Motorcycle Polish Comparison, Original Spirits, HD, Pledge


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tamathumper
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Motorcycle Polish Comparison, Original Spirits, HD, Pledge

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A comparison of the three spray-on bike polishes pictured, and how well they perform against dried bug guts, specifically:

Pledge Multi-Surface Cleaner & Disinfectant
- Sprays on like: A semi-fine cone of liquid mist
- Overspray is like: Easy to control
- Sticks like: Water, very runny right away
- Wipes like: Easily, leaves little streaking
- Dissolved dried bugs like: Very well, little scrubbing required
- Leaves a finish like: A clean surface, with a light wax or polish feel

Original Bike Spirits Spray Cleaner & Polish
- Sprays on like: A strong, controlled cone of liquid
- Overspray is like: Hard to control
- Sticks like: A very thick waxy liquid, slow drips
- Wipes like: Bacon grease, coats bug guts
- Dissolved dried bugs like: Not at all, coats them over
- Leaves a finish like: A heavily waxed surface, but not very clean

Harley Davidson Spray Cleaner & Polish
- Sprays on like: A moderate, controlled cone of foam
- Overspray is like: Easy to control
- Sticks like: An expanding foam, no initial drips
- Wipes like: A liquid, with little streaking
- Dissolved dried bugs like: Hardly at all
- Leaves a finish like: A polished surface, but not very clean




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Re: Motorcycle Polish Comparison, Original Spirits, HD, Pledge

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I've been using Lemon Pledge for years, and I've tried numerous other cleaners that had claimed theirs as the "best and brightest." For me, it's Pledge. In fact, I think it's similar or better to the Honda-brand cleaner.

I especially like Pledge on the windshield, where it dissolves dirt and bugs while whisking you away to the scent of a lemon orchard.

I've often wondered if the makers of Pledge are aware of quite a large following with motorcycle riders, who use Pledge on the bike with a fervor but who are also unlikely to use Pledge to shine up a fine-wood coffee table! Pledge to the masses !
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