Believe it or not, there are right and wrong techniques to wash your motorcycle.
Questions you need to ask before you start washing your motorcycle
- How much time are you willing to put into washing it?
- What type of paint was used on your motorcycle?
- What’s the age and condition of your bike?
All of these are important questions that will help you to choose the right cleaning products and use correct techniques for your motorcycle.
5 steps to achieving a perfectly washed motorcycle
If you want to have a nice clean finish, there are five steps you should follow:
- Avoid washing your motorcycle when the engine is hot, wait for it to cool down.
- If possible, select a shaded spot to wash your bike, as contaminants are easier to wash off a cool motorcycle.
- When it comes to the products you use, make sure you have a pH level between six and eight, as this will make sure there is no damage to your paint.
- If you see any scuff marks on the paint, use a polishing soap that is reputable to take them off. Remember, you’ll need a polish that is designed for a modern paint finish. Using a polish for a matte finish will cause damage to your motorcycle's paint.
- Waxing your motorcycle leaves a UV barrier protection for your paint. To get the best benefits from using wax, ensure you apply it regularly.