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What (paint)care can I provide to a brand new car before driving off the dealership?

Honestly, doing anything on the lot is a waste of time at best and detrimental at worst. New cars don't come in packaging so the paint is rarely in "factory fresh" condition when you pick ...
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What (paint)care can I provide to a brand new car before driving off the dealership?

None. I keep cars for their life - until they don't run. I have never looked at one of the old cars and said "I sure wish I had waxed that car". Half a century ago the metal used in bodywork ...
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Are liquid car wax and car shampoo safe to use on motorcycle?

The short answer is Yes, they are safe to use. Indeed the Autoglym Motorcycle Care pack includes the exact same polishes as they include in the Car Care pack. Obviously with a motorcycle there are ...
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Wax between wheel centring and rim – is it necessary, and what wax to use?

While I'm sure there are other non-VW branded products that are similar, I believe they are referencing this product: VW Wax Spray
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Wax between wheel centring and rim – is it necessary, and what wax to use?

Yes, have seen in the past many alloy and steel wheels that corrode and become very difficult to remove. Even down to needing to use a large hammer to persuade the wheels to come off the hub. Once ...
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Can I wax these specific blue parts of my motorcycle?

Yes, those parts can certainly be waxed and it will help protect the finish. Be careful not to get the wax on the black textured pieces however. After it dries it will turn whitish and will mar the ...
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Removing wax from motorcycle plastic fairing

Hard to say for certain what will work without knowing what the substance actually is - washing up liquid is normally pretty good for stripping off most waxes, but as you say it's not done the trick ...
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Are liquid car wax and car shampoo safe to use on motorcycle?

Yes completely, I use either 3M or Motomax wax on my Duke 250 tank, headlamp housing, tank shrouds, and orange part of the frame. It takes a little effort but you will totally love the results. I also ...
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What are some ways to find out the wax you have done on your motorcycle/car is done properly?

There's two ways: By Touch: if you gently run a clean, dry finger tip along the paintwork before and after waxing you should feel a difference in friction - it should be appreciably reduced after the ...
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How long should car/bike liquid wax should be considered to be safe (on vehicle body) and effective to use?

I'm writing this answer based on my conversation with the product manufacturer itself and a few articles I read. During conversation, I cross questioned them to find out if it's true for this brand ...
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How long should car/bike liquid wax should be considered to be safe (on vehicle body) and effective to use?

Realistically, it is going to depend on the product itself, as every one is going to be different. They should remain good in their original container for quite some time. If you have any worries ...
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Can I wax these specific blue parts of my motorcycle?

You can use wax on parts highlighted with the Yellow arrow. Just don't use it on the unpainted plastic parts like the side panels of your bike. You can use dashboard polish for plastic parts like ...
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Washing a waxed car?

Yep to wash a waved car just use two bucket method and a gentle shampoo like Megs Hyperwash, avoid using anything with wax properties itself like "Wash and Wax" and it's ilk. Washing is normal and ...
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Should I put another coat of Meguiars cleaners wax on after I finish?

A second coat is of very limited benefit to be honest (and other waxes would struggle to adhere to the first coat in most cases) - It won't really look any different but may last slightly longer ...
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Removing wax from motorcycle plastic fairing

At the risk of sounding like a prank, I'm going to suggest something I've used many times to remove wax that was unintentionally applied to cast plastic parts on cars, which can suffer from similar ...
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