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  • I clean my NS almost everyday.
    And polish it once a week which takes about 1-2 hours depending upon the extent of making it spotless !
    I use Waxpol polish which costs about 100 bucks.
    And some oil for the black coloured parts.

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    • Well I don't clean my bikes. I don't get the time for it . But I do the regular check up like Engine oil, brakes, cables, etc. I give a wash to my bikes once a month through service station. I know it is not justified but that's life.

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      • I wash my bike every sunday. I love to keep it clean and shining.

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        • I wash my bike every sunday. I love to keep it clean and shining.

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          • Re: How often Do you get your bike washed or wash it yourself?

            Originally posted by HarishK View Post
            I too use a Bosch equipment for polishing my car. But there is a slight change, its a regular small Bosch drill unit used in homes. I have an end disc pad prepared with the Eurow microfiber cloth in front for better results. But the equipment is good for cars, for bikes manual polishing is the best coz the equipment cannot reach out mostly.

            The cost aspect, 1K for 476S gains much value. The reason being, I tried Formula-1 which is around 250rs for 300gms and Turtle Hard shell at the same price tag. Both offered a decent shine, but was not durable at all. Just in few days my alloy rims and windshield got attracted to dirt. So, I had to wash the bike again in a week, the bike wash marked the end of the wax coat. While 476S, even at rainy season it proved to work really hard. The plastic/fiber body parts repel water effectively and just a wipe is off is required by the micro fiber to bring back the shine. Also the Alloy wheels/Tyre side walls need just a wipe, practically there isnt a dirt that wouldn't peel off with just a wipe after the 476S coat. (Even applies to crow dirt). But yes after a ride through the rain mud, gravel will get deposited on the inner non-painted areas and have to clean it with a water wash. During normal summer season, I wax it once before the season and thats it....I think about a bike wash only months later.

            Also the Eurow micro fiber is a purpose built cloth which effectively peels off the Wax coat and offers a great shine. Cost is 100rs and the I cut the cloth into two pieces and I am still using only one piece for over 2yrs. Yes at times I use regular cloth for wipe off dirt from my car the only difference is that using micro fiber induces more shine every wipe.

            Trust me, you wont consider the local ones as waxing solution after trying the ones from abroad. Coz there is no compromise in quality, so is the price. The meguirs tech wax is the top-shelf product for them and the cost is only 1400Rs for 450gms. Its offers a good deeper shine, but lasts only for a month. Meguirs offer a wide range of other products like chrome polish, tyre polish etc.

            My point is using a less durable wax often and waxing weekly/monthly is still wastage of resource, time and energy. So a 1K for >5yrs of protection must be feasible if you consider to sustain the looks of your automobile, while the other aspects are cut down by over 50%.

            End of the day its your call
            The product sounds great!
            What are the steps involved in cleaning the bike completely?
            Also, where can I find it in Bangalore ?
            Thanks

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            • Re: How often Do you get your bike washed or wash it yourself?

              During monsoon, I wash my bike every Sunday. During other times of the year, it's on alternative Sundays(though, I wipe my bike with a wet cloth regularly).
              Last edited by krishna77; 08-23-2014, 10:25 AM.
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              • Re: How often Do you get your bike washed or wash it yourself?

                I clean her with soft cloth every day or before the every ride, though I never washed her myself, every time I take her to bike washing outlet and my bike wash never ends without polishing and I avoid taking her out in monsoon generally
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                • Re: How often Do you get your bike washed or wash it yourself?

                  I wash my bike seldom,last i washed by bike was some 2-1/2 yrs ago, i feel washing any vehicle frequently ruins it, one should wash his bike only if it's very very dirty, like in monsoon when there is slush on roads, there is no need to wash motorcycle in dry season, just cleaning it with soft cloth will do the job, wash the bike if it has become very dirty dry it with soft cloth and then give a good coat of wax polish, after that just clean the vehicle daily once in the morning.

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                  • Re: How often Do you get your bike washed or wash it yourself?

                    Got my bike serviced only on last Monday - got so dirty within 5 days!
                    So much slush and mud. Needs a thorough wash tomorrow.
                    A bike on the road is worth two in the shed.

                    Weekend Rides Around Kolkata
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                    Hemnagar & Samsernagar
                    Saagar Kinare - Bakkhali Calling

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                    • I am obsessed with keeping my bike clean. I wash it twice it every week generally, and depending on how dirty it gets when I take it out. https://nicciskincare.com/products/g...ace-toner-mist

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                      • I mostly wash my bike or any other vehicle on my own with the help of cleaning cloths and towels !! I tired of waiting in the row before the vehicle washing station. So that i mostly do my own in my free time !!
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