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Interested to know what approach you guys use when washing and polishing your bike. Do you use any specific products or brands , or do you just use the traditional soap and water approach and then oil and lubricate the necessary areas.
 

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I've been using S100 for many years. You just spray it on and immediately rinse it off with a hose. It is amazing! Takes all the dirt, oil, bugs and whatever right off. Safe for all surfaces that I've used it on. Afterwards a quick towel off and lube the chain and I'm ready to go.

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I always wash a cold bike to not crack any hot components with a cold blast of water. I wash with car soap/wax like I would a car. I then dry with a power dryer similar to this... After I dry with the blower, I start her up and get her a little warm to dry off anything else that is on the engine/muffler.

 

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Trying to figure out how to wash my bike without water since it's illegal to use a hose to wash a car or bike and if I take it to those manual places the bike would be hot so I would have to wait for the bike to cool down and they aren't the safest to wait around in. So I'm just lost as to what to do.
 

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Trying to figure out how to wash my bike without water since it's illegal to use a hose to wash a car or bike and if I take it to those manual places the bike would be hot so I would have to wait for the bike to cool down and they aren't the safest to wait around in. So I'm just lost as to what to do.
Many spray-on, wipe-off cleaners will work fine. I use Windex, then a polishing spray (Lucas, I think), final wipe down, good to go. For wheels and tires, something with more 'soap' in it. Lots of paper towels.


Do not use Armorall on tires, btw!!!
 

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I just use Formula 22 spray and rinse.

But I do use my car acrylic coat/polish (Klasse) on certain part of the plastic that tend to get dirty.
 

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Blackfire wet diamond sealer every few months. Bike stays pretty clean unless you get caught in the rain.
 

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Couldn't find it on amazon. All I found was black wet diamond polymer. Not sure if it's the same thing.
I get it at detailed image or autopia.

They usually have sales on it during holidays. Labor day, Memorial Day, etc.
 

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I just wipe with a microfiber cloth to remove all the dust after every ride. When it gets bug splats I just use a wet microfiber cloth to get the dried on crap off then wipe with another dry one. After riding in the rain just using both a wet and dry microfiber cloth I have been able to keep my bike looking brand new. Keeping it in the garage also helps.
 
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