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    Lemon Pledge...

    In my research, Lemon Pledge seems to be popular for cleaning bikes.

    Questions:
    1. Why use Lemon Pledge when cleaning your bike?

    2. Is it just a cleaner?

    3. Does it leave a waxy finish behind?

    4. Can a coat of wax be applied after it without there being any type of build up?

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    Lemon Pledge is a cleaner and wax....no need to apply wax over Pledge

    I use it because it's cheap and works great
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    It cleans while it shines. And most important, it's lemony fresh!

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    You seem to ask lots of questions about waxing. Just saying.....
    insert witty comment here

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    Quote Originally Posted by 2ndGen
    [B][I]In my research, Lemon Pledge seems to be popular for cleaning bikes.
    You're researching bike waxing? Either the word "research" has been significantly watered down without me noticing, or you're on a government grant.

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    My bike gets the store brand version, but in orange, because I have an orange bike. I am also quite careful to drink only orange beverages while riding.

    It's this sort of attention to detail that makes for a superior rider.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    Lemon Pledge is a cleaner and wax....no need to apply wax over Pledge

    I use it because it's cheap and works great
    Thanks.


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    Quote Originally Posted by wim
    You're researching bike waxing? Either the word "research" has been significantly watered down without me noticing, or you're on a government grant.
    Darned if I do, darned if I don't...just wanted to be ready for the inevitable a-hole post of "uh, why don't you try doing a search!"

    IOW, when I can't find any info readily available by a simple search, I post a question and get quicker answers.



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    Orange

    To XXL, the real question is, do you dye your hair orange??....

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    And it leaves your bike smelling lemony fresh...

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    I use it as a staple for cleaning my bikes. It's very easy to use, and shines nicely. Most of all it's fast. I like my bikes to be near spotless, but the less time I spend keeping them that way, the better. I don't use any other wax on my bikes for a couple of reasons. 1. I can't tell any difference when I've done it in the past. 2. My bike gets cleaned and cared for quite often so It doesn't need any extra protection a heavier was may (emphasis on may) provide.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Mr. Versatile
    I use it as a staple for cleaning my bikes. It's very easy to use, and shines nicely. Most of all it's fast. I like my bikes to be near spotless, but the less time I spend keeping them that way, the better. I don't use any other wax on my bikes for a couple of reasons. 1. I can't tell any difference when I've done it in the past. 2. My bike gets cleaned and cared for quite often so It doesn't need any extra protection a heavier was may (emphasis on may) provide.
    I'll definitely try the Pledge method first and see how it goes.


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    Original Pledge works great.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Big-foot
    It cleans while it shines. And most important, it's lemony fresh!

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    Quote Originally Posted by trener1
    To XXL, the real question is, do you dye your hair orange??....
    You have just inspired me to take my riding to the next level. I thank you.

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    It's great for aluminum, but it melts carbon - causing complete and total collapse at free-fall speeds. Nothing can survive that type of catastrophic failure unless you happen to be wearing a terrorist passport.

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    Oven cleaner....then rinse...easy peasy

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    Quote Originally Posted by Stu_the_weak
    Oven cleaner....then rinse...easy peasy
    Ouch. Some idiot may actually try that.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Blue CheeseHead
    Ouch. Some idiot may actually try that.
    A former neighbor used some on his aluminum car wheels - he'd heard it was a great cleaner. Yeah, if you want to clean off the finish as well...

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    So...to be clear...no sarcasm or joking...pledge will be fine for my carbon frame? I've never had a bike nice enough that I cared if it was clean or not beyond keeping the drivetrain clean and in good working order. I do have a nice bike now...so...just asking.

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    Quote Originally Posted by shockfinder
    So...to be clear...no sarcasm or joking...pledge will be fine for my carbon frame? I've never had a bike nice enough that I cared if it was clean or not beyond keeping the drivetrain clean and in good working order. I do have a nice bike now...so...just asking.

    Yes, all kidding aside, Pledge will work great on carbon
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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    Yes, all kidding aside, Pledge will work great on carbon
    Or will it????

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    Quote Originally Posted by Dave Hickey
    Yes, all kidding aside, Pledge will work great on REMOVING THE CLEAR COAT FROM carbon
    Fixed it for ya...

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    I have used PLEDGE on my CARBON 1992 TREK-5500 since I got it, with no problems. The Clear Coat is like new.
    John Lapoint / San Diego
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    Quote Originally Posted by MaddSkillz
    It's great for aluminum, but it melts carbon - causing complete and total collapse at free-fall speeds. Nothing can survive that type of catastrophic failure unless you happen to be wearing a terrorist passport.

    Oh no you didn't! lol.

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