Paint & the sun


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Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Mon Apr 20, 2015 6:52 pm



I just purchased a relatively shiny 92 GS (SE) compliments of the insurance co. I'd like to keep it shiny, so am wondering how long I can have it out sitting in the sun? I don't want the faint to fade & a GW friend of mine said that because of the base clear coat paint that Honda uses , he doesn't recommend waxing it. Also, what product(s) is good to keep the tires, OEM seat "dash" material looking new?

As well (just is passing), if you have (or know someone that has a) Chrome-World type of back rest, please let me know. (The kind I'm lookin for is in my homepage pic..I hope u can make it out). Also looking for air wings.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby dingdong » Tue Apr 21, 2015 6:59 am

I have used Turtle Wax liquid wax on every bike I have ever owned. No harm from the wax. No harm from the sun.
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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Tue Apr 21, 2015 9:58 am

I guess I can try it on a less conspicuous part first. (maybe inside fender cover) & c what she does.

Have u used it on later GW's (like 92 to 2001)? No problems? How long do u leave it on in the sun with no cover on?

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby dingdong » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:35 am

Yes. I have a black 93 1500. The paint is pristine. I use it on average twice a year. The liquid wax is just apply and buff off. Paste wax requires too much rubbing which isn't good on clear coat.
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Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 12:28 pm

dingdong:
Thanks for the reply.
What's the name of the liquid wax you use?

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby newday777 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 7:58 pm

This works well too. Spray on, wipe off
http://www.originalbikespirits.com/prod ... er-polish/

Wax on, wax off works well too.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Wed Apr 22, 2015 11:50 pm

Newday777:
"Wax-on, Wax-off" Is that the name of the product? If so, who makes it?

Remember, I'm up in here in Alberta (of course).

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby newday777 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 5:01 am

hap2 wrote:Newday777:
"Wax-on, Wax-off" Is that the name of the product? If so, who makes it?

Remember, I'm up in here in Alberta (of course).

Thanx


LOL.
Sorry, it's from the movie Karate Kid. Technique, not a wax but application and buff.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby dingdong » Thu Apr 23, 2015 7:28 am

Turtle wax is the name of the wax I use. It's in a cream form in a squeeze bottle.
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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby golden highway » Thu Apr 23, 2015 12:26 pm

I use Pledge. Works great shines like new.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:02 pm

Golden Highway:
I heard lemon scented pledge was good for windshields, but do u use it on the body of the bike was well?

What do u use for the seat, chrome, & tires?

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby golden highway » Thu Apr 23, 2015 8:25 pm

I use it on the windshield and every other part of the bike. I also use it on my cars inside and out. I don't use it on my cars windshield but everything else. I did some research and found it is what a lot of car collectors use. All my bikes and cars shine like new. When people look at my 87 goldwing they can't believe how good it looks. I had an old 1980 motorcycle that was looking tired and after using lemon pledge a few times it looked pretty good.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Thu Apr 23, 2015 9:39 pm

Great..I'll probly give it a go

Thanx again

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby dingdong » Fri Apr 24, 2015 7:16 am

Lots of folks use Pledge. (I don't like it on my black bike because it collects dust and fingerprints). That brings up a question. Since this was your concern, does Pledge provide ultra violet protection from the sun?
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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:04 am

Re Pledge UV protection, I kinda don't think so, but'd have to do some more research & / or phone hoever makes Pledge (Johnson & Johnson) & ask them. If not, I think Mother's brand does, but again, we'd have ta ask around.

Velly good question tho fer shore.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 10:09 am

Oh, by the way hava look at the bike in my homepage (on this site) picture & suggest what u'd dress it up with? I'd like to try floorboards, also ring of fire, & whatever else. I'm open to suggestions & also where a good place is to get these accessories. I certainly don't need new. NB: I'm here in Canada. Thanx.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby spiralout » Fri Apr 24, 2015 11:07 am

Hap, I thought you were looking for another 1500? Did you end up getting yours repaired after the accident?

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Fri Apr 24, 2015 3:08 pm

spiralout:
It was a write off, so ins co gave me $, so I found an identical bike...just better shape. I AM looking for the leather covers for the chrome bracket for the backrest is u know where I could get one. I just need the leather.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby tom84std » Fri Apr 24, 2015 4:11 pm

Hap what is your housing status? I had a girlfriend who had an old Harley she thought was the greatest motorcycle ever manufactured. She told me that she paid $6000 to have it painted*. She lived in a rented mobile home* and she had a small tent affair in her front yard she kept the thing in. I've seen several different types, they cost a couple hundred dollars and absolutely keep the rain and sun off the bike.


*Yes, you read that correctly. She paid top dollar for an 82 Harley Davidson and then paid some guy $6000 to paint it for her. It was a good enough paint job I guess. "Lipstick on a Pig" was the first thing I thought when she told me about it. I quickly added things up in my head and determined why she was living in a trailer. She was like an over-protective, neurotic mother about the bike. The happiest sight I remember in my life was watching her ride that thing out my driveway for the last time. I've become a much better judge of women.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby littlebeaver » Sat Apr 25, 2015 12:31 am

ha ha ha haha hahahhah hahhahhah too funny... :lol:

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Sat Apr 25, 2015 1:41 am

Not that it matters, but, on 2nd thot, never mind about my housing status. I'm right. What it is doesn't matter. However, I WOULD like to know the best way to keep the body, seat, tires, chrome, & windshield of the GW in pristine condition. I'm especially talking about products to use, including covers.

Thanx

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby hap2 » Sun Apr 26, 2015 5:21 pm

As much as I'd like to use it on the body of the Wing, I don't think lemon Pledge offers UV protection from the sun. Am I right or wrong? If I am right, can u suggest a product (preferable liquid wax) that does offer UV protection?

Thank you

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby redial » Mon Apr 27, 2015 4:13 am

UV protection in Canada???? That is like putting snow tyres on in South Australia! Someone earlier mentioned Turtle Wax - that should be good enough. Do it twice a year, and you will be in front.
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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby dingdong » Mon Apr 27, 2015 7:15 am

I suggest you go to an auto supply and look at their products. Turtle Wax, Mothers, Meguiars etc. Probably a half dozen more. One is probably as good as any other.

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Re: Paint & the sun

Postby WingAdmin » Mon Apr 27, 2015 10:27 am

redial wrote:UV protection in Canada???? That is like putting snow tyres on in South Australia! Someone earlier mentioned Turtle Wax - that should be good enough. Do it twice a year, and you will be in front.


I suggest you go spend a summer in Southern Ontario and revisit your opinion in terms of sun and heat when it comes to Canada. :) The praries can be even worse.




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