How to make bike look shiny?

How do you guys make your bikes look so shiny after cleaning them? I've tried tire black, but it's so messy.

Pressure wash, then soap and water, then rinse. If it takes more than that, then your bike must be beat.

any spray polish from your local shop.. i use honda spray polish... do you use simple green or something like that when you wash your bike? if not, do so it comes out much cleaner

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I use turtle wax F21 on the plastics to bring back the original shine. Mop-n-glow also works well. Armorall works alright too, but it tends to be a little greasier than the others.

Maxima SC1 nothing smells or shines as good.

pssst, don't tell anyone, but ..... pledge. a lite spray and let it sit overnite.....

it also works great on lower fork legs. dry them off after washing then a lite coat of pledge. you can feel the difference. it only lasts for 1 ride, but its pretty cheap to do over.

Maxima SC1 nothing smells or shines as good.

+1 on that!

I just use some car metal polish on the frame and some plastic polish on the plastics and seat. It makes the scratched plastics of my YZ look brand new. You can get all of it from your local bike shop.

"Protect All" (you can get it at Walmart) works great!

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i only use PLEXUS......

pssst, don't tell anyone, but ..... pledge. a lite spray and let it sit overnite.....

:thumbsup:

going to try the pledge today, is the pledge the one thats made for wood? Sorry for the stupid question

Plexus or Maxima SC1 work really well, and as another poster mentioned, aahh the smell from sc1 if your into sniffing your bike like I am

At $13 $20 a can for Plexus I will use the Pledge. Even at work we use Pledge to clean plexiglass (super easy to scratch) acft canopies. And as an added bonus, the Pledge also has a pleasant smell!

Armor All cleans up a bike real nice, dust sticks too it pretty bad tho

Armor All cleans up a bike real nice, dust sticks too it pretty bad tho

I have used this method, it helps if you rinse the excess off with a hose, Just let it soak in for a while then rinse. I do the engine on the 85 NighthawkS, it has a black eng...I get comments all the time by folks who think it is new!

any spray polish from your local shop.. i use honda spray polish... do you use simple green or something like that when you wash your bike? if not, do so it comes out much cleaner

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do not use simple green on anodized parts...unless it is cleaned off quickly it can etch the anodizing. Just clean with warm soapy water after a quick power washing...then blow dry everything very well with compressed air and apply wd-40 and wipe off excess. Do not apply on seats or grips or could cause slippage..:thumbsup: The Honda spray on polis does well on plastics. The wd makes the next clean up easier. It stops the mud from sticking so much.

I use the Turtle Wax brand tire foam. My plastics on the bike are a little scratched where the decals aint covering.

All I do after I wash the bike after a race with LP is......after the bike drys I spray all the plastic (covering the decals and all) with the spray foam and just let it sit.

After about an hour the bike looks real shiny and has that wet look that brings out that deep color of the plastic. Dust and dirt will stick to it though when you first ride but after practice and the first moto that greasy film diminishes and is gone. When you spray the bike off the dirt and grime just melts away.

It works good for me and would recommend it.

lemon scented Pledge. Spray on and your good.

How do you guys make your bikes look so shiny after cleaning them? I've tried tire black, but it's so messy.

If the tire black is a foam spray it should do good as far as putting a deep wet look shine to your plastics. It may have too much of greasy film though for plastics.

I use the Turtle wax brand foam spray and it has greasy film to it like most all foam sprays cause that film is what makes that deep wet shine. However I dont pile the foam up on the plastic. I just spray a fast light coat on it and let it set.

I have sprayed it on and after letting it set for about an hour take a rag and wipe the bike down. Doing it this way takes the deep wet look off but it still makes the bikes decals and plastic areas (that aren't covered by any decals) shine.

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