View Full Version : Brand New Red Goldwing

01-17-2013, 10:25 AM
Hey Guys -

First post here and am looking for help / suggestions. Just got a Red 2012 Goldwing and it will be parked in the garage until spring. I want to take the time to protect it now and have done so with "The Original Spray Clearer Bike Spirits". I kow this dosn't last long so what do you suggest?

I want to keep the shine and protect the paint which is amazing.


01-17-2013, 11:39 AM
I would go with a coating before it gets swirled up. Would make it easier to de-bug and clean after a road trip.Maybe Opti-Coat or one of the other permanent or semi-permanent coatings would do.

01-17-2013, 12:09 PM
Welcome! Some one with more smarts than me will chime in, but I would reccomend a good sealant followed by a sacrificial carnuba wax.

01-17-2013, 01:00 PM
Thanks for the replys.. I should add that I am a novice with sealents and about the craziest thing I have done is Clay bar followed by some off the shelf waxes from wally world. Looked at Opti-Coat and it scares me because the opportunity to screw it up seems huge for a novice.

01-17-2013, 02:18 PM
Many of the Gold Wing "old-timers" (EX: My Father-in-law) swear by:
Pledge, The Original Spray Cleaner Polish, and Novus/Plexus...

I say:
Give S100 products a try.
Along with Simichrome for the bright-work.
Novus/Plexus is fine for 'plastics'...IMO.