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Bike Detailing Discuss the proper care and cleaning of the scoot.

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Old 03-08-2012, 04:22 PM
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The only way to get rid of swirls is to use something that "cuts" the clear coat. And there are specific techniques to get it right. Most of the good stuff can't be bought at the local auto parts. Need to go to the auto body repair supply houses.
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The swirl and scratch remover has abrasives in it that actually disolves as you use it.

Works really well on clear coat, and fine swirls... bigger scratches, not so much. You can see where it softens the edges of bigger scratches, but wont completely remove them.

The aerosol cleaner, you have to follow the directions carefully, really works good, but you cannot let it dry or it will streak.
A second application will remove the streaks... I usually follow that up with a quick wiping with the Harley Gloss.

But I also put a coat of wax on a couple times a year... Waxing makes the other cleaners work REALLY well later.
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The only way to get rid of swirls is to use something that "cuts" the clear coat. And there are specific techniques to get it right. Most of the good stuff can't be bought at the local auto parts. Need to go to the auto body repair supply houses.
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