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post #21 of 28 (permalink) Old 17-Mar-2018, 02:44 PM (822)
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Lazy mans cleaner, Plexus

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post #22 of 28 (permalink) Old 20-Mar-2018, 01:04 AM (252) Thread Starter
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I have tried some lemon Pledge over the weekend.

It works quite well on the paint but it does not seem to bring out the deep black as well as Wynn's Dash which I have used in the past.

The local BMW mechanic suggested Dash and I have been using it a lot on the plastic parts.

I will post some pics when I get a chance.

How durable are the other products you guys use? I have noticed that you have to reapply Dash after the bike has been thoroughly washed.

(Keeping a triple black clean is a pain.)
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303 lasts "long time".

"Additionally, when comparing the finish of 303 Protectant vs Armor All, most people believe that Armor All leaves a shiny, greasy feeling on the treated material. In the past, this was especially true. However, what many people donít know, is that ArmorAll was reformulated a few years back, and today it is water based, just like 303 and Meguiars. So, todayís Armor All still leaves a high-gloss finish to the treated area, but itís not nearly as greasy feeling as it used to be.

With all of that being said, Armor All isnít necessarily a bad product. But, unless you like that high-gloss, greasy looking finish, there are much better products out there. 303 Car Protectant and Meguiars both outperform Armor All in almost any regard. This is reflected in their growing fan bases and overall use."

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+1 on the Plexus

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And is that a coffee holder I see before me???

I'd rather have a bottle in front of me than a frontal lobotomy
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post #25 of 28 (permalink) Old 21-Mar-2018, 08:04 AM (544)
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And is that a coffee holder I see before me???
Haha why yes it is, I mean it also holds tasty beverages when your on an awesome camping adventure and your bike is parked in your Redverz tent with the bike garage! Just saying!
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post #26 of 28 (permalink) Old 21-Mar-2018, 01:58 PM (790)
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Local auto BMW dealership sells this that Iíve used..

Vinylex Protectant 16.9 oz | Lexol

..can be found in most auto supply stores as well..
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I've had good result, for me, using Armor All.
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post #28 of 28 (permalink) Old 26-Mar-2018, 07:04 PM (003)
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for plastic black parts, petroleum, goes on easy, cleans well, lasts forever--maybe a year? then I reapply. A jar lasts a lifetime.

I rub some in, then, wipe away excess to dry finish with a towel. Takes a minute or so
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