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Join Date: Jul 2007
Location: Humboldt Native, Sacramento Captive
Bike: stupid ones and a Prius
Re: Motul cleaning products from Chief
That looks good, but I use meguiars car wash mixed in a spray bottle with water and a new microfiber for cleaning the paint, then the meguiars clay bar if it needs it, and then finish up wiht a couple of light coats of pinnacle paste wax. I use a soft pad applicator to put it down, and then a new microfiber to pull it off. I know what youre thinking, pinnacle at just over $100 per tub is highway robbery when a good carnuba at the autozone is only $20. And if you have never seen the shine of a clean smooth paint job with an extremely high quality wax, you might not notice the difference. Ill tell you what though, the paint on my ducati looks 3 feet deep, like you could almost reach into it, like that web, deep, perfectly glossed shine. And ive waxed the bike 6 times now and have barely even made a dent in the tub. They say close to 30 wax jobs on a passenger car per tub. Thats like $3 per wax job....about what it costs to apply that wax shit at the car wash that does ZERO to protect your paint.
Anyway, I like meguiars, with pinnacle paste. The meguiars 40 vinyl and rubber is amazing as well. It leaves a medium gloss shine that doesn't make your car look like you bought the shiniest shit at the parts store. Its got a classy, not audacious gloss to it that looks expensive. The downside is that it smells kinda funky. I apply it with an applicator pad and lightly wipe it dry with a lint free microfiber cloth.
Randomly though, I use the Motul Motowash on my dirt bike and my wife's quad on all but super muddy outings. It works good at releasing dirt, especially if you let it soak a little bit. It makes it pretty much a hose the shit off affair. I love the Moto Wash