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Nik
29-04-2011, 03:14 PM
Seeing as I've joined the ranks of the terribly shiny again, I need to know what to use to keep me bike terribly shiny. What do you recommend?

And wot do you use for giving the bike a wipe over at shows? Any particular kind of cloth or particular kind of polish?

:)

minxy
29-04-2011, 03:16 PM
I've always found AutoGlym good stuff - particularly the spray. When the Choperoonie was blue n yellow (wheels!), that's what I'd always use on it. Barely even saw water.

Now C is back in black, I find a dirty rag and a tin of WD does the trick.

Nik Samson asking for cleaning advice .... whatever next! ;)

Nik
29-04-2011, 03:23 PM
I've always found AutoGlym good stuff - particularly the spray. When the Choperoonie was blue n yellow (wheels!), that's what I'd always use on it. Barely even saw water.

Now C is back in black, I find a dirty rag and a tin of WD does the trick.

Nik Samson asking for cleaning advice .... whatever next! ;)

Ta!

It's been that long since I had a shiny one I can't remember what to use. :D

johnr
29-04-2011, 03:41 PM
witch witch, burn the heretic!!!!!:D

droid
29-04-2011, 06:17 PM
Dunno about keeping it 'terribly shiny' but a good general Best Universal Grit Grime and Effluent Remover is paraffin with a squirt of washing up liquid.

So remember.

BUGGER it:D

Beano
29-04-2011, 06:47 PM
Zepplin is fantastic. I have a large shiny rear and this works wonders when I need it buffed up ! http://www.pic4ever.com/images/4chsmu1.gif
http://www.briliant.biz/categories/Zeppelin-Polishes/

mickturate
29-04-2011, 06:49 PM
its that elbow grease innit? thats the best.

solvol, i love solvol like i love seahorses (see drinkin from cups)

wd40,

bits of wire wool,

in extremis: emery, used gently

silver foil is another good alternative

er indoors toothbrush when she's really fecked me off (the harder bit is gettin it to look like its not bin fecked with & putting it back in the jar)

old t shirts/t towels

a good ghetto blaster/radio

cup of Tea (the harder stuff slows down the elbow)

biscuits: i like digestives-but the mug has to be wide enuff to fit em or its shite

'muk off' if i'm going to get it wet

gunk-ditto

I did once (not thinkin right) 'Pledge' me saddle & hurt me 'nads at the first set of traffic lights-best avoided i think

a nipper who thinks cleanin 'the biker's' bike is cool is a bonus

(a new girlfriend is almost as good for cleaning the bike-but, when they've bin with me for a while they get lazy-cos if they duck me sick-I kinda forget important stuff)

& a chair....now i'm not so young i don't do kneelin' & some stuff needs low down work, so a chair is good.

& a warm garage, a warm day etc.

I fekkin hate cleaning me bike when its cold-cos the tea don't hold its temperature...

I think thats it for cleaning materials...but I'm sure I forgot summink.

Beano
29-04-2011, 06:56 PM
I did once (not thinkin right) 'Pledge' me saddle & hurt me 'nads at the first set of traffic lights-best avoided i think



.......*SNIGGER*......:D


Nik.The micro cloth,they also sell, does not leave bits of fluff and saves on elbow grease....no idea why but its easier to buff with ......:)

kajir
30-04-2011, 06:05 AM
i find the best cleaning product to use is the polish guys on Cowick Street... chuck em four quid and retire to the pub over the road to watch (be rude not to have a pint while you're in there !)

Nik
30-04-2011, 03:29 PM
i find the best cleaning product to use is the polish guys on Cowick Street... chuck em four quid and retire to the pub over the road to watch (be rude not to have a pint while you're in there !)

Smidge on the far away side ... ;)

matthewmosse
30-04-2011, 04:14 PM
spay grease to keep the rust at bay, cow shit to stop the paint chipping (when I clean it I'll find out if it works)

SS2
30-04-2011, 06:49 PM
I use Scottoil FS650 (or summat) after washing. Keeps the bike lovely and shiny day to day. Only problem I have with that is, it loses it shine when it gets wet. Even dew when the bikes parked outdoors overnight effects it.

Tesco value microfibre cloths are as good as any and a lot cheaper than I've seen anywhere else. I also use tesco value an alloy wheel brush.:thumbu:

PeteHaddock
01-05-2011, 05:29 PM
I use GT85 (available from halfords put cheaper if you find it anywhere else) its a solvent with PTFE so it displaces water and if the bike gets wet a quick wipe cleans it without leaving water marks. Just dont do what i did and not leave the solvent long enough to evapourate off or else you get home with a crust of grime stuck to the bike

Grav
01-05-2011, 06:05 PM
I have a large shiny rear and this works wonders when I need it buffed up

Snigger.... :D