No matter when and how long ago you bought your motorcycle you can always make it look shiner similar to the one which is displayed in the showroom. Yes, it is possible to get back the same shine of the motorcycle by making some efforts. Basically, there are two ways to get back the shine of your motorcycle – one is to hire a professional cleaner, secondly doing it yourself. If you choose to hire a professional, you will have to pay a lot of money for getting the same showroom-based shine. However, if you chose to do it yourself you will not only get the shine back but will save your money as well.
Cleaning the motorcycle at home calls for certain precautions and steps. Here is a step-by-step guide to clean a motorcycle for getting a showroom like shine –
Step 1: Prepare the motorcycle for some washing. Place it on paddock stand so you get the ultimate hold on the bike to move its steering and to reach tough areas. Now with those thoroughly wash the bike off any dirt or stain. Use a high-pressure spray nozzle if the stains are tough to clean. Make sure the bike is cool and not hot. If you have come from a long ride, let your bike cool down before washing it.
Step 2: Grease the chain or bearing to prevent water getting in the links. This is a crucial step as water caught in the links can cause a problem later on.
Step 3: Make soapy water or use a cleaning agent to spray on the motorcycle. Don’t afraid to be a little harsh on the tough stain. However, be gentle on screen, switchgear, and tank. The front engine needs most of the cleaning. So don’t shy away from spraying cleaning agent on the engine tank.
Step 4: Gently rub the body of the motorcycle with a sponge to remove stain to prevent any scratch. Start from the top of the body and gradually move downwards.
Step 5: Use a pressure washer to clean off all the soap and cleaning agent from the motorcycle.
Step 6: Take off the motorcycle from the paddock stand and lean it to your side to drain out water from it. Do it on both sides of the bike to dry the bike quickly. Once you have dripped the excess of water from the bike, quickly dry the bike before moving on to the next step.
Step 7: Radiators, cylinder head are some of the parts of the motorcycle that are difficult to reach at the time of cleaning. Therefore you should take some cleaning agent and target those parts that are difficult to reach.
Step 8: Add some motorcycle shampoo to a bucket of warm water. Soak a sponge in it and clean the areas that are difficult to reach. If you want, you can clean the entire body of the motorcycle with the solution but remember not to hit delicate parts such as the battery, spark plug etc. Rinse the body with cold water.
Step 9: Let the bike dry and once all dried up apply grease to areas like pivots and fastener threads.
Step 10: Look for anything that needs touch up like the grave, small scratches and more. Fix them by applying desired solutions such as scratch removal creams.
Step 11: The last step is about polishing the motorcycle. This step is as important as cleaning off the dirt. Polish will add ultimate shine to your motorcycle.
Following the aforementioned steps, you can give your old motorcycle a new appeal. Proper washing and treatment can give your bike a showroom look. Therefore, the next time when you plan to clean the motorcycle the above points can help you a lot.