Kudos to R1 bhai for instituting indirectly/directly a bike care sense in us..Influenced by his craze for maintaining bike thus following his footsteps and with zeal for maintaining my bike effectively i washed my Bike the second time,but this time getting pics in between different phases..So here are my wash skills..
Plus i would like to advise my fellow PW members that if you think time aint an issue try to clean your bike yourself(otherwise service tashion is the only alternative),,it is not a car which is difficult to service individually...Plus there is a hell of difference b/w wash via service tashions and self service..Dudes in service tashions use substandard detergents and dirty cloths which can severely affect you paint finish not instantly but in the months/years to come..
1) MY CLEANING GEAR:
Formula One Car Shampoo:::Rs 120
Formula One Car Wax::: Rs 350
Revive All:::Idk already had in home
Formula One Scratch out Paste:::Bought it long time ago...No idea(Paste is better than fluid version of scratch out)
Glint(Best for cleaning out glasses,Lights,Indicators):::Idk already in home
2)BIKE BEFORE WASH:
It was dirty but not completely dust riddled..I normally wash my vehicle's every week or so max 2 weeks..This time i was aiming to get zero meter looks..You can get an idea from the following pics
3) Wash and WAX:
First cleaned out removable dirt wit a soft cloth..Washed my ride with Formula one car wash shampoo and dried it immediately..Bike took some 15-20 minutes to completely dry..Applied formula one wax on Tank,side covers and brake cover.
Looks after Polishing.
Now it was time to polish rear fender,mudguard,odo,handles and all plastic stuff..Here you can observe dusty pre polish plastic parts.
Used 7CF and Revive all for shining plastics..Revive all applied on less accessible portions as 7CF is sprayed..Made sure waxed painted areas are covered with cloth to avoid sprinkles.
5)SOME PRE-POST CLEANING PICS:
People usually forget about the Bike's base,,which is most susceptible to dirt..This time i made sure to clean it as max possibly i could.
Some final check-ups..Polishing of metallic parts done via Brasso..Turtle CHrome Wax is recommended for chrome parts as per R1 bhai recommendations but i couldn't find it anywhere in Sadar Rawalpindi..
7) FINISHED LOOK:
After investing approximately 4 hours in this OP,,i was feeling dizzy..So walked to my nearest retail store and got my High Octane fuel aka STING.
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