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Old 11-02-2012, 07:02 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Probably a stupid question but, would it hurt the bike if I used car soap? Going on a bike ride tomorrow and want the bike to look good.


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No such thing as a stupid question...I used to think, lol. Did you ever see motorcycle soap?
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never use dish soap
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Old 11-02-2012, 07:37 AM   #4 (permalink)
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Get a spray container, add a mix of water(3/4) and car wash/soap(1/4), soak bike entire bike. Spray in nooks and crannies. Scrub with a pad in extra grimy places and a soft mit on more delicate surfaces. Use of detailing brushes or toothbrushes in hard to get areas too.
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never use dish soap
Why is that? I haven't really looked it up before, but I know my dad used dish soap on his and my mom's old BMW bikes when he was still alive. And before the current g/f and bike, that's what I used on my Suzuki Intruder (the g/f washes the Warrior for me now... every time she does, I swear I can hear feminists screaming about gender roles).

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I've seen motorcycle soap at bike shops but won't have time to go to one.

I usually pour a recommended amount of soap in a 5 gal bucket and fill it half way to wash my truck.

As for dish soap, I heard that eats away the clear coat so yeah I won't use that.


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The dish soap will strip off any wax or other protectants that you have on the bike.

It's actually good to use right before you're planning on waxing it, but the rest of the time I would stick with car wash soap.
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Ahh, that makes sense. I always waxed right after I washed it, but I typically washed it less often than she does.

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The dish soap will strip off any wax or other protectants that you have on the bike.

It's actually good to use right before you're planning on waxing it, but the rest of the time I would stick with car wash soap.
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Palmolive that Beeotch right before waxing. cuts grease and leaves soft hands too!
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It seems like some dish soap leaves a white film on the bike, it shows up most on the black motor fins and similar. The tins get waxed and the chrome gets polished so the white film is removed. I didn't realize its helpful to use dish soap on the tins before a wax but it sorta makes sense somehow, but imo keep the dish soap off the rest of the bike. I hate spending money on special soap to wash the cars/bikes but it does make the job go faster and the results seem to look better so its worth it to me.
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