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Has anyone tried this? If not give it a try. I got some this past summer and it is the best thing I have found for polishing chrome. It's fast and easy which is great for me because I hate cleaning. You just wet the sponge, rub it around on top of the soap and wipe it on the chrome. You can either buff it off or hose it off. Either way you'll be surprised. The chrome on my bike didn't look as good when it was new. It makes polishing as easy as just washing. Here's the link. http://www.s100.com/s100_fr.htm
 

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Has anyone tried this? If not give it a try. I got some this past summer and it is the best thing I have found for polishing chrome. It's fast and easy which is great for me because I hate cleaning. You just wet the sponge, rub it around on top of the soap and wipe it on the chrome. You can either buff it off or hose it off. Either way you'll be surprised. The chrome on my bike didn't look as good when it was new. It makes polishing as easy as just washing. Here's the link. http://www.s100.com/s100_fr.htm
Yes , it's good stuff...And do not wax the chrome, chrome needs to "breath"..all you need to do is keep it clean.

From the Zymol website....
Chrome is plated over many substrates. Many years ago brass was the common foundation for chrome. Then the economy-box era ushered in chrome over steel. Today chrome over plastic (metalised plastic) is the common fare. The care requirements have not changed. Chrome is porous and needs oxygen to retain its silver bright appearance. When we 'think' chrome is pitting it is actually pulling away from its substrate.


DO NOT POLISH CHROME UNLESS IT IS YOUR VOCATION. CHROME IS EASILY DAMAGED BY ABRASIVES AND AMMONIATED SOLVENTS.

DO NOT WAX CHROME. WAX WILL TRAP MOISTURE IN THE POROUS CHROME SURFACE AND CAUSE THE SUBSTRATE TO CORRODE.
 

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I used it a couple of times.
You really have to rinse the bike well after using it.Any residue leaves alot of spots that are hard to get off.
 

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Great product. Make sure you wax the clean chrome because the S100 soap leaves the finish unprotected.
OK, how about this for the "don't wax your chrome school of thought"

You can use a polymer (like Zaino) on chrome because it still allows the chrome to remain porous and thus breathe properly.
 

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Polish after use of S100 soap

How does everyone polish all the areas between and on the spokes? I've yet to find a good (aka, easy) way. Is there any spray-on, leave-on wax that works? Maybe my question should just be -- how do you clean spoked/laced wheels if a wax is not to be applied to the chrome? Thanks.
 

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How does everyone polish all the areas between and on the spokes? I've yet to find a good (aka, easy) way. Is there any spray-on, leave-on wax that works? Maybe my question should just be -- how do you clean spoked/laced wheels if a wax is not to be applied to the chrome? Thanks.
Use something like this each time you wash your bike:

http://carpolishes.safeshopper.com/38/128.htm?344
 

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paulbeebe said:
How does everyone polish all the areas between and on the spokes? I've yet to find a good (aka, easy) way. Is there any spray-on, leave-on wax that works? Maybe my question should just be -- how do you clean spoked/laced wheels if a wax is not to be applied to the chrome? Thanks.
http://www.lusterlace.com/

Click on Polishes, then scroll down to the strips........

Luster Lace Polishing Strips is the only patented metal polish on the market today. It has been designed to clean tubular objects fast and easy in one motion. The polish is in the cloth, so just wrap lace twice around item to be polished and move your hands back and forth. -Recommended by Motorcycle Consumer News and Classic Auto Restorer.
 

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Dealership I usually frequent uses rubbing alcohol on the chrome. Seems to work okay. I've found aerosol commercial duty glass cleaner works best as anything. My pipes have somewhat dimmed and yellowed from wax combined with heat. They still look good but not as new. Actually the entire bike has taken on a nicely burnished in patina if you will. Everything on the bike has a smoother appearance than new, if you follow. Tangent over!
Edit: So far as polishing the spokes of your factory laced wheels, take heed. The spokes are cadmium plated and don't take kindly to polishing. It will remove the thin cad plate and be prone to rust but not before first turning a dull, dark gray cast. Just use a spoke brush, your fav. scooter douche and water.
 
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