seat care?


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Blackngold
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seat care?

Postby Blackngold » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:05 am



OK next dumb Question, What are GW seats made of (are they really leather, naugahide ,or vinyl) and what are some products that can be used safely to preserve them? I'm replacing my 18 yr old seat( not bad for a MC seat) w/ new OEM from Honda and want it to last as long as last one did and no I'm not going to use slip n slide armor all.



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Re: seat care?

Postby tfdeputydawg » Sat Jan 30, 2016 8:51 am

Baby Wipes.
Yep, that's what I said :geek:
Vinyl

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Re: seat care?

Postby Happytrails » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:52 am

Been using meguirs leather treatment and restorer. Doesn't make seat slippy.
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Re: seat care?

Postby Happytrails » Sun Jan 31, 2016 12:18 pm

Inexpensive, handy, just takes 1 to do a bike seat. I use a different meguirs on the plastic parts thats also a wipe. Both have a very high shine so if you dont like that you can come back and wipe it down with a clean microfiber to the shine you like. I just leave it shiney and looks great. Doesn't leave residue and isn't slippy. In fact its the opposite. Its not sticky but seems like it makes seating very good. Maybe its just cause the seat is clean I dunno.

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Re: seat care?

Postby oldishwinger » Sun Jan 31, 2016 4:21 pm

Happytrails wrote:Been using meguirs leather treatment and restorer. Doesn't make seat slippy.


wot he said

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Re: seat care?

Postby brettchallenger » Sun Jan 31, 2016 6:09 pm

In the handbook of my East German MZ250 from the 1970s, it states with regard to the seat, "wash the seat in the same solution your mother uses to wash her hose".
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Re: seat care?

Postby Blackngold » Mon Feb 01, 2016 4:18 am

I found those meguirs wipes today at wallyworld. THX!

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Re: seat care?

Postby dingdong » Mon Feb 01, 2016 7:46 am

Something specifically designed for vinyl not leather. What you need a product that has ultraviolet ray protection. The sun causes most damage to vinyl and the stitching.
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Re: seat care?

Postby crock4 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 8:36 am

I use the same hondaline cleaner as the rest of the bike. It works good on multiple surfaces metal, plastic, vinyl, rubber, and in a pinch is good for shining your shoes. Its also economical. Same oem seat 15 yrs, still looks new, not slippery when buffed with a micro fiber cloth. Bob
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Re: seat care?

Postby Blackngold » Mon Feb 01, 2016 3:34 pm

I think I saw the Meguiar's M40 Mirror Glaze in a wipe also at Wallyworld. Bet it works nicely on those rubber sleeves on rear view mirrors. Trial and error are sometimes required but no need to guess when others have been there and done that. THX all!

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Re: seat care?

Postby keithg64 » Mon Feb 01, 2016 9:12 pm

I picked up Meguiars Natural Shine and Protectant. Cleans and uv protects vinyl, rubber and plastic. Bought it at wally world for around $5.00. They also have them in wipes.
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Re: seat care?

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Feb 02, 2016 2:40 am

I've been using 303 Aerospace Protectant on my 92 Aspencade for years




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Re: seat care?

Postby Blackngold » Tue Feb 02, 2016 6:34 am

Do you use "303" on your windscreen to repel water/rain? Says for Plexiglas/eisenglass.

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Re: seat care?

Postby redial » Mon Feb 15, 2016 8:20 pm

I use Pledge for the windscreen. Seems to work well.
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Re: seat care?

Postby Dusty Boots » Tue Feb 16, 2016 7:12 am

Blackngold wrote:Do you use "303" on your windscreen to repel water/rain? Says for Plexiglas/eisenglass.


It doesn't matter what you use on it, the rain will still run up and over the top and then some of the droplets will hit the backside (driver's side of the screen) due to the back draft effect of the wind/air currents filling in the void of the low pressure area.

I use either Pledge, Turtle Ice spray wax, or Rejex, whichever I'm using at the time on my screen.

I use the 303 on my seat and black plastic parts




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