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Old 04-14-2014, 07:05 AM   #1
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Replacement for Honda Polish spray?

My last can of Honda Polish has run dry. I really like it for keeping my helmets and bike clean....especially bugs on headlights, windscreens, etc. And it smells nice!


What is a comparable replacement? S1000? Plexus? Suggestions please.
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:07 AM   #2
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:08 AM   #3
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i've been using cheap off name furniture polish on my RT since owning in 09. no scratches on windshield or helmet visor either.... been working for me
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Old 04-14-2014, 07:14 AM   #4
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I had to run into Lowe's Home Improvement yesterday for a few things, and was looking at their aisle of cleaners, waxes, and other household stuff, even a little automotive stuff in there. All I found was household furniture polish. I almost bought a can, but figured my wife probably has some at home I could sample if needed. My primary concern is are they safe for helmet shields. I HATE dirty shields and windscreens!
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:16 AM   #5
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Pledge works fine but why not just order more? Are you looking for an alternative just for something different or think that it's not available any longer (it wasn't for awhile years ago)?

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ner-%26-Polish

Also, this is the original formula that Honda used to sell as I understand it, I've used this stuff too with the same results -->

http://www.originalbikespirits.com/p...leaner-polish/

My local bike shop carries it too.
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:35 AM   #6
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I picked up a can of Motul shine and go cleaner. It works well. Has a bit more shine than the Honda stuff.. I use it in between washings especially before I put on a tank bag. Yes I admit that I wash my bike. :)

http://www.motorcycle-superstore.com...ner-protectant
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Old 04-14-2014, 08:43 AM   #7
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I'm really liking S100 as a general cleaner. Much cheaper on Amazon, and if you buy the gallon refill. Pretty amazed that the 'spray on, rinse off' claim is actually true.

For plastics, Plexus, though the price of this stuff is going through the roof.
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Old 04-14-2014, 09:10 AM   #8
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First, Hydrogen Peroxide and a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle to remove bugs, from shield, headlight, everywhere, amazing
Second, Turtle Wax ICE wax spray
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:15 AM   #9
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First, Hydrogen Peroxide and a few drops of dish soap in a spray bottle to remove bugs, from shield, headlight, everywhere, amazing
Any negative results from the Hydrogen Peroxide on plastics, paint, etc..??
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:22 AM   #10
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Pledge works fine but why not just order more? Are you looking for an alternative just for something different or think that it's not available any longer (it wasn't for awhile years ago)?

http://www.rockymountainatvmc.com/p/...ner-%26-Polish

Also, this is the original formula that Honda used to sell as I understand it, I've used this stuff too with the same results -->

http://www.originalbikespirits.com/p...leaner-polish/

My local bike shop carries it too.
Haven't seen the Honda polish in stores in a long time. Maybe I need to look again.
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Old 04-14-2014, 10:37 AM   #11
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I believe Honda car dealers still have it.
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Any negative results from the Hydrogen Peroxide on plastics, paint, etc..??
Hydrogen Peroxide is sold at 1 to 3 %...97% water, never had ANY reaction using it on ANY surface.
$0.88 for a quart at WallyWorld, take a chance, give it a try
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Old 04-14-2014, 01:20 PM   #13
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My local Honda dealer caries this…

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Old 04-14-2014, 03:23 PM   #14
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The "Original" in the pink can is the exact same stuff. Honda just didn't want their name on it anymore. :)
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That's the stuff alright
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