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    Pledge to Plexus

    Can someone tell me the pros and cons of using Lemon Pledge vs. Plexus or any one of the other motorcycle specific polishes? And what your favorite might be and why.

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    I've never used Plexus...

    Pledge is the only one of the two that I've used personally. It's available everywhere, it's inexpensive, and it works well to:

    - Clean/shine almost all surfaces of the motorcycle that's dusty or dirty
    - Clean windshields, sometimes may take multiple applications, but it will remove bugs, bird poop, etc.
    - Clean helmet face shields.

    Besides the "shine", it also makes your face shield and windshield bead water for rainy riding.

    I've heard that Plexus is a step up and superior to Pledge. That may well be the case, but Pledge is all I've ever used.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Jfixit View Post
    Can someone tell me the pros and cons of using Lemon Pledge vs. Plexus.
    I've used both; Plexus...once, and Pledge...countless times.

    Plexus isn't worth the high cost (to me) for no difference in end result.

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    Things that I have used Plexus ($$$$) for:
    Polishing windscreens
    Polishing face shields
    Polishing plastic headlamp lenses

    Things that I have used Pledge ($) for:
    Polishing windscreens
    Polishing face shields
    Polishing plastic headlamp lenses
    Cleaning motorcycles
    Polishing helmets
    Polishing shoes
    Stopping little squeaks
    Polishing furniture
    Polishing wood floors
    Renewing the luster of plastics
    Wiping down wood furniture on firearms
    Lubricating drafting machines
    Lubricating model railroad stuff
    Making slippery spots on the kitchen floor for feline entertainment purposes

    Just sayin'.
    I can't believe how incredulous I am.

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    Received a response from an FAA inspector after posting a touring tip about using pledge. His suggestion: alway test the product in an out of the way piece of the bike before trying it out on the entire bike.

    Seems like a reasonable precaution.
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    before I pledge my bike, I use Scrub Free,, the wife uses it on the fiberglass bath tube, so why not use it on the LT.
    then use pledge.. Great shine
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    Quote Originally Posted by PAGoldsby View Post
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    Making slippery spots on the kitchen floor for feline entertainment purposes

    Just sayin'.
    +1

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    I may be old school, but in my opinion it is hard to beat Mother's California Gold applied over clean sufaces. Not necessarily cheap but a container will last a long, long time.

    Does not appear to yellow and is resistant to damage from the sun.

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    Pledge, Pexus, ArmorAll?

    Does anyone have an opinion on using ArmorAll Original as a whole bike cleaner and shiner?

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    Honda Bike Cleaner works quite nicely as well.
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    I use Plexus, a ton of it. I think it includes an anti-static as well as a UV protectant. I'm not certain about Pledege
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    I like Plexus

    I like Plexus. You have to rub it for a while but it gives a great shine and after a ride or two all you have to do is wipe the bike off and it will shine again. This is my favorite.

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    Smile

    I have recently changed my polishing methods (application & removal). The micro-fiber towels you can buy in the various Dollar Stores beat any shop rag, old cotton T-shirts, or old towels hands down. I do use Plexus on my windscreen and face shield but use a detailing spray wax for most of the painted surfaces on my bike. Chrome is cleaned with Simichrome or similar product and "cool" chrome surfaces are then coated with the spray wax. I try to really clean the bike about once a month. Ride Safe

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    Chrome????

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    Lemon Pledge

    I used Lemon Pledge once and ended up with a garage full of bee's

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