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Old 12-02-2010, 12:31 PM   #1
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I was watching TV last night and a comercial came on for Pledge furniture polish and the walks thru all these little scenes explaining what you can use pledge on and one of them is a guy polishing a motorcycle with it. Anyone ever try it?
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Old 12-02-2010, 12:53 PM   #2
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I know I have heard people say they have used it and it works well but I just can't bring myself to do it. I'm one of those people that commercial is talking about, I see pledge as a product for wood.
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I have tried it, and it does help it appear cleaner, for a bit. It does not do ant harm to the finish, but it also will not survive long.
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I saw that same commercial last night and I was thinking the same thing! My first thought was that it's probably fine for metal finishes, but maybe not plastics...

In the past I've used some all natural windex-type stuff, (bc it was okay for painted plastic) and a microfiber cloth, that made it shine pretty good. Works great after the bike's been in a rain and has water spots all over it
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You're supposed to clean them?
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I was watching TV last night and a comercial came on for Pledge furniture polish and the walks thru all these little scenes explaining what you can use pledge on and one of them is a guy polishing a motorcycle with it. Anyone ever try it?
Lemon Pledge was all we ever used at the dealership until Hondabrite came out. We found only the Lemon version was any good. It cleans fairly well, but leaves streaks a lot easier than Hondabrite.

If you can get off cheaper, that's fine, but I'll stick with Hondabrite - at least the stuff that is okay for paint. I bought five cans back when they altered the formula and didn't recommend it for paint anymore. I don't know if they went back to the old stuff or not.
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I have used it on my windscreen- an aftermarket Clearview shield. It works fairly well on that, but I've never tried it anywhere else and don't really want to.
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Old 12-03-2010, 07:50 PM   #8
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I guess I should make my comment clearer. Not only did we use it at the dealership, but I used it for a number of years before the Hondabrite came out. It works good as a spray cleaner polish. It is not a wax, nor is Hondabrite. But both work well. Seemed most Gold Wing riders also used Lemon Pledge before Hondabrite too. If anyone is picky, Gold Wing riders are.
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Old 12-05-2010, 09:35 PM   #9
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I have used Pledge under the hood of cars before. Helps shine it up and seems to help repel dust.
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Old 12-07-2010, 02:19 AM   #10
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My dad (MntShadow) has found Pledge to be really useful. Works great on windshields, and I've used it on my faceshield... gets it spotless!
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Old 12-11-2010, 09:25 AM   #11
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I use pledge on my windshield,works great.
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I don't know about using it to polish the bike itself. But the stuff works GREAT for cleaning plastics like your bike's windshield or your helmet visor. From what I have seen it is fairly common knowledge among motorcyclists, I am surprised some here didn't know about it.
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Lurch, I already do use it on my helmet visor, as well as my riding goggles and glasses. And I will use it on my windshield as well.
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Old 12-13-2010, 06:47 PM   #14
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One other benefit of Pledge on your bike- use it on your seat and it will waterproof the stitching, keeps rain and dew from getting into the foam.
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It does? I figured it would make the seat rather slippery though
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http://www.plexusplasticcleaner.com/plexus.html

Plexus ftw, at least on fairings. They charge crack prices for it but a can will last forever and can be used sparingly with great success. Make sure you use a microfiber cloth and it will take off almost anything from road grime to bugs/frogs that you hit.
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Old 12-17-2010, 05:38 PM   #17
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There was a bike washing thread this past summer. Lemon Pledge was mentioned in it many times.
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