Originally Posted by triumphmeister
I tried looking in "search" after reading thru the riders manual for the correct cleaning procedures for the matte finish on the body parts. I didn't see anything regarding the care of these types of paint/finish. What are you guys using and/or are doing to keep your bikes looking great. I understand you don't use normal waxs we do on standard painted surfaces. So what's the secret ?
I asked this same question the other week for my matte black Storm. A couple of suggestions that were mentioned we're;
1/ wash with car soap and water
2/ put a cold wet cloth on bugs, bird poop, etc and let it soak for a few minutes. This softens it and allows you to simply wipe of.
3/ pat dry with a soft towel after rinsing of with cold water.
4/ WD40 (I haven't done this one yet... Not sure if I would)
Hope these help you. I do the first 3 above tips and so far so good. The second one for bugs, poop, etc is important to use COLD water. Hot water 'cooks' it and will leave marks.
Vespa to the Storm!