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So my Silverwing only has 6500 or so miles, but has spent 20some years in a garage collecting goop. A good wash and polish got the fairing & luggage looking almost presentable, except around the badges and latches. Old wax, oil, and dirt were caked in all the little nooks and crannies.



I thought about q-tips and cleaners, but I have nowhere near the patience for that job.



Spray polish ( I used McGuire's, but Pledge would probably work ) and a scrub brush got all that crap out and left a fresh coat of wax. Quick, easy, and looks pretty good.
 

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An old toothbrush can work wonders. I use them to clean out crevices and also to remove extra wax.
 

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So my Silverwing only has 6500 or so miles, but has spent 20some years in a garage collecting goop. A good wash and polish got the fairing & luggage looking almost presentable, except around the badges and latches. Old wax, oil, and dirt were caked in all the little nooks and crannies.



I thought about q-tips and cleaners, but I have nowhere near the patience for that job.



Spray polish ( I used McGuire's, but Pledge would probably work ) and a scrub brush got all that crap out and left a fresh coat of wax. Quick, easy, and looks pretty good.


I have always loved 0000 steel wool on chrome/metal parts. It's amazing what a little elbow grease can do for these bikes.
 

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I second the 0000 steel wool recommendation. A few pads of that, some rubbing compound (I used Turtle Wax), some decent music, and 1 or 2 ice cold drinks got the chromes front fender, front and back wheels, and heat shields on my '78 CX500 project looking close to new. Ok, there's still a few minor surface blemishes if you look up close, but if you're that close to my front fender, then you've got bigger issues...
 

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That Pinesol recommendation is great - cheap and obviously effective from your pictures. I plan to try that in my ultrasonic. Plus that fresh, clean scent must really attract the ladies.
 
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