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Better Than a Scooter Wash

April 16, 2013

How much do you spend at the scooter wash each year? Here in the Northeast where road salt eats scooter finishes for breakfast, it's not unusual to spend $50 or more a month protecting your scooter from damage. Why throw money down the drain at the local scooter wash when you can do it yourself at home - and get the satisfaction of a job well done.

The Right Tools make all the difference. A pressure washer is one of those pieces of equipment that will pay for itself in just a few months. Not only can you use it to power your scooter clean, you'll find that it does a great job of cleaning your siding, brightening wood decks and just about any other power cleaning job there is. Use the right detergent - one that has been approved for use in your pressure washer. Dishwashing liquid or laundry detergent isn't made for your scooter. The harsh solvents will ruin the finish - and won't even get at most of the road dirt.

Apply the detergent starting from the bottom, using smooth strokes. Now go get yourself a cold drink while you give the washing solution time to work. Ten minutes or so is just right. Use a rotating brush instead of rags or sponges. Less elbow grease needed - and even better, 50cc chinese scooter parts, less chance of damage to your scooter. The soft bristles of the brush are made not to scratch your finish.

Rinse using high pressure. Here's where technique pays off. Remember that water at high pressure CAN damage your scooter, and be sure to stand a few feet away and angle the spray to glance over the surface rather than pounding into it. scooterefully dry your scooter, using soft, absorbent terry cloth. You can buy scooter wash cloths from a store that sells auto detailing supplies or scooter cleaning supplies. Chamois or terry is the best, say most experts. There's no lint and no chance of scratching the scooter's finish instead of cleaning it.

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