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I bought the Chemical Guys stuff and it works fine. Matte wash soap and Matte cleaner detail spray.
 

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I've been using Simple Green on the red rims. Still not a snap to get the chain grease off, but works better than the car wash soap I tried first.
 

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I've been using Simple Green on the red rims. Still not a snap to get the chain grease off, but works better than the car wash soap I tried first.
I've been using a quick detailer I had lying around for trying to remove that chain grease from the rims. Takes forever, lots of rags and elbow grease, but eventual comes off.
 

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Use s100 cleaner to get that stuff off—Simple Green isn't the best thing to use on paint.
 

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Autoglym shampoo, used it for years on cars and bikes. Use the autoglym tar and grease remover for chain fling.
 

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Autoglym shampoo, used it for years on cars and bikes. Use the autoglym tar and grease remover for chain fling.
I have seen the AutoGlym line up of products before but never gave it a try. I didnt even know they ahd wash soap most of the time i just see the custom wheel cleaner and vinyl cleaner. How is that stuff?
 

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That I don't know—I directed the use of s100 at Infinwin in place of using simple green on rims. Typically you use it on the the engine and wheels to remove gunk. I'd stick with the dedicated matte paint cleaners as mentioned above.
 

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I have seen the AutoGlym line up of products before but never gave it a try. I didnt even know they ahd wash soap most of the time i just see the custom wheel cleaner and vinyl cleaner. How is that stuff?
I've used their range for years, find it really good. Use the shampoo, then the resin polish and finally the extra gloss protection, the finish is fantastic and long lasting. Easy to quick wash once done too. Check out their web site for the full range..
 

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I've used their range for years, find it really good. Use the shampoo, then the resin polish and finally the extra gloss protection, the finish is fantastic and long lasting. Easy to quick wash once done too. Check out their web site for the full range..
Thanks adeyrob

I'll look in to buying some things the next time I see them. I'll be trying the shampoo for sure.

 

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I've used their range for years, find it really good. Use the shampoo, then the resin polish and finally the extra gloss protection, the finish is fantastic and long lasting. Easy to quick wash once done too. Check out their web site for the full range..
I use autoglym deep shine resin on my other bikes and it gives a great shine on black with no swirling. It can be a little difficult to get off of textured matt surfaces but then so can anything.

I can also say their intesive tar remover is brilliant. After ar 2000 trip across europe on my Harley the unpainted silver engine casings looked destroyed. In a desperate bid to clean them up (the bike was only 2 weeks old) I squirted a bottle of the Autoglym all over them and left it to soak for about 5 mins. When I came back the tar spots were literally running off the casings. Be careful and test it in a non visible area first but I really rate it.

I also use their Aqua wax on my car after cleaning and if you're lazy and want a really good quick shine its great.

Pete :D
 

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WD40 to clean the chain fling off the wheels and paint work, makes it come off real easy and won't damage the paint (not sure about using it on the Matt White though)
 

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autoglym makes great stuff.

you can get it for cheaper if you are in the UK too

they do sell them in north america at most auto stores.

Not too sure about WD40 on paint. It might not cause damaage but it leaves an oily residue on that will attract dust. Plus if you get some on the tires.. Probably not good
 

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Cleaning arctic white

I cleaned mine for the first time and had some grease blobs under the tail which would not shift. The solution was to use lighter fluid on paper towel. Worked a dream.
You could use a small bit of petrol as well, i suppose....same thing.
 

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I don't know about using WD40 or even lighter fluid but i rather get something made for cleaning tough stuff on automotive and motorcycle exterior surfaces
 

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I've been using wd40 for years to clean chain lube/wax off the bike and never had any problems. Obviously if your worried about getting it on the disc or tyre you can spray if on the cloth first.
And like you say it does leave a oily residue which just polishes off with any type of polish, it's just to make an easy job of removing excess lube/wax from rims.
 

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Lighter fluid

Lighter fluid even states on the can that is can be used to remove grease and other adhesives. Its less powerful than petrol. It would be a bit pointless if spilled fuel on the tank stripped the paint off!...or even damaged it.
 

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I use autoglym deep shine resin on my other bikes and it gives a great shine on black with no swirling. It can be a little difficult to get off of textured matt surfaces but then so can anything.

I can also say their intesive tar remover is brilliant. After ar 2000 trip across europe on my Harley the unpainted silver engine casings looked destroyed. In a desperate bid to clean them up (the bike was only 2 weeks old) I squirted a bottle of the Autoglym all over them and left it to soak for about 5 mins. When I came back the tar spots were literally running off the casings. Be careful and test it in a non visible area first but I really rate it.

I also use their Aqua wax on my car after cleaning and if you're lazy and want a really good quick shine its great.

Pete :D
Use the aqua wax on my car too, great product:)
 

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Anyone heard of FW1? I've been using it on all my other bikes and it works great. It's wax based so I'm not sure about using it on a matte finish but it'll clean any gloss finish surface along with the red rims with ease. I use micro fiber cloth to clean it first then another clean micro fiber to shine it up. It comes in a spray can and you can buy it on ebay. Been using for years now
 
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