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    Cleaning plastics on a bike

    Hi all,

    Here's a closer view of the beak of my NC700X; where water (presumably) drops have left little stains in the surface. Anyone have any tips to restore this to a consistent and clear state?

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    I doubt that the plastic is damaged. I suspect it is just something on the surface.

    I use Lucas Slick Mist and everything looks really nice afterwards. I use a clean rag on the windshield, then wipe down the whole bike. Smells good too.

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    You can probably wipe down the whole bike with the Honda branded cleaner and polish. It’s basically some solvents and wax, but I think it would work on that matte plastic as well. The stuff comes in an aerosol can, isn’t terribly expensive, and since it has a lot of uses, I keep some on hand.

    If those spots are from washing/rinsing the bike with hard water, just be sure to towel it dry before the spots form.

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    Thanks all; I'm sure there's nothing more than staining on the plastic from hard water - nothing permanent and I'll give these a try to tidy it up!

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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post

    If those spots are from washing/rinsing the bike with hard water, just be sure to towel it dry
    Or use a leaf blower! Lol


    I may try some of the Slick Mist, been looking for a good shining up product. Back in my sportbike days we all used to use Plexus, that stuff was amazing. Used to be like $4-5 for a can....last time I looked to try to buy some it was something stupid like $18-20 per can. I'll pass.


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    Cleaning plastics on a bike

    Slick Mist is not the best product out there, but it does a good job, is relatively inexpensive, is readily available and a bottle lasts a long time.

    I was introduced to it last summer on a bike trip. A friend used it to cut through all the bugs on his windshield after riding through North Dakota at night (almost needed a scraper). It worked better than the Windex I had. With regular use, it leaves a crystal clear waxy coating that helps the bugs lift off. He kept his black and chrome bike shiny every day the whole trip with the Lucas spray. I started borrowing it for my windshield and bought a bottle when we got home.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TacomaJD View Post
    Or use a leaf blower! Lol


    I may try some of the Slick Mist, been looking for a good shining up product. Back in my sportbike days we all used to use Plexus, that stuff was amazing. Used to be like $4-5 for a can....last time I looked to try to buy some it was something stupid like $18-20 per can. I'll pass.


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    Agree. Based on the latest pricing, Plexus has gotten a bit too proud of their product. I’ve stopped buying it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by 670cc View Post
    Agree. Based on the latest pricing, Plexus has gotten a bit too proud of their product. Iíve stopped buying it.
    The marketing tactic behind it baffles me. Huge price hikes like that are not proven to be effective in the long run.

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    Honda Spray Cleaner and Polish. Get it from your dealer or Amazon. Awesome for your bike, car, helmet, etc.....

    Another one is household Pledge, regular or lemon scent. Safe to use on the plastics and metal bits, along with your helmet. I bet your wife has it somewhere in the house.

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    Mothers Back-to-Black is a product that works and is not overly priced. Can be purchased almost everywhere, even Wal-Mart.

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