Harley Motorcycle Detailing Tips

Duration: 24:38


For the first time since 2004 Mark speaks. If you have been with us over the years, you would have noticed a sort of Penn & Teller thing going on with Bob & Mark. Mark breaks his silence to give us his Harley motorcycle detailing tips and tricks.

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14 Responses to “Harley Motorcycle Detailing Tips”
  1. dstovall

    most excellent, but tell what you use. I use a leaf blower to get the water off mine. what do you guys think of s-100 chrome cleaner. d-man

    • FixMyHog

      d-man – in the shop the guys use filtered compressed air. The filtered part is crucial. There are several blowers out there and a leaf blower is a great way to do it

  2. riceinwa

    Thanks for the tip on the penetrating oil for the road grime and film.
    For chromed areas, I have found that 0000 Steel Wool removes burned bugs from heat fins and chromed surfaces (i.e., exhaust pipes and other hot parts). It also easily removes stains from chromed parts without scratching the chrome…this may not be intuitive to new riders, but I’ve had more than one old biker pass this tip along.
    I use a Master Blaster dedicated blower/dryer for detailing the bike. The leaf blower may sound like a good idea, but those are sometimes used for blowing leaves or vacuuming leaves. If yours is a dual purpose, like mine, I was afraid there would be discharged dirt and debris from it at just the wrong time. The Airforce Master Blaster, really works, is dedicated, filtered and heated about 20 F so it dries the water quickly and spotlessly. Cuts my detailing time in half easily.

    • FixMyHog

      Thank you for the pointers. Yes, we do rely on some common sense that even reversing a shop vac can cause more damage than good blowing filth all over the motorcycle.

  3. Jose Mejia
    Jose Mejia

    Thanks for the tips Mark, but what do you recommend to clean the whitewalls on the tires? I know there are a lot of products out there & I’ve used a few of them, but I’m wondering what you use/recommend to clean them & keep them clean without spending a lot of time & effort.

    Thanks again & I really like the videos!


    • FixMyHog

      Hi Joser, Thanks for the question. We like to use carb cleaner with a clean, light colored cloth. You should continuously flip your cloth to avoid dragging the dust/dirt. Unfortunately, we can not suggest any way to avoid the excessive time and effort. However, you should know that organic brake pads will create more brake dust than ceramic.

  4. Curt

    Thanks for the video, but it brings a question to mind. In the video, it is consistently stated to “wax” the chrome surfaces as well. Are you using the same wax that you use on the tank and fenders? Personally i use an automotive wax on the tank and fenders and a chrome/aluminum polish on my chrome. Also use use Mothers on my aluminum rims and it does a great job!

    • Customer Service Techs
      Customer Service Techs

      Hi, Curt. It is a good practice to use wax on chrome plated surfaces. The wax will repel water/moisture.
      There are a lot of quality products available. It is best to use what works best for you


    Holy S**t!
    He speaks! Watched this video if only to see if he can smile and talk! lol Good job Mark!