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New here and I will be picking up the bike on Tuesday. I was wondering what you guys use to wax the bike since its a matt type finish?
Just regular wax or is there something special?
 

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There is matte specific wax out there, do some digging and pick your favourite. I've also read that if you use a "wash and wax" quick detailer, they will leave a small amount of protectant residue behind without changing the paints natural finish.

I've also heard of people just saying screw it and using their favourite wax on matte or satin finishes. It can create a very nice finish that's not fully glossy but not fully matte anymore. The problem with that though is you'll be waxing every other day to maintain a uniform finish. Not a problem for garage queens but definitely not recommended if you plan to actually ride your bike.
 

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I use a regular wax, works perfect for my Dragster !!
 

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How does it work for you? Do you find the areas that wear down quicker create splotches in the finish?
Not at all, but I'm the kind of person who can't sleep when my precious is dirty and full of flies.

I clean her after every ride and apply a new layer of wax.

I use Multiwax, it's a spray wax which works fine and is used by professional car/motor shops to keep their bikes and cars shiny.

I believe i've seen a couple threads about waxing on the forum, this one works for me so I never bother trying any other kind of wax.
 

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Pledge furniture polish works well too for a light cleaning.
 

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Chemical Guys has a proper line of products specifically for wrappings and matte paintwork:

http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical_Guys_CWS_995_16_Meticulous_Matte_Wash_p/cws_995_16.htm
http://www.chemicalguys.com/Chemical_Guys_SPI_995_16_Meticulous_Matte_Detail_p/spi_995_16.htm
http://www.chemicalguys.com/JetSeal_Matte_Sealant_and_Paint_Protectant_p/wac_203_16.htm

The wash and detailer are cleaning products, jetseal matte is a paint protector and sealant (a bit like wax, however it does not leave any gloss as that is unwanted on matte paint).
Using pledge, green fairy, or whatever rubbish that is not meant for paintwork just makes my back hair stand up...
User proper cleaning and detailing products, formulated for matte paint, and the paintwork will stay beautiful for a long time. Since it's a bike, you'll barely be using any product compared to a car so the products will probably last as long as the bike.
 
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