Now that the bulk of the dirt of grime has been broken down and pressure rinsed off, it’s time to wash the bike.

You can use any of our lubricating washes; Nanolicious Wash, Wax Wash or Auto Body Gel - all are pH neutral and very gentle with good gloss enhancing properties. NOTE - if you have a matte finish bike, use the Auto Body Gel.

For this bike, we've chosen Auto Body Gel because it's safe to use in direct sunlight, it's lubricating, and there were a few matte surfaces we needed to consider, plus, we just love it. Wax Wash is also excellent for its anti rust properties - really cool for bikes with lots of exposed metal.

Choice of washing tool is up to you as they're all suitable, though for this article we used The Shagamittastic Wash Mitt as it's the easiest to mould into all the intricate areas of the bike. Shagtastic Wash Pad would be another really good choice for this bike and holds more suds, but for ease of use and getting into all the nooks and crannies on this particular bike, we felt the mitt was more suitable. Using the 2 bucket wash method, and with a good bucket of suds beside you, start at the top of the bike and work your way to the bottom. Be sure to rinse out your wash tool in your Rinse bucket when it becomes dirty, to avoid contaminating your wash suds.

Rinse the entire bike down again in preparation for the clay bar. Be sure to get suds out of all those hard to reach places.

Once you're done, empty the buckets and give them a good rinse out. You don't want to be storing any wash water for use later!