Bike Accessories - Cleaning Products Page 1.

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WD-40 Trade Size 600ml.
WD-40
Trade Size.
Xerapol Plastic Polish.
Xerapol
Plastic Polish.
Ambersil Amberclens Anti-static Foaming Cleaner.
Ambersil
Amberclens.
Harringtons Metal Polish Wadding.
Metal Polish
Wadding.
Profi Dry Lube.
Profi
Dry Lube.
Motul Chain Cleaner.
Motul
Chain Clean.
Auto-glym Super Resin Polish.
Auto-Glym
Resin Polish.
Auto-glym Bodywork Shampoo and Conditioner.
Auto-Glym
Shampoo.
Auto_Glym Leather Care.
Auto-Glym
Leather Care.
Toothbrushes.
Toothbrushes.
Autosol Metal Polish.
Autosol
Metal Polish.
More Cleaning Products.
Cleaning
Products
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WD-40
Trade Size, 600ml:

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WD-40 Trade Size, 600ml.

Cost about £5




WD-40 has been around for as long as I can remember and is one of those products that keeps improving with time. I use it as a cleaner and a lubricant for almost any job you can think of so naturally I use it on my motorbike. WD-40 will repel water on electrical and mechanical components and is also ideal for stopping squeaks on rusted components. One disadvantage however is the inability to deal with anything anything rubber or plastic such as bike suspension mainly because it does not contain Silicone so care needs to be taken when using it in these sort of areas. I purchased the trade size 600ml tin as it seemed a good offer at the time as it was only a few pence more than the 400ml tin.

Some Of It's Uses.

Stops squeaks. Penetrates and lubricates hinges and springs.
Drives out moisture. Electrics, ignitions and motorcycle engines.
Cleans and protects Road tar, hard water deposits and rust.
Loosens rusted parts. Nuts, bolts controls and cables.
Frees sticky mechanisms. Controls, linkages and cables.

Xerapol
Plastic Polish:

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Xerapol plastic polish used to clean out small scratches and blemishes on non-acrylic plastics and perspex.

Cost £9.99.




I managed to pick up a few scratches on certain parts of the bike, the wind screen being the main area of concern so I purchased this Xerapol plastic polish to see if it would remove them. It seems to work OK on very fine scratches but you really have to work it hard to make the see through plastics transparent without making them seem cloudy. It is not much good on deep scratches unless you do some pre-work on the plastic with various grades of fine emery paper, again a lot of effort is needed to get the plastic back to anything decent looking.

Instructions For Use.

Clean surface and apply a little paste. Using a soft cloth polish the scratched areas using heavy pressure for 2-3 minutes. For deep scratches repeat several times. Very deep scratches should be treated beforehand with special abrasive paper, (granularity 1600) and a little water. Remove residue and clean the treated surface with water.
Do not use on Poly carbonate (PC).
Do not use on varnished, printed or coated surfaces.
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Isometric view of the Xerapol plastic polish packaging and tube.
Xerapol Plastic
Polish Iso View.

Ambersil Amberclens
Anti-Static Foaming
Cleaner, 400ml:



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Ambersil Amberclens anti-static foaming cleaner, 400ml.

Cost about £5




Ambersil Amberclens is a general purpose anti-static foaming cleaner aerosol ideal for general cleaning on a wide variety of surfaces. It will remove tough stubborn stains such as grease, grime, and dirt. Safe for use on plastics, metals, painted and glazed surfaces it means it can be used with confidence on most areas of my motorbike without fear of damaging the surfaces. It's anti-static formulation, reduces the attraction of airborne dust and particles. Using Ambersil Amberclens foaming anti-static cleaner is quick and easy, you simply spray on, wait a few seconds then wipe off. You can also spray it directly on to a cloth and then use it to clean dirty surfaces. Used more on the plastic components on my bike it gives good results, cleaning of the the metallic parts does not give shiny results although it does well in removing road tar and grime so is therefore useful as a preliminary cleaner for metal.

Information On The Tin.

NATO catalogue. number 65500-99-2125987.
British Rail catalogue. number 7/7056.
Ford Toxicity report number 148491.

Quickly and easily breaks down grease and dirt on all surfaces.
Warning extremely Flammable. Pressurised container. Protect from sunlight and do not expose to temperatures exceeding 50° Celsius. Do not pierce or burn even after use. Do not spray on naked flame or any incandescent material. Keep out of reach of children. Keep away from sources of ignition. No Smoking. Use in well ventilated areas.

Metal Polish
Wadding:



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Harrington's metal polish wadding for use on Brass, Silver, Copper and other metals and materials.

Cost £1




I bought a tin of this stuff from the £1 shop years ago for cleaning silver jewelry and have found it to be a useful polish on pretty much all metals around the home. Expanding on this I could not see any reason why I could not use it on my motorbike and has proven to do just as well cleaning stainless steel and some plastics. Harrington's metal polish wadding is pretty much the same as Duraglit, (which in turn is now branded under the "Brasso" name as "Duraglit Brasso Metal Polish") only the Harrington's polish is much cheaper. Harrington's metal polish wadding has been formulated to clean brass, copper, silver, chrome, tin, stainless steel and other similar metals and materials with a non-abrasive solvent on a cotton wadding.

How It's Used.

Simply tear off a piece of wadding and rub it on the area to be cleaned. Stubborn marks or stains may take a bit of extra effort! Buff the cleaned area to a shine using a clean cloth.
Caution: Flammable. Keep out of reach of children.
Do not use near naked flame.
Replace lid after use.
Harrington's Metal Polish Wadding.
Harrington's
Metal Polish.
Harrington's metal polish wadding for use on Brass, Silver, Copper and other metals and materials.
Simply tear off a piece of wadding and rub it on the area to be cleaned. Buff the cleaned area to a shine using a clean cloth.

Profi
Dry Lube, 400ml:



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Profi dry lube chain protection.

Cost £10.99




Profi dry lube chain spray produces a dry lubricating film that is non-greasy or sticky therefore it does not flick off of the chain on to other parts of the bike because the metal surfaces of the chain are dry sealed. It has been developed for use with O, W, X, Z and Quad-ring chains and because it is grease free it does not attract dirt and other grit particles. No chain cleaner is required after the first application, simply give the chain a good clean before the first use then every so often a quick wipe with a cloth and re-apply another coat of Profi dry lube. It is available in two can sizes, 400ml and 150ml the smaller being a handy travel sized can which works out more expensive than the 400ml can at £6.99.

Interesting Points.

Mess and "spin off" free as it does not contain grease. Hein Gericke Logo.
Hein Gericke Logo
Web Site Link.
Will not wash off with water so more economical.
Can be used on most chain types.
Will not attract dirt or grit particles reducing chain wear.
Re-apply every 250 - 300 miles or after riding in the rain.

Motul
Chain Clean, 400ml:



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Motul chain cleaner.

Cost £5.35




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Suitable for all motorcycle chains. Hein Gericke Logo.
Hein Gericke Logo
Web Site Link.
Quick and effective cleaning improves chain spray adhesion.
Suitable for all motorcycle chains (X and O-ring).
No adverse effect on painted surfaces.
Removes grease from surfaces.

Auto-Glym
Super Resin Polish:



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Auto-glym super resin polish 325ml. Long term beauty treatment for all paint types including metallic's.

Cost Around £10.




Auto-Glym Super resin polish will remove harmful surface contaminants when used periodically. It leaves a tough glossy barrier that protects paintwork from the harsh environment. Ideal for use on any colour it can be used safely on all types of paintwork including metallic, water based and lacquered finishes, so pretty much any surface type. If there is a criticism to be made it is that it does not perform to well when applied to hot or in the sun surfaces and takes a long time to polish out streaks.
Bought in a four bottle kit costing £23 which contained the following product cleaners, it worked out cheaper than buying them individually saving about £5.
Auto-Glym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner.
Auto-Glym Leather Care Cream.
Auto-Glym Car Glass Polish.

Part Of A Four Bottle Kit Which Also Included:


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Auto-Glym
Bodywork Shampoo.


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Auto-Glym
Leather Care Cream.

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Auto-glym car glass polish 325ml. For a crystal clear finish inside and out.

Auto-Glym
Car Glass Polish.

Auto-Glym
Bodywork Shampoo
Conditioner:



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Auto-glym bodywork shampoo and conditioner 325ml. With rust inhibitor. Refreshes and protects shine for months.

Cost Around £6.




Add a drop of Auto-Glym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner to the water when washing your vehicle and it will assist in removing road dirt and traffic film. This will help in preserving the overall finish and appearance of the vehicle especially when used in conjunction with Auto-Glym's Super Resin Polish, (see above).
Bought in a four bottle kit costing £23 which also contained the following product cleaners it worked out cheaper than buying them individually saving about £5.
Auto-Glym Leather Care Cream.
Auto-Glym Super Resin Polish.
Auto-Glym Car Glass Polish.

Part Of A Four Bottle Kit Which Also Included:


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Auto-Glym
Leather Care Cream.

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Auto-Glym
Super Resin Polish.

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Auto-Glym
Car Glass Polish.

Auto-Glym
Leather Care Cream:



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Auto-glym leather care cream 325ml. Protects and preserves leather upholstery.

Cost Around £6.




Not sure if is designed for it but I found that using the Auto-Glym Leather Care Cream on my Vega Drystar waterproof gloves seemed to make the leather parts more resistant to water and made them more supple at the same time. I took care only to apply the cleaner to the leather parts of the glove as I was not sure how it could affect the fabric. Claiming to replace lost essential oils to the leather caused by evaporation I did not see that it could do any harm.
Bought in a four bottle kit costing £23 which also contained the following product cleaners it worked out cheaper than buying them individually saving about £5.
Auto-Glym Bodywork Shampoo Conditioner.
Auto-Glym Super Resin Polish.
Auto-Glym Car Glass Polish.

Part Of A Four Bottle Kit Which Also Included:


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Auto-Glym
Bodywork Shampoo.


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Auto-Glym
Super Resin Polish.

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Auto-Glym
Car Glass Polish.

Used
Toothbrushes:



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Used toothbrushes are usually discarded on a regular basis however they are ideal as small "scrubbing" brushes for those hard to reach places on a motorbike.

Normally Thrown Away.




When a toothbrush has reached the end of it's normal working life for cleaning teeth they are usually discarded and replaced with new ones. The old ones however are very useful as small scrubbing brushes for getting into those hard to reach areas on a motorbike. This can minimise having to strip down panels and fairing just to get to awkward places for cleaning and as the old toothbrush was going to be discarded anyway it does not matter what condition it gets in as a replacement will be on it's way by way of the next discarded toothbrush.

Advantages.

Suitable for cleaning hard to reach areas.
Reduces the task of stripping down panels to get to hard to reach areas.
Zero cost as it was a throw away item in the first place.
Soft nylon/plastic bristles reduce the risk of scratching polished surfaces.
Can be used safely in conjunction with other cleaning products.

Autosol
Metal Polish:



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Autosol metal polish.

Cost £




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