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post #1 of 15 (permalink) Old 01-21-2018, 09:31 PM Thread Starter
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Caring for the metals question.

Any advice for care of the engine covers? Specifically for here in the US (if you are recommending products) please! I’m trying to stay ahead of the corrosion scare I hear about.
I’ve been using “Liquid performance street bike wash” as it’s non corrosive. Just spray it on then hose it off for light duty, and turtle wax car wash for heavier, more hands on washes. The owners manual doesn’t get too in depth and for all the covering they want you to do before you wash I’m almost afraid of the rain completely!
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I have been using regular Maquiars car wash, dedicated sponges and micro fiber rags. Have a microfiber 4 sided "toothbush/spong"
thing from Autozone I use on the spokes/rims Maquiars paste wax for painted items.

For all the bright work, been using Autosol polish to clean and protect.

For dying the bike, I use my back pack leaf blower to blast water out of all the nooks and crannies.

I know I'll get laughed at, but I typically do not ride it's even remotely wet or going to rain.....mainly because I can't stand cleaning the bike...
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I use Glare and have had no corrosion and I live near the Atlantic so lots os salt spray. It is not a corrosion inhibitor but it is supposed to bond to metals. I also use Boeshield on surfaces that re non cosmetic. It was developed for Boeing and is amazing. But leaves a film.
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Any advice for care of the engine covers? Specifically for here in the US (if you are recommending products) please! I’m trying to stay ahead of the corrosion scare I hear about.
I’ve been using “Liquid performance street bike wash” as it’s non corrosive. Just spray it on then hose it off for light duty, and turtle wax car wash for heavier, more hands on washes. The owners manual doesn’t get too in depth and for all the covering they want you to do before you wash I’m almost afraid of the rain completely!
If you’re taking the Bobber out in bad weather this might help, although I’d still wait until there’s no salt on the road

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Nice, going to pick up some of that GT85...seems like a cool product!
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Nice, going to pick up some of that GT85...seems like a cool product!
Expensive!!!!

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40 bones on Amazon, not to shabby.
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You can buy a lot of car wax for $40.00.

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You can buy a lot of car wax for $40.00.

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Haha, yes you can, but this stuff is in an arisol can with the Teflon coating to spray on the motor and hard to reach bits. Not sure how wax would work or hold up on something that gets melt your skin off hot.
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A first class vid Bobber-Bomb I've been after something like this ever since last spring when I started riding motorcycles.
Funny though as I used GT85 loads when cleaning my old mountain bike in the day.. I hope I can protect my bobber as well as you have, Thanks again Scooter007
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