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Old 09-13-22, 12:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Bad Lag View Post
Wax on. Wax off is what I do not want to do.

The bike is filthy. I just want a quick improvement not a major cleaning.
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LOL!, thanks for that. I chuckled.

THAT is exactly what I do not want. LOL!
Then maybe you shouldn't have asked about wax in your first post?

The easiest thing is just to hose off your bike. Have at it.
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Old 09-13-22, 01:31 PM
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I prefer a ceramic wax.
That might deserve its own topic; I was recently wondering about the "new generation" of car care products, using ceramic - on bikes. What brand(s)? Pitfalls? Caveats?
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Old 09-13-22, 01:39 PM
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Originally Posted by smd4 View Post
Then maybe you shouldn't have asked about wax in your first post?
The easiest thing is just to hose off your bike. Have at it.
Still, you mistake my meaning. Also, I never hose off my bike (water + chain + derailleur parts + headset = no go).

Thanks for the help, though.

My question has already been answered. It seems I have more options than I could ever possibly try,... unless they don't work.

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This is what I use. Works great. https://www.amazon.com/dp/B01JJZI74M...=honda+cleaner
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Originally Posted by tiger1964 View Post
That might deserve its own topic; I was recently wondering about the "new generation" of car care products, using ceramic - on bikes. What brand(s)? Pitfalls? Caveats?
I use Chemical Guys. The advantages are supposed to be it's longer-lasting--it's supposed to chemically bond with your clear coat. It applies as easy--maybe easier--than regular wax. No downfalls for me...yet.
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Originally Posted by Bad Lag View Post
Wax on. Wax off is what I do not want to do.

The bike is filthy. I just want a quick improvement not a major cleaning.
Ajax or Dawn dish soap and alcohol mix, say several tablespoons, maybe 6 of each to a quart of water, filthy may need stronger and YMMV.

Pledge is an old universal detailer's trick, it and a sharpie can add $1000's in value to a turd.
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I use this stuff and it works great on my bike..

https://www.amazon.com/dp/B002N3RQYA...7C%5Blt%7Csale
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Old 09-13-22, 04:37 PM
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Originally Posted by Bad Lag View Post
Still, you mistake my meaning. Also, I never hose off my bike (water + chain + derailleur parts + headset = no go).

Thanks for the help, though.

My question has already been answered. It seems I have more options than I could ever possibly try,... unless they don't work.
There is no reason not to use a hose and bucket to clean your bike. If it's really filthy, there is really no other option. As long as you are not using a pressure washer there is no risk. Lube your chain as soon as it dries to avoid some surface rust, but otherwise, with a home garden hose, no issues and it's really the best way to start with a dirty bike. At a big muddy cross race, you'll even see mechanics cleaning bikes with pressure washers. Avoid aiming directly at the bearing seals and it's fine.
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