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    Help with wax!!

    Hi Everyone,
    I am picking up my new RS Saturday, the paint is flat or matt. What kind of wax should I use I read online and it said don't use regular wax or it will fill the pours of the paint and it will be shiny within time. Any experience or input would be great, thanks

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    FUKENGRUVEN SURVIVOR akbeemer's Avatar
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    This is very informative article on the subject:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.autom...nt-161429/amp/
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    I have the matte finish on my bike and just use "Original Bike Spirits Spray Cleaner and Polish". Spray it on, wipe it off, and it cleans, polishes, and protects the finish. I use it just about every time I get back from a ride and can clean the bugs off the bike in about 5 minutes. I bought it at the local BMW dealer but there are a couple of different brands of spray cleaner and polish that work just as well. The dealer might have some suggestions as well. Good luck with the new bike!

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    Quote Originally Posted by shawn1260 View Post
    Hi Everyone,
    I am picking up my new RS Saturday, the paint is flat or matt. What kind of wax should I use
    I have the blue RS which is gloss paint but the pannier lids are matte paint.
    Most of the time on the pannier lids I use Original Bike Spirits mentioned above.
    Quick Detailer sprays like Meguiar's and Eagle One seem to work also.

    Here's a Amazon link for Original Bike Spirits
    https://smile.amazon.com/Original-Sp...ner+and+polish

    Did you buy a Grey 2017?

    Congrats on the new RS
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    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    Quote Originally Posted by akbeemer View Post
    This is very informative article on the subject:

    https://www.google.com/amp/www.autom...nt-161429/amp/
    Thanks
    Lee
    2016 R1200RS
    MOA # 30878
    Past BMW Bikes: 2011 K1300S, 2003 K1200RS, 1991 K75S, 1987 K75T, 1984 R100RT

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    You definitely do not want to put any kind of wax on your matte paint. I have a Calisto grey matalic matte finish in my 2015 R1200RT and used Chemical guys products for protection intil I found this. It works on any surface and is very cool how I can ride right thru the rain for entire day and the bike still looks clean except for the chrome exhaust
    https://topcoat.store/

    It's expensive but I bought a small bottle about 8 months ago and still have some left. Real easy on and buff off

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    Thank you everyone I thought I would ask so I know what not to do. I pick it up tomorrow it is a new 2016 left over in silver/gray / black in color.

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    Caring for Matte Finishes

    Here's a link to an article on caring for matte paint finishes. It's directed for cars, but most will apply to bikes, too. https://www.autoevolution.com/news/h...sh-114393.html

    Enjoy your new ride!
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    Quote Originally Posted by reg26 View Post
    You definitely do not want to put any kind of wax on your matte paint. I have a Calisto grey matalic matte finish in my 2015 R1200RT and used Chemical guys products for protection intil I found this. It works on any surface and is very cool how I can ride right thru the rain for entire day and the bike still looks clean except for the chrome exhaust
    https://topcoat.store/

    It's expensive but I bought a small bottle about 8 months ago and still have some left. Real easy on and buff off
    +1 on Topcoat. It is an excellent product, I use it on matte finishes all the time.
    2016 R1200RTW 2014 DRZ400S 2013 FJR1300A

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bob_h View Post
    I have the matte finish on my bike and just use "Original Bike Spirits Spray Cleaner and Polish". Spray it on, wipe it off, and it cleans, polishes, and protects the finish. I use it just about every time I get back from a ride and can clean the bugs off the bike in about 5 minutes. I bought it at the local BMW dealer but there are a couple of different brands of spray cleaner and polish that work just as well. The dealer might have some suggestions as well. Good luck with the new bike!
    +1 for Original Bike Spirits !!

    I am as anal and OCD as they come and Original Bike Spirits is all I use! Owned a 2002 GS in Graphitan Metallic which was a matte finish and used OBS on it and it looked new when it was sold in 2016.
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