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Matte paint cleaner?

This is the 1st matte finish bike that I have own. Not sure what is ok to use.

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I believe owners manuals says mild soap & water

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I use Honda Polish and Spray Cleaner between washes. Excellent for removing bugs as well. I recently used it to remove the coating of love bug goo from my LT and helmet:




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Stop by your local Harley dealer - they have an excellent spray -n- wipe detailer for matte finishes.

Best thing for the bugs - Hydrogen peroxide in a quart bottle from the Dollar store - put into a cheap little spray bottle. Spray liberally. Experiment with wait times. Fresh bugs = less wait time. We've been using it for over 20 years and not found any detrimental effects. The foaming-up part is a bit gross, but somehow strangely satisfying.....................

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Best thing for the bugs - Hydrogen peroxide...

I used peroxide to clean the love bugs out of my radiator. They were crammed in the fins so deep it took 3 or 4 spray treatments. Worked like a charm.

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This is the 1st matte finish bike that I have own. Not sure what is ok to use.

THANKS Paul
Now that we have all got to think about the goo of peroxide flushed bugs, how about the original question? Not sure if I would call it a cleaner, but the guy before me used PLEDGE and I have kept doing the same with good effect and protection.

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Now that we have all got to think about the goo of peroxide flushed bugs, how about the original question?
I answered the OP in the first sentence of my post:

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I use Honda Polish and Spray Cleaner between washes.

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Best. Picture. Ever. !!!

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Now that we have all got to think about the goo of peroxide flushed bugs, how about the original question? Not sure if I would call it a cleaner, but the guy before me used PLEDGE and I have kept doing the same with good effect and protection.
I've been using the "No-Name" lemon pledge to clean my windshields and visors for years, then (about 4 or 5 years back) tried it as 'wax' for my Vs. Works GREAT, and on the 'matt' black bits, does a FINE job at restoring their "blackness", so I can suggest you try it on your matt-finish paint.

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