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Sidecar
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Super shine tip

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Post by Sidecar » Tue Aug 03, 2004 12:45 pm

I was told this by a custom painter which happens to be the person that painted my bike.
Do not use wax on your bike because it holds water beads. Use the following:
3M Perfect-It Hand Glaze Part# 05997 (quart container)
It gives it the wet look and sheens water. NO more water marks !!!! It will work on other hard smooth surfaces also. It'll last thru 3 to 4 washings and supposedly does a better job of protecting your paint than wax ??
I just bought a bottle, but I haven't tried it yet. I have seen the bikes he uses it on. That's why I bought it.



57Kicker
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by 57Kicker » Tue Aug 03, 2004 5:07 pm

Thanks for the tip...will it work on polished aluminum or chrome as well? And where can I find that stuff in Canada? Wall-mart, Canadian Tire or aouto supply stores I suppose.
Cheers!

Sidecar
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by Sidecar » Wed Aug 04, 2004 11:35 am

It should work on chrome but I'm not sure about the polished aluminum. I would try a test spot on the aluminum.
An auto supply store is the best place to get the stuff.
I looked at bikes that had this 3M stuff on it and they look wet. It's really interesting looking. If you held a yard stick against the paint you could very easily read all of the numbers in the reflection.

haggis
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by haggis » Wed Aug 04, 2004 5:54 pm

sounds like a winner to me sidecar..will try and track some down this weekend...nappa? VIP ? Haggis.

Sidecar
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by Sidecar » Wed Aug 04, 2004 8:12 pm

napa is probably your best bet.
you can order it from the net @ http://www.handsontools.com which is what I did. (I've been a little short of extra time recently) Excellent turn around time.
I read the label on the bottle. It's serious shit. I can see why they don't advertise the stuff.

panomania
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by panomania » Thu Aug 05, 2004 2:06 pm

ever tried lemon pledge? works great, smells good.

haggis
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by haggis » Thu Aug 05, 2004 8:54 pm

pano...
use it on my guitars too...sure beats the smell of old butts and spilt beer ;D Haggis

Sidecar
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by Sidecar » Sat Aug 07, 2004 1:07 pm

Tried the lemon pledge along time ago. It seemed to work well one time, but looked lousy after the 2nd or 3rd application. I gave up on it after that.

Billy
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by Billy » Sun Aug 08, 2004 5:54 am

Lots of waxes seal the paint & the glaze actually feeds the paint, giving that deep shine...

Sidecar
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by Sidecar » Sun Aug 08, 2004 5:08 pm

I've used this stuff a few times and it gives an impressive shine.
I get a lot of people asking me what I use. It looks like the paint is wet or looks like it has a coating of clear glass over the paint.
I have also used it on bike windshields. Does a great job there also !

Termite
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Re: Super shine tip

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Post by Termite » Mon Aug 09, 2004 3:08 pm

3M products rock. I've used their products for years on my 65 Pontiac GTO :) What to do first is apply 3M Finish Restorer on paint it will get rid of wax, swirls and the like. Run your fingers down the side and man what a difference. Then apply 2 coats of 3m Imperial Hand Glaze for the wet look.--- The reason i use these products is there is no build-up. With a show car and if you wax it will cause wax build-up and swirls and i end up waxing the wax :( A note my stuff stays in a garage so there is no need to wax 3M Glaze dosent protect you from the Sun

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