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Bike detailing. Anyone do that?

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Just like detailing a car with a wash, clean, lube and seal (wax or sealant) type of deal but with a bike. Well, my other hobby that I do is auto detailing and do it as a side business. With so many supplies from my inventory I would like to most of them to protect it from rust and dirts that can potential harm the paint or the metal. So I have a couple of questions:

-Anyone use a sealant for the paint? And if so, what kind?
-I dont plan using non-approved bike wash. Anyone know if Finish line Bike is good?
-Tires. I have Meguiars all purpose cleaner to clean dried up dirt or mud on the tires. Safe to use?
-Wheels. I have Spinergy Stealth PBO carbon wheels that are dull. Should I polish the rims sidewalls of the wheel? Safe?

"Take care of your equipment and your equipment will take care of you" is my type of philosophy when owning precious items like these. And considering this is the most expensive hobby that I ever come across to you bet I am going to baby every piece of component. So anyone else in here a clean freak on maintaining their bike? Would like to get some insight on people on this forum. Thanks!
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I usually get into detailing the bikes when the weather's too crap to ride...

take the chain rings, pulleys, etc. off and get all the nooks and crannies I can't normally reach with a rag.

but, normally I just keep the dirt factor under control with a simple wipe down between rides.
olr1 said:
It's a tool not a 'precious thing'.
doesn't work that way for me...anything that I own that costs $X,000 goes into the 'precious' category.

my bike gives me joy and provides countless hours of entertainment, I certainly don't mind taking a few minutes to keep it in primo condition.
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