What's best for Polishng Puch, Moby, Garelli factory paint?

A friend of mine turned me on to spraying down my moped with WD40. It makes the paint look pretty good. I never had a negative result. Some of these mopeds have phenomenal and high quality paint jobs that rival car manufactures. Is there a certain product or compound that really takes the paint to the next level? What do you guys use?

Re: What's best for Polishng Puch, Moby, Garelli factory paint?

Mother’s rubbing compound and carnauba wax. Motobecane & Vespa have great quality paint.

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I use polishing compound.on bad places then use TR3 thats been my favorite for years

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I used mother's on my puch, shined it up pretty well.

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Downhill Harvey (OFMC) /

Wd40, NOT. Rubbing compound is for extreme oxidation, too much, and you'll be down to the primer.

Polish is polish. Polish works on everything, except rubber. My phrase is,

Polish, polish, polish, wax, wax, wax.

Polish it 3 times, and wax it 3 times, and you'll be blown away.

btw wax is great for everything, except rubber, too.

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Pushrod Fifty /

Someone told me about claybar to clean stains and road tar from his car as a pre-wax cleaning, I've never seen it but he said it did an amazing job of breaking down heavy highway oils and tar. Must be an Amazon thing.

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> Pushrod Fifty Wrote:

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> Someone told me about claybar to clean stains and road tar from his car

> as a pre-wax cleaning, I've never seen it but he said it did an amazing

> job of breaking down heavy highway oils and tar. Must be an Amazon

> thing.

Claybars have been a thing since just after they invented dirt . ;)

Re: What's best for Polishng Puch, Moby, Garelli factory paint?

The clay actually conforms to the surface, and "shears" off the bad stuffs. Works great for little bits of baked on belt rubber.

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> Pushrod Fifty Wrote:

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> Someone told me about claybar to clean stains and road tar from his car

> as a pre-wax cleaning, I've never seen it but he said it did an amazing

> job of breaking down heavy highway oils and tar. Must be an Amazon

> thing.

I have known about claying for years, but only just done it myself. I bought a 'new to me' white van and it was covered in these little fine hairs of metal that had oxidised and stuck to the paintwork. I tried washing it, but no dice. I went to the local car store and they had a Meguires kit, with clay bar and a liquid spray 'lubricant'. You make sure the bodywork is clean and dry, spray on the lube and then go over with the clay bar. I was amazed at how much stuff came off and on to the bar. Then you just fold the bar in on itself when it gets dirty, because it's like playdoh and carry on. It left the body panels as smooth as silk and then you use a polish and then a wax to seal. I was thoroughly impressed at the result.

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> P D Wrote:

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> > Pushrod Fifty Wrote:

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> > Someone told me about claybar to clean stains and road tar from his

> car

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> > as a pre-wax cleaning, I've never seen it but he said it did an

> amazing

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> > job of breaking down heavy highway oils and tar. Must be an Amazon

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> > thing.

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> Claybars have been a thing since just after they invented dirt . ;)

^ Yep, works quite well if you have the patience for it.

Re: What's best for Polishng Puch, Moby, Garelli factory paint?

Maxima SC1

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