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Poco183 Aug 12th, 2016 9:10 pm

I thought it was BS when I read it
 
As a new owner of a 09 RT I was reading though the forums for different products to use to clean and polish my bike. I came across a couple of posts that suggested cleaning off bugs with hydrogen peroxide and polishing with Lemon Pledge. I decided to try both, mostly because they were cheap.
I was amazed to find that the hydrogen peroxide worked great on the bugs. The front of my machine had numerous dried on bugs from recent rides. I spray the windshield and tupperware and waited a few minutes and all the bugs wiped off easily.
Lemon Pledge was even more amazing. It made everything, including the windshield, look like new. Even my wife was amazed. She said Pledge works great on furniture too. Who would of thought that? As a bonus the bike smells lemon fresh.
Thanks for the tips!

Poco

slothy Aug 12th, 2016 9:54 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
been using those products the last 5 to 6 years. they work great.

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Sleuth Aug 13th, 2016 6:02 am

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
While I do not use Hydrogen Peroxide, I do use Pledge on the Windscreen - Cleans it right up!

Might try it on the paintwork as well!

PadG Aug 13th, 2016 7:54 am

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Sleuth (Post 1611706)
While I do not use Hydrogen Peroxide, I do use Pledge on the Windscreen - Cleans it right up!

Might try it on the paintwork as well!

Been using it on the paintwork (as well) for several years now! Great for a quick shine after a wash. I use good automotive wax about 2 - 3 times a year.

Oh....Pledge is also great for your helmet and face-shield!

hopz Aug 13th, 2016 8:04 am

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
OK... a bit more info, if you please...

Hydrogen Peroxide... do you spray it on? wipe it on? or ?

Does it make your hair white? (no worries, my hair is already white)

Let it sit for a while?

Wipe off or rinse-off with water? or?

Lynn_Keen Aug 13th, 2016 8:45 am

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by hopz (Post 1611778)
OK... a bit more info, if you please...

Hydrogen Peroxide... do you spray it on? wipe it on? or ?

Does it make your hair white? (no worries, my hair is already white)

Let it sit for a while?

Wipe off or rinse-off with water? or?

I've been using peroxide for bug removal for years. I have a small spray bottle that is always present in my side case along with a clean microfiber cloth. The peroxide works great especially for those damn Love Bugs that those of us south of the border have to contend with. Simply spray the peroxide on the dead bug carcass, wait a minute and watch the bug remains dissolve and wipe clean with the cloth. I refresh the peroxide in the little spray bottle every month or two as it does have a definite shelf life.

Dann323 Aug 13th, 2016 2:18 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
I never tried these products but I treat my bike with liquid glass once a year and all I use after that is a microfiber cloth and water.

Everything comes off easily including bugs on the windshield and scuff marks on the paniers.

kevincaron Aug 13th, 2016 2:34 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
So have the bees shown up yet?

Tried the Lemon Pledge on my k12LT and it was swarmed in a few hours...

worked great but man they were mad at me!

Teach Aug 13th, 2016 4:13 pm

It is also a dust magnet and yellows. Always kills me when folks spend $20k for a bike and go cheap on maintenance. Dann had the BEST recommendation and as a side effect, if you catch a stone it only scratches the liquid glass and not your plastic parts.
My 2011 NEVER saw a coat of wax and looked showroom new when I parted ways a month back. Annual LG...

TWheels Aug 13th, 2016 5:42 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
I use a regular car wax on my bike two or so times a season and keep it clean using the pledge on anything plastic. It works great and I have never thought about it turning anything yellow. I haven't noticed it on my bike but am thankful for the warning. I just checked online since I have never heard of liquid glass before. Apparently it can be bought in Canada so I may give it a try. The description online calls it an Auto Polish. Is this the same product that you use?

Dann323 Aug 13th, 2016 8:05 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by TWheels (Post 1612010)
I use a regular car wax on my bike two or so times a season and keep it clean using the pledge on anything plastic. It works great and I have never thought about it turning anything yellow. I haven't noticed it on my bike but am thankful for the warning. I just checked online since I have never heard of liquid glass before. Apparently it can be bought in Canada so I may give it a try. The description online calls it an Auto Polish. Is this the same product that you use?

Yes

But don't use it on the mat black parts.

Liquid Glass | Classic Glass

JNW003 Aug 13th, 2016 8:28 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dann323 (Post 1612074)
Yes

But don't use it on the mat black parts.

Liquid Glass | Classic Glass

Looks like a nice product, but Amazon won't ship it to California as it is non-compliant with the California Air Resources Board.... On the bright side, California air quality is the best it's been in years - could hardly breath deeply in the '60's before everybody got on the environmental band wagon. :serious:

oldspice Aug 13th, 2016 8:54 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
I use a diaper kissed by 1000 virgins to gently caress the bike clean......

lkraus Aug 13th, 2016 11:12 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by oldspice (Post 1612122)
I use a diaper kissed by 1000 virgins to gently caress the bike clean......

If they'd quit kissing diapers they wouldn't be virgins.

Teach Aug 14th, 2016 1:55 pm

You can get a can of Liquid Glass from just about any good auto parts store. A couple things.
The directions say to use the LG prep cleaner before applying... you won't find it anywhere. Just wash your bike with a dishwashing liquid like Dawn, rinse thoroughly and triple check that you got everything off the paint, including water spots.
I always recommend that you apply 3 coats for the first application. Apply coat one, allow it to dry, polish with clean clothes and repeat 2 more times. Allow the bike to sit overnight and the LG to harden (it is a hard clear coat). You are good for a year.
Even though you are good to go, each additional coat/application will result in a better shine. Any paint swirls/lines will gradually decrease with each application.
Good stuff.....

metzme Aug 24th, 2016 3:46 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Is it ok to use on a matt finish?

Dann323 Aug 24th, 2016 6:31 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by metzme (Post 1616769)
Is it ok to use on a matt finish?

No

Like I mentioned earlier, avoid the mat parts.
They will turn ugly.

Amazing for the rest of the tupperware. I even use it on my windshield

YMMV

McWideglide Aug 28th, 2016 10:38 am

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dann323 (Post 1612074)
Yes

But don't use it on the mat black parts.

Liquid Glass | Classic Glass

Mothers " Back to Black " works very well on matte black finished parts. Use generously restores a new look .

Charlie Fogg Aug 28th, 2016 10:59 am

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
I use McGuires spray on wax on painted parts because I am a lazy [email protected]@rd. It is very easy but needs to be used every wash if you like your bike to shine.

JNW003 Apr 10th, 2019 4:39 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
This is a follow up to my post from 2016 on my quest for Liquid Glass. Since this product was originally discussed, I have been searching for it in other states, while on out-of-California. I previously couldn't find it in Colorado and am now in Arizona and have had time to resume my quest. It appears that the company is no longer in business, as their products are no longer listed on Amazon, and the telephone numbers on their website are no longer in service. Can anybody definitively confirm the company is out of business and their products are no longer available?:serious:

Dann323 Apr 10th, 2019 8:21 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Their Web site is still online:


Liquid Glass | The Holy Grail of Car Care Products

Did you try their eMail?

LAF Apr 11th, 2019 5:42 am

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
In a search on Amazon it looks like it may be called Liqui Tech Finish now?

Just a guess but it looks like the old Liquid Glass Label.

Dann323 Apr 11th, 2019 8:45 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LAF (Post 1907475)
In a search on Amazon it looks like it may be called Liqui Tech Finish now?

Just a guess but it looks like the old Liquid Glass Label.


I think so too. It looks like it's the same stuff rebranded

JNW003 Apr 13th, 2019 7:28 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by LAF (Post 1907475)
In a search on Amazon it looks like it may be called Liqui Tech Finish now?

Just a guess but it looks like the old Liquid Glass Label.

Thanks guys! I checked Liqui Tech Finish First on Amazon, and the product review comments. Looks like this replaced Liquid Glass, based on the comments of several of the reviews I read, so I ordered a can of it to try. :bmw:

Dann323 Apr 13th, 2019 7:51 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JNW003 (Post 1907827)
Thanks guys! I checked Liqui Tech Finish First on Amazon, and the product review comments. Looks like this replaced Liquid Glass, based on the comments of several of the reviews I read, so I ordered a can of it to try. :bmw:

Please post back if it's the same stuff.


I've been using Liquid Glass for years and IMHO nothing else compares to it.

Pabst Apr 13th, 2019 9:19 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
I went to Rite Aid today and bought some Pledge, it works well. I went on a 800 mile ride in November and never cleaned the bugs off, it took less than 5 minutes with the Pledge, it looks new again.

jzeiler Apr 14th, 2019 4:32 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by McWideglide (Post 1618905)
Mothers " Back to Black " works very well on matte black finished parts. Use generously restores a new look .

Just don't use it on black Weather Tech floor mats or you will not have any traction with your shoes!!! Did that just before a cross country trip and had a hell of a time getting in and out of the car. It did eventually wear off.

JNW003 Apr 15th, 2019 8:32 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Dann323 (Post 1907831)
Please post back if it's the same stuff.


I've been using Liquid Glass for years and IMHO nothing else compares to it.

Hard to say, since I had never known about it nor been able to buy Liquid Glass before. I received the can yesterday but haven't been able to try it out due to tax bite day...:crying:

North Woods Wanderer Apr 16th, 2019 11:17 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by JNW003 (Post 1907827)
Thanks guys! I checked Liqui Tech Finish First on Amazon, and the product review comments. Looks like this replaced Liquid Glass, based on the comments of several of the reviews I read, so I ordered a can of it to try. :bmw:

Saw this comment by the manufacturer of this new stuff in the Q&A section of the Amazon item description. It appears that this is NOT Liquid Glass renamed, although it may be a very similar product.


From Amazon:
Question: How dose this compare to Liquid Glass?

I cannot comment on the physical properties of Liquid Glass as I am not familiar with their product line. However, I can tell you that Finish First polish is a synthetic polymer and works by laying down a tough polymer film that protects the paint/clear coat from air and water-borne contaminants. The synthetic polymer coating is exceptionally durable and weather resistant and is made with synthetic resin stocks instead of conventional organic wax compounds allowing curing instead of hard drying, our chemical resins cure to form an exceptional sun block which repels over 97.8% of the harmful ultra-violet sunlight. Additional layers of the polish can be built up to increase protection and enrich the depth of gloss. Additionally, the application process is very easy and this product does not harden like a wax.

That said, we have been contacted by a large number of LG users over the past few months and the feedback has been all positive. Based on that I can assure you that if you like LG you're going to love Finish First!

Please feel free to call us anytime with questions.

Regards,

Jamie
1-800-637-4527 see less
By Finish First Polish SELLER on March 2, 2019

JNW003 Apr 18th, 2019 2:39 pm

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
I used Finish First on my GTLE. Instead of washing the entire bike, I applied Dawn dishwashing soap to a wet rag and wiped down the painted surfaces and towel dried them. After that, I used a total of about a couple of tablespoons of Finish First and am pleased with the results. Went for a ride through the Malibu Canyon area along the coast yesterday, picking up several larger bugs along the way, but they were easy to wipe off with a damp rag. :bmw:

Iscadean Apr 20th, 2019 3:53 am

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Really interesting discussion. I wonder why all these observations regarding the slippery nature of the polishes fail to observe the obvious fact that the bike always seems goes faster when just polished. Is this a real effect or just imagined and how should we test this thesis. ;)

Dann323 Apr 20th, 2019 8:44 am

Re: I thought it was BS when I read it
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by Iscadean (Post 1908445)
Really interesting discussion. I wonder why all these observations regarding the slippery nature of the polishes fail to observe the obvious fact that the bike always seems goes faster when just polished. Is this a real effect or just imagined and how should we test this thesis. ;)


According to the label on the Liquid Glass can it does...


Quote:

Also use on aircrafts to protect, keep clean, and reduce surface friction.
I guess you have to go fast enough if you want to have the full benefits of the product. >:)


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