View Full Version : Motorcycle Detailing

Feb 20th, 2007, 12:58 PM
Anyone want to give me some imfo on Motorcycle Detailing from the girl from Oz, is there any literature on it.

Mike Phillips
Feb 20th, 2007, 01:37 PM
We have a couple of members that focus on Motorcycle detailing, hopefully they'll see your thread and chime in.

Feb 20th, 2007, 03:44 PM
What type of motorcycle is it? A cruiser, sportbike, or sport-touring bike?

Feb 20th, 2007, 10:55 PM
So far I treat a bike just like most members here treat cars.

Wash, Clay, 80 (if required), polish, wax with metal polish on those shinny bits. (if doing by hand change 80 to scratch-x).
I have tried
Wash, clay, plast-x, wax and Metal polish with some success but not as good as the first suggestion.

The mains things to be careful of are:
Never dress the tires with anything other than soap and water, otherwise your cornering will result in sliding down the road.
When polishing those plastic or fibreglass bits with a machine take it easy and do the whole bike in stages and do a second pass if necessary rather than an area at a time as the plastic/fibre glass doesn't seem to dispate the heat like metal does.
Becareful of spraying anything near your chain because some degreasers/bug and tar removers with degrade your z or O ring seals in it.

I use all Meguiars products purchased from Repco or Autobarn in QLD so if you are looking for something there either have it or will order it in for you (if its available from Meguiars Australia, with some items aren't)

Mort Corey
Feb 21st, 2007, 03:14 PM
Along with the thought of keeping stuff off the tires, getting the seat too slick isn't much fun nor are slick hand grips.