wonderdog Twins Technical Talk 30 02-17-2007 08:24 PM
PAINT IT BLACK Treehugger Triumph SuperSports 4 09-19-2005 03:54 PM

Posting Rules  
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are On

 
For the best viewing experience please update your browser to Google Chrome