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Classic bike cleaning kit?

Discussion in 'Biker's Cafe' started by duffers20, 30 May 2010.

  1. duffers20

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Aug 2005

    Posts: 160

    Hi there,

    I don't usually post in this section as I'm not a motorbiker myself!

    The reason for the post is to find out if you bikers can recommend a cleaning kit I can buy for a gift for my dad who has recently bought a Norton Dominator 650 (almost identical to this one: http://motorbike-search-engine.co.uk/classic_bikes/650SS-DOMINATOR.jpg)

    I know you get cleaning kits for cars from companies like Auto Glym and wondered if such things exist for bikes, specifically older bikes like the one my dad has just bought.

    The bike is currently in great condition and I know my dad would it to stay like that which is why I'd like to get him something like this.

    Any suggestions are welcome!

    Thanks in advance,

    James
     
  2. Flukester

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Nov 2007

    Posts: 4,402

    Location: Christchurch UK

    I've seen the autoglym kit, it's ok but most of it useless..

    How about a gallon can of WD40 ?, will keep it shiny, protected and looking mint if wiped over every week.
     
  3. cdcopyman

    Hitman

    Joined: 19 Oct 2002

    Posts: 944

    i wash and polish with auto glym stuff , then just ac90 all metal parts , frame..ect
     
  4. Flukester

    Man of Honour

    Joined: 1 Nov 2007

    Posts: 4,402

    Location: Christchurch UK

    ac90 ?, whats that.... acf50 would be a good gift, a couple of cans as it's quite spendy
     
  5. Bigsy

    Mobster

    Joined: 17 Oct 2002

    Posts: 4,308

    Location: Bristol

    Agree with the WD40, I buy it by the 5 liter and its the only thing I really use to clean my bike bar a citrus degreaser for the bits I don't want WD40 on.

    It would make a really crap present though :D
     
  6. ElvisFan

    Mobster

    Joined: 4 Jan 2004

    Posts: 4,102

    Location: Sheffield, England

    Several tubes of Solvol Autosol.
     
  7. helpimcrap

    Capodecina

    Joined: 13 Jan 2004

    Posts: 12,551

    Location: Leicestershire

    Autoglym is god for polish. Autosol works best on the bare metal bits (without a laquer on them otherwise you'lll destroy the finish!).
     
  8. duffers20

    Gangster

    Joined: 11 Aug 2005

    Posts: 160

    Hi guys,

    Thanks for all the suggestions. The gift is for fathers day so I've got a little time to look into all your suggestions.

    Thanks again!

    James
     
  9. VFR_KID

    Mobster

    Joined: 3 Jul 2008

    Posts: 3,250

    Location: Fife way up in Scotland


    AWWW Sacre blu I forgot that this was this month.