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Just a couple things ive done in the past that have helped keep the pred clean.

Spray pam on the underside of the fenders where mud tends to be concentrated.

Wax your pred, I use NuFinish.

Clean it after everytime you ride. Helps alot in the long run.

Have your pred clear coated. I know this option isnt for everyone, but a buddy of mine owns a paint shop. My stickers and paint look good as new.
 

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hmm,, clear would be a good idea i suppose, but to keep it on the plastic it would have to be mixed without a lot of harnder. lots of possible troubles with that, but it could be really cool too
 

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I wonder if you put the pam on it in the sun you could have fried predator fendors and get some drinks and have a BBQ. But those raptors might start chasing you to eat your fenders before you get to the BBQ. I can hear the Raptors now "Ummm, I smell some sweet Predator fender", "Fresh Meat".......LOL :)
 

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Have you ever been to dirt race track, when the cars pull on to the track the tire sidewall, tube frames & sheet metal look all glossey. You mix WD-40 & Babie Oil 50/50 mix in a hand sprayer. Most dirt tracks surfaces are clay & will pull paint off sheet metal. When the mix is appiled lightly before a race you can rinse off mud with garden hose and clean with mild soap & water. I have used this on my quads all the time. When I unload my bike at riding area I give a quick lite spray, sure makes clean up alot easier & tires look great.
 

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Why do people keep making such huge productions out of this topic!? Spray on the Jungle Jake (same as Simple Green, but only $5/gal). Let it sit for 5 min., hit it with your $80 Menards pressure washer. Blow it dry. Spray Tri-flow on your steering pivots and chain. Grease the zerks. Wipe on some 3M marine vinyl protectant (Walmart for $7). Let it sit for 20 min....then you're done. No fuss, no muss!
 

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Okay, I have yet to handwash my pred. It looks a little rough, I might say. I'm cleaning it today, changing the oil, and cleaning the chain. I know for the chain I'm supposed to use a non abrasive detergent. Dawn Dish Soap was recommended for O-ring chains and then apply the lube afterwords. I use BlackLabel Chain Lube. 7 bones a can. As far as the plastics. Don't I want to watch what I use because of the stickers? Like Simple Green can't be good for those Stickers. Or does it not hurt it? Should I use NU-Finish or Honda Gloss? Or something else. Help
 

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Pressure washing is a BIG no, no. All you do when you pressure wash is blow all the grit you're trying to wash off into the seals even farther. I know alot of people stop by the local car wash after a long ride and say the hell with it but, all you're doing is killing your quad. Put aside an hour after riding to take care of your baby. Do her good and she'll do you good! PWPred has a good point, we used to do that with our dirt track Racing Karts, works flawless. And the best way to get that baked on mud stain off your hoses and motor is Foaming shaving cream. Besides that, a bucket of water, a little caranuba car wash soap, and a splash of purplepower, wash mitt, and a low pressure garden hose.
 
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