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I just bought my Mean Streak and was wondering what the best way was to go about protecting the flat black paint. I figured waxing probably isnt a good idea.
 

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I just bought my Mean Streak and was wondering what the best way was to go about protecting the flat black paint. I figured waxing probably isnt a good idea.
Oh, you got the flat black one? Interesting question. I would just use a good car wash type soap, but I don't have a clue if there is something to put on the flat coat to protect it from UV. I'm sure someone on here will have the answer though.
 

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Yeah..... I would wax it no matter what. I use the Turtle Wax Ice liquid clay bar and the Ice Liquid Polish. I wash with Turtle Wax Ice Car Wash. The liquid wax is awesome. It leaves no white residue and is extremely easy to apply.

The kid that washes/waxes the bikes at the local Kawi dealer asked me what I used on my bike, cause he can't get the same luster on the floor model.
 

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It's a flat clear over the standard ebony paint (as one member found out when he removed the "Special Edition" decal on the tank).

Wax it as you would any vehicle. It will kill SOME of the "flatness", but it does look sharp and doesn't go full gloss on you.
 

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Try ReJex. (RejeX®: So Slick, Bugs Can't Stick!)

I use this on my Porsches and it is by far the best. It's a 'Polymer' and not a wax. In the deep south, we have 'Love Bugs'...even they don't stick. An application lasts about 3 months...no matter how dirty, just hose off the bike or car and you are good to go.
Also good on windshields and wheels (on wheels - brake dust will hose right off, too!)

The best part - it is so easy to use. Wipe on and let dry to a haze, and then wipe off...no buffing required.

(I know - this sounds like a commercial - I have no affiliation, just have been VERY pleased with this. MANY of us on the Porsche forums - including some of the concours folks - swear by ReJex!)
 

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I use that on all my Porsche's, Ferrari's, and my Aston Martin. However, my butler/chauffeur Charles will only use carnuba on the Rolls. He says nothing but pure wax for the baby he drives. It's nice to have servants who take pride in their work.
 
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