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Discussion in 'The Garage' started by idahoskiguy, Mar 31, 2013.
Damn straight...you should see my underwear.
KLR vs. KTM.
303 protectant works for most stuff for protecting/shining stuff after cleaning. Wipe it on, gently wipe it off and buff with a microfiber.
You can make an old motorcycle look new with this stuff on cable housings, hoses and plastic parts etc.
The Original Spray Polish is the same stuff as the Honda spray and works as well as plexus if not better for me. I will use this one on the windshield after a day on the road.
Learned to use pledge decades ago for windshields and facemasks and such. Dissolves bug guts nicely. Fills in the wee scratches that create a starburst at night.
It's not perfect though. It's soft and a bit sticky, so whatever you apply it to tends to be dusty by the end of the day. Shows smudges too. And don't get it on your weird colored irridencent sunglasses.
Today, folk use microfiber cloths. We just used our t-shirt.
I never knew about using pledge on motorcycles plastics, i just tried it out and it actually shines it up really well,
when you guys use pledge on plastics, do you first apply it, wait a few minutes, then buff it out with a unused clean cloth?
Yep, its called fire.
I would like to know just what is Pledge? Somebody earlier said it is Silicone. And several posters have said it is Wax.
I thought Silicone products are more modern? Pledge has been around for a long time. I remember it from the '50"s I think
Cee Bailey's uses Behold by the cases as opposed to using Pledge.
My Pledge was at home and my bike in the parking lot at work at work just by the sea 500 miles away. Of course the gulls got it...
Dollar store "furniture polish", I think from Dollarama. Works just as good as "pledge" for a fraction of the price.
Darn I miss my original BMW dealer from the mid-80s, drop the bike in for service and they'd wash it and "George" the salesman would then go over the bikes with Pledge. And at no cost, now some of them won't even touch the bikes if they are dirty but they sure will charge you for a wash.
No problems taking the bugs off my Cee Bailey headlight protector with Pledge or the dollar store furniture polish. And good for my cracked computer screen....
I also use the no name furniture polish, figured it was all spray wax anyways. But I do enjoy the scent of lemon pledge, brings back memories of the road.
bug guts at home, hydrogen peroxide 1st, follows by Pledge
bug guts on the road, just water and they slide off, leaving the pledge intact.
Pledge is a mixture of water, naptha, and silocone oils.
Here's a bit of history on silicones. http://www.dowcorning.com/content/discover/discoverinnovate/?wt.svl=FS_readmore_home_INNO
do you always reply to old dead threads or did you stay in a Holiday Inn Express last night?
I've been using Pledge (lemon stuff) on my smooth leather jackets and boots for many years. Works great and the jacket smells better!
I've been using Pledge for a long time also. I thought I would give Meguier's Motorcycle Plastic Cleaner/Polish a try. I wasted money on that one.. Pledge works better for my needs YMMV.
I have to agree on the Meguiar's prices.:eek1 Just about any of his products are overpriced and can be replaced with much cheaper. He wears a lot of gold on TV, someone has to pay for that and that sure ain't me I don't own any gold.
I bought some of his overpriced "scratch remover", here that's about twice the price of the Nu-finish that has been around for much longer than Meguiar's and works better.
No dollar stores here so my friend probably used "pledge" to shine his old bikes for the local Canada day "show & shine". I ain't shining/showing mine that's for sure but heading there in an hour or so.
That recipe is almost like Seafoam :eek1 add alcohol take away the water.
Ps I do not use Seafoam for any reason.......plastix and or bike sprites or windex for a lot of bugs in a hurry.
prices should be better (and production) now that 3M owns Meguiar's...
he's probably wearing more gold now though.
I don't know about that. I've never seen a company buy a cash-cow and lower prices afterward.