Cycle Detailing

Complete Cycle Detailing Instructions Using Finish First® Products

Step 1.  Wash Motorcycle with Finish First® Cycle Spray + Wash™

  1. Make sure cycle is cool to the touch.
  2. DO NOT use on Lexan or Plexiglas; if over spray occurs immediately wipe surface clean with a wet towel.
  3. Wet entire cycle; spray Cycle Spray & Wash™ on paint, aluminum, rims & tires. On heavily soiled areas use a cloth or wash mitt to facilitate the removal of stubborn elements
  4. Allow product to work for approximately 2 – 3 minutes.
  5. Spray the entire cycle with fresh water to reveal a sparkling clean, residue free surface. Tip:  DO NOT allow product to dry completely to surface.
  6. We recommend drying your cycle with compressed air or chamois.
  7. For maximum protection and shine use Finish First® Cycle Finish™!

Step 2.  Detail Engine Block & Hoses with Finish First® Engine Enhancer

  1. Let Engine Cool!
  2. Clean surface to be treated if heavily soiled or stained; we recommend using Finish First® MPC 421™ (Multi-Purpose Cleaner) or Cycle Spray & Wash™.
  3. SHAKE WELL. Spray liberally over entire engine block including hoses. Note: Do not worry about overspray on clear/powder coat or chrome. The product will not stain and wipes off with ease; we recommend using Finish Fast™.
  4. Allow Engine Enhancer to dry completely and DO NOT wipe product from engine block or hoses.
  5. After riding, re-apply Engine Enhancer after washing with for added luster and protection.

Step 3.  Prep Cycle’s Painted Surfaces with Finish First® Finish Prep™

  1. Wash and dry entire vehicle. We recommend using Finish First® Wash & Conditioner.
  2. Shake Well.
  3. Apply by hand with a clean cotton or micro fiber towel to a small area (approximately 1 sq. foot); mechanical action using a buffer may be used on low RPM.
  4. Using light pressure apply the product in a back and forth motion (no circles).Tip:  Pressure does not matter since this is not an abrasive so just massage it into the surface.
  5. Prior to the product drying, remove the residue with a second cotton or micro fiber towel. Tip:  Finish Prep only works in its liquid form so do not allow it to dry or it may be more difficult to remove.
  6. Repeat these steps as needed to the entire vehicle. Problem spots may require several application to remove the surface contaminate.

Step 4.  Polish, Protect and Seal Cycle’s Painted Surfaces with Finish First® Cycle Finish™

  1. Surface should be cool to the touch before applying Finish First® Cycle Finish™. DO NOT apply to porous surfaces such as vinyl, rubber, fabrics, etc.
  2. SHAKE WELL. Apply approximately 2 drops (size of a dime) to clean cotton cloth or foam applicator pad. This will cover about 1 sq. ft. area. Apply to cycle evenly with a straight back and forth motion (no circles). Note:  On older cycles some oxidized paint may appear on the applicator; this is normal, but change clothes as they become soiled to avoid rubbing the lifted oxidation/grime into the finish.
  3. Finish First® Cycle Finish™ should dry to a haze; allow a minimum of a 15-minute dry time to allow for proper curing/bonding. For ultimate results increase the curing time to maximize shine and protection (Do not worry it will not harden like a wax).
  4. Remove Finish First® Cycle Finish™ by wiping the surface clean with a clean cotton cloth.
  5. An initial two-coat application is recommended with at least a 60 minutes between coats to allow for proper curing. Additional coats will bond to the previous coat and aid in filling swirl marks and provide a deeper gloss and protection.

Step 5.  Clean and Protect Seats, Saddlebags and Tires with Finish First® VR 427 Protectant™

  1. Shake well before using.
  2. Clean surface to be treated if heavily soiled or stained; we recommend using Finish First® MPC 421™ (Multi-Purpose Cleaner).
  3. Apply evenly by misting directly onto the surface or into a clean cloth.
  4. Allow VR 427 Protectant™ to briefly penetrate the surface prior to buffing lightly for maximum gloss and protection.

Step 6.  Clean Windshields with Finish First® Window Finish™

  1. Shake well prior to each use.
  2. The surface to be cleaned should be cool to the touch, if possible.
  3. Apply the Window Finish™ by misting on small areas; wipe off with a 100% cotton towel.
  4. Just before the window or mirror dries completely use a second towel to buff the surface leaving surface so clear it will pop!

Step 7.  Clean and Protect Chrome and Rims with Finish First® Metal Polish

7a. Finish First® Metal Polish

  1. SHAKE WELL. Make sure surface is cool to the touch.
  2. Add a small amount to metal surface using a cotton/microfiber towel. Massage the crème onto the surface; pressure is not needed. This allows the emulsifiers in the Metal Polish to dissolve the stained/oxidized areas. Mechanical action can be used, but is not required. Tip:  Do not allow product to dry.
  3. After applying, buff with a clean cotton cloth to a brilliant shine.
  4. Repeat as necessary
  5. To maintain and enhance the surface, we recommend using Finish First™ Metal Protector.

7b. Finish First® Metal Protector

  1. SHAKE WELL prior to each use.
  2. The surface to be cleaned should be cool to the touch, if possible.
  3. Apply approximately 1 drops (size of a dime) to clean cotton cloth or foam applicator pad. This will cover about a 6 inch area.  Apply to evenly with a straight back and forth motion (no circles).
  4. Finish First® Metal Protector should dry to a haze; allow a minimum of a 1 hour dry time to allow for proper curing/bonding.
  5. Remove by wiping the surface clean with a clean cotton cloth.
  6. Repeat the steps to build coats to maximize the durability and gloss.

Step 8.  For Quick Cleanups on the Road Use Finish Fast™

  1. Shake well before using.
  2. Clean surface to be treated if heavily soiled
  3. Surface should be dry.
  4. Apply evenly by misting Finish Fast™ directly onto the surface covering an approximate two square foot area.
  5. For best results, use two clean dry towels; first wipe treated area dry with one towel and then use the second to buff the surface to a brilliant shine.