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Gas Man
03-11-2009, 10:29 PM
A big dog guy posted this...


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I was wondering if any of you guys use lemon pledge? Someone told me to google, lemon pledge motorcycle a while back. Well I did, and I tried it and have been using it ever since on both my BD and HD. I was reluctant at first but have been using it ever since. It works great on everything. Paint, chrome, leather, windshields and just about everything.

I have been using it on my cars also, its great on the interior. Dash, leather seats, even the plastic in front of the speedometer which is usually difficult to clean. Its way cheaper than armor all, lasts longer, doesn't attract dust. The plastic headlight covers that yellow...........put pledge on them after you wash the vehicle it prevents the yellowing. I turned one of my friends onto it (he is obnoxiously anal about his truck) and now he won't use anything else!

I always travel with a can now and had a can in Daytona Beach when one of my friends unloaded his filthy bike from the trailer. I told him that I didn't want to offend him but his bike was filthy. Sprayed the entire (black) bike with lemon pledge and wiped it down. It looked beautiful and he couldn't believe it!

I read that the only draw back is that it attracts bee's in the summer. Haven't seen that personally. Seriously, give it a try!


safe on chrome and paint, lol! The first time I used it on the paint I was worried that I would have it looking like it was stripped for a paint job! The way it was explained to me was this: what do you use pledge on...good furniture, wood that is lacquered. Well our bikes aren't wood but they are lacquered! Works great dude, promise!!

I think I'm going to try it.

Bob
03-11-2009, 10:39 PM
Careful when you try it man. Pledge is one of those things old school cheap asses and hill billy mechanics use because they think it's "neat". Like the dudes that are still using old tins of Turtle Wax. The reason it look alright on paint is because of the oils in it. It's not going to do much in the area of protection. As far as using on dashes and interiors. Unless it specifically says vinyl or leather I'd stay away. It do more long term damage. If it was good for all of that they'd tell the customer and sell more of it. As for suing it headlights and paint on a vehicle that will see rain, it'll be off after the first drop.

Just remember these warnings if you go to try it.

Gas Man
03-11-2009, 10:52 PM
Oh boy... I have to heed the warnings from the detailing master...

Bob
03-11-2009, 10:56 PM
Oh boy... I have to heed the warnings from the detailing master...
LOL
Ok, I just did some research on a few professional detailing sites. It appears using Pledge is an old school thing from back in the 60's and 70's. The guys used it to shine their vehicles. Don't expect any protection from it or for it to last long. They said they started doing it for a quick shine because the old waxes where so hard to remove and required you wait forever for them to dry. With today's waxes and sealants they'll come off just as easy as they go on, add protection and shine and you won't need to reapply them every 2 days.

So that's what I was able to find. Looks like a lot of HD guys still do this but a lot of them are old timers. LOL

detdrbuzzard
03-12-2009, 06:30 AM
usually when i stor my bikes for winter i put cardboard under the bike then spray it down with lemon pledge, the wholebike top to bottom. the cardboard catches the condensation from the floor and the pledge catches dust and dirt in the air, keeps the chrome and painted parts from rusting. it washes off the seat without leaving that greasy feel with just soap and water. i've been doing that since the early eightys

B-Kinger
03-12-2009, 09:57 AM
I've only used it to clean my windshields and fairings on past bikes. Removed bug guts and roadgrime nicely. Now I use babywipes, ha ha. They work awesome, and you don't have to wash your hands! Great on helmets, too. They even take brakedust off your painted rims.