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    Motorcycle Wax question

    I am currently using the Meguiar's motorcycle wax (and love it) but it is not available around here. I was therefore thinking of using the NXT 2.0 wax that I can find easily.

    Is there any reason that I shouldn't be using the NXT 2.0 on a motorcycle?

    I am interested in protecting the metal gas tank and the plastic
    side fairings and fenders.

    Secondly, I was getting on the bike the other day and 'scuffed' the clear coat on the gas tank (right in front of the seat) and lookin for a product that can fix that. I think the rubber from my shoes 'marred' the tank.

    thanks!

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    Re: Motorcycle Wax question

    Nxt 2.0 would be fine. I assume you are reffering to painted metal and painted plastic parts?

    As far as scratch removal, you might want to wait till spring when the newest version of ScratchX comes out, but you can use the current version also. Here are some swirl/scratch removal links: (I'll include some other general links as well)

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    Re: Motorcycle Wax question

    yup. Painted metal tank and side plastic cowlings.
    My bike is all black and as such shows anything and everything.
    Dust is my #1 issue.

    My bike has never seen a drop of water. Not for washing or riding in the rain..nothing. I plan on keeping it that way. If my father in law can do that with his 2001 Mustang GT (still!!) then I can try.

    I clean the wheels and body after each ride but usually only use the quick detailer on the gas tank/side cowls to lightly remove the accumulated dust that builds up after riding.

    NXT 2.0 seemed like a nice product and the price was right

    -JD

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    Re: Motorcycle Wax question

    You might like to look into the Ultimate Quick Detailer if you have just been using the regular.... real good stuff, esp with the Nxt 2.0. And if you use a lot of QD, esp when riding often, you could even look into some of the bulk products to maybe save a few bucks.

    What have you been cleaning the wheels/body with?
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    Re: Motorcycle Wax question

    I will check out UQD, if its available locally.

    As far as cleaning the rims, I usually use something like windex with
    vinegar..nothing caustic. Just to remove the brake dust and road dirt.

    Windex with Vinegar seems appropriate enough to use anywhere on the bike actually and since it doesn't have ammonia, its safe on the windshield as well.



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    Re: Motorcycle Wax question

    Here's another product you might like,

    G14616 Quik Wheel Detailer Mist & Wipe

    Meguiar’s® Quik Wheel Detailer® is the fastest way to quickly clean and shine your wheels without soap and water! Removes light brake dust and other road contaminants before they have a chance to cling to your wheel surface. This safe, high lubricity formula lifts off dirt and grime without scratching and build-up. And unlike traditional wheel cleaners, Quik Wheel Detailer is a waterless cleaner that eliminates the hassle of dragging out the water hose in between washes.

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    Re: Motorcycle Wax question

    Yeah, the quick detailer type sprays (QD, UQD, etc, etc,) are speacial not because of the cleaning ability, but because of the lubrication they provide so the dirt doesnt create swirls/scratches as it is being removed.

    So the Windex will definatley clean, but may not have the same lubricating ability.
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    Re: Motorcycle Wax question

    NXT 2.0 will work just fine on your motorcycle. I have a black bike also and I use Megs #21 sealant (basically the same as NXT) and it works great. I also use M135 Detail Spray to clean/wash the bike.
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    Re: Motorcycle Wax question

    I picked up the stuff today but the quick wheel detailer.
    Wally world didnt carry that. But I got the UQD and the NXT 2.0
    stuff...so I am getting there

    -JD

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    Re: Motorcycle Wax question

    You can check the link on the right side of the main page for PBE stores in your town, they may carry or be able to order whatever you need (call before you go). A lot of us use autodetailingsolutions.com for Meguiars products.
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