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Old 11-13-2012, 01:31 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Cleaning/Waxing Matte finish ?

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 ? The Meister
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Old 11-13-2012, 05:23 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Definitely no polishing. There's a few new products out that help keep the paint cleaner longer & make cleaning a breeze. Check out Gtechniq C1.5. Lasts for months with one simple wipe on/ wipe off application. It will not add gloss to matt finishes.


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Old 11-13-2012, 10:30 PM   #3 (permalink)
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When you say matte finish, are you talking about the black parts, such as the engine covers, etc...? If so, try spraying some WD40 on a rag, wipe it around - it's really amazing, it cleans and makes the black really black again. Just don't leave it too wet, keep rubbing with a dryer part of the rag until you take most of it off. I've used this for a while, and it works great!
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Old 11-14-2012, 02:04 AM   #4 (permalink)
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No, I'm talking about the "special" paint jobs on the tanks and fenders. I guess you could call it a "flat" paint color. I know it takes a special procedure. I'm trying to find out what is recommended by those that own and ride them. The Meister
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Old 11-14-2012, 08:36 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Old 11-15-2012, 12:12 AM   #6 (permalink)
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I wash my 2010 Scrambler with Simple Green, towel dry and then spray the entire bike minus tires with silicone. Two years old now and still looks show room new.
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Old 11-15-2012, 05:36 PM   #7 (permalink)
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Soap and water mate, no polish required ,seen as the whole idea of polish is to keep paintwork shining. it aint required on matt paint.
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Old 11-16-2012, 10:18 AM   #8 (permalink)
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A painter and a detailer I know swear that Windex is the best cleaner for matte paint.
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Old 11-16-2012, 11:18 PM   #9 (permalink)
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I use Windex Wipes. Couldn't be easier, and leaves an even matte finish.
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Old 11-17-2012, 01:29 AM   #10 (permalink)
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I've been using Pro Honda Spray Cleaner. Works great on almost every surface and not too expensive, $5.99 a can.
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