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post #1 of 34 (permalink) Old 02-19-2011, 07:31 PM Thread Starter
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Furniture Polish??

My 550 XP EPS owners manual states: "POLARIS recommends the use of common household aerosol furniture polish for polishing the finish on your POLARIS vehicle." (aka Pledge)

I understand it when they say "Avoid the use of automotive products, some of which can scratch the finish of your vehicle."

Why could you use some on the non-abrasive silicon based automotive products or carnuba wax? Do they recommend Pledge because it's obviously non-abrasive and it repels dust?
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Yep, that is what they say. Some also use WD40 and Armour All.


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After I wash my machines, I use Silkolene Pro Prep or SC1. They are both silicone-based finishing sprays which make the plastics look shiny and new. I just ordered a batch of SC1 so I haven't had a chance to really put it to the test, but the Pro Prep attracts a lot of dust. I've also been told that Mop-N-Glo is a good acrylic shine preserver, but I can't get it to go on without looking like crap.

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I read that too and couldn't believe. Then I tried it today. Shit makes it look new. I might start trying pledge on other stuff now.

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SC1 is awesome brad! We use it all on all the machines in the dealership. Just be aware that you dont want to get it on your tires (atv's not a huge deal, motorcycles would be very bad though) and it will make your seat slippery if you spray it directly on.
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I use Liquid Gold, I have been using it on my levels for years.
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tire shine

i use tire shine on my black 850 ,after a good wash i spray tire shine on the plastics and then wipe off the access after 5 minites,the bike looks like new and it hides all the fine scatches
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My 550 XP EPS owners manual states: "POLARIS recommends the use of common household aerosol furniture polish for polishing the finish on your POLARIS vehicle." (aka Pledge)

I understand it when they say "Avoid the use of automotive products, some of which can scratch the finish of your vehicle."

Why could you use some on the non-abrasive silicon based automotive products or carnuba wax? Do they recommend Pledge because it's obviously non-abrasive and it repels dust?
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We use STP Son of a gun on our plastics after we wash them, has worked well for us the past 5 years.

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