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Hello star riders!

I've just swapped a bike with almost no chrome (Honda Hornet) for Yam's gorgeous 950 v-twin. Here's the only thing worrying me -

How do I keep all that chrome in good shape given:

1) I ride all year in a rainy country
2) I don't get time to clean/polish my bike as my weekends are already busy!

The dealer I bought the bike from says I can spray some clever product all over the bike which will protect it, and then I can hose off the crap in Spring with water.

Does anyone have any good tips/products for maintaining chrome without spending each weekend cleaning and polishing?

I'd like to think this beautiful bike will look good in ten years time, but given my past history of bike maintenance, I'm wondering what the odds are.

Any help much appreciated!
 

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Ditto on the Johnsons Lemon Pledge. I have used it on chrome and plastic, works well. Good for cleaning plastic windshields etc without scratching. I don't think it holds well in water.

I have been using a cleaner polish in an aerosol can by Honda. As the name Honda cleaner polish implies it contains wax and cleaners. Spray it on and wipe it off. I use it for cleaning bugs off the windshield, or a quick clean up of the whole bike including wheels. Lots of chrome on my Stratoliner S. It is a very thin coat of wax but its there.
I'm sure other brands of the same thing are around and just as good. I pay around six bucks a can. I see a line of products called "Bike Bright." They claim a spray on cleaner "Spray and Wash." that leaves a corrosion inhibitor behind. I see it on shadetreepowersports.com.
Here is a magazine review of the Honda cleaner polish.

http://www.roadcarvin.com/gifts/pro-honda-cleaner-polish
Dave
 

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OK, thanks I'll try that, although I thought you were joking at first, who'd have thought of Lemon Pledge! Half an hour after the bike arrove, I covered it in ScottOil's FS365 (and the brake discs, not good) hoping this will also keep corrosion at bay
 

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Great product from Missouri

There is a product that is manufactured in St. Charles Missouri called Thunderbolt. This stuff is amazing!!!! We were out riding one day and the co-owner of the company was at a bar-grill where we stopped in. He gave us a demo on our bikes, it cleans everything and is very easy to use. I use it on my whole bike, including the leather and the windshield. Its about $20/bottle, but it lasts a long time, a little goes a long way.
 
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