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Main Motorcycle: BMW R nineT
Join Date: Jun 2010
Location: North Carolina/California
Other Motorcycle: Triumph Scrambler
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It is not too soon to wax the bike. It is too soon to polish it. The words "wax" and "polish" are often used interchangeably. They shouldn't be. Waxes protect. Polishes clean and remove scratches. I doubt that your bike needs cleaning.
Well hold on now....new paint jobs are polished. To get that ultimate shine after you paint, you polish and I do that 24 to 48 hours of the paint being laid down. You should not wax a new paint job because a wax seals the top coat of the paint and doesn't allow the solvents to properly evaprate through the top coat.
You are 100% right though that wax and polish get mixed up and that polish removes scratches.
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