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post #11 of 21 Old 05-05-2011, 08:03 PM
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The best and easiest product used to clean and protect plastic is called Plexus. Comes in an aerosol can and you simply spray on and wipe off. Think of it like a cleaner wax for plastic. Dirt will slide off and it protects from fading as well. I think you'll like it.
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post #12 of 21 Old 05-05-2011, 08:48 PM
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"Clean" is the color your brand new KLR is. A week later, if ridden right, it cannot be that color anymore.


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post #13 of 21 Old 05-05-2011, 09:09 PM
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I use Vinylex by Lexol. It has a UV blocker and is nothing like greasy Armorall! My bike is out in the sun for 7+ hours a day, 5 days a week since 4/08. It has almost 40K on her and still looks like new.

It looks better now than in the picture. More shiny and a richer red. Good stuff, you can find it in most auto parts stores. It is recommended by some manufactures to keep rubber, plastic and vinyl in good condition.
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post #14 of 21 Old 05-05-2011, 09:12 PM
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Oh, I almost forgot; also Pledge furniture polish is an old favorite. They even advertise it for motorcycles in their new commercials.
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post #15 of 21 Old 08-02-2012, 09:46 AM
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I use water. I try to splash as much of it up onto my bike as I hit water crossings as I can. Beyond that, mine was ugly and dirty when I got it and only the front forks see any hose time (keeping the seals clean ya know)
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post #16 of 21 Old 08-07-2013, 07:30 PM
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Lemon Pledge in an aerosol can. I can now find my bike in the dark, just sniff for lemons. Works great on the windshield also.
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post #17 of 21 Old 08-07-2013, 07:39 PM
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Lemon Pledge in an aerosol can. I can now find my bike in the dark, just sniff for lemons. Works great on the windshield also.
lol. True, though.

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post #18 of 21 Old 08-07-2013, 09:29 PM
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Why, Original Bike Spirits--in the spray can--of course.
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post #19 of 21 Old 08-08-2013, 08:07 AM
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Have used stuff called "303 Aerospace Protectant" on our BMWs. Had it recommended by a person who does a lot of plastic work. Says it protects from UV as well as bringing colour back out.
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post #20 of 21 Old 08-09-2013, 12:39 AM
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I use product from a company called Stoner and I think it's called "vinyl and plastic" It's in a spray can. You can either just spray it on and walk away, or do what I do is spray it on, let is sit for a minute and wipe off the excess. Works great and will even bring back the color from lightly faded plastic.

You can get it at most auto parts stores.
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