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Hey guys just went through my first ride. SUPER FUN!!! I want to get recommendations from you guys as to what you use to clean the talon. I just bought an electric pressure washer and a foam cannon. I was debating using the chemical guys wash vs the slick off road wash. I know you guys probably have talked about this before but I couldn't find anything on it. If you guys know of any better methods / products please let me know since I care for all my off road stuff and like it to stay clean. Thank you guys.
P.S. heres a little pic of the place I went to.
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Welcome to the forum Jazz4926. Great looking Talon 4. There's lots of great information on mods and other general information. It looks you and your family will have a great time hitting the trails.

I've been offroading to many many years and also like to keep my rides clean. The electric pressure washer and foam canon work well. I use them but for me in AZ the foam dries out to fast in the summer. I use the pressure washer to get most of the dirt off and a bucket and brush or mit to make sure it is off. One thing about AZ when it's 110 you have to do it quick and keep it wet.

The nice thing about the electric pressure washer is they don't have too much pressure to damage things. Be careful on electronics or sensitive areas.
 

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I have chemical guys foam cannon and their products work well. Foam cannon is the way to go, I have a gas pressure washer it fits on and does a very good job. Just use the low pressure nozzle or distance to keep the stickers on and not knock off any paint.
 

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Welcome to the forum Jazz4926. Great looking Talon 4. There's lots of great information on mods and other general information. It looks you and your family will have a great time hitting the trails.

I've been offroading to many many years and also like to keep my rides clean. The electric pressure washer and foam canon work well. I use them but for me in AZ the foam dries out to fast in the summer. I use the pressure washer to get most of the dirt off and a bucket and brush or mit to make sure it is off. One thing about AZ when it's 110 you have to do it quick and keep it wet.

The nice thing about the electric pressure washer is they don't have too much pressure to damage things. Be careful on electronics or sensitive areas.
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Hey guys just went through my first ride. SUPER FUN!!! I want to get recommendations from you guys as to what you use to clean the talon. I just bought an electric pressure washer and a foam cannon. I was debating using the chemical guys wash vs the slick off road wash. I know you guys probably have talked about this before but I couldn't find anything on it. If you guys know of any better methods / products please let me know since I care for all my off road stuff and like it to stay clean. Thank you guys.
P.S. heres a little pic of the place I went to. View attachment 1049 View attachment 1050
Beautiful country and a nice new ride ..... Enjoy !!
 

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Hey guys just went through my first ride. SUPER FUN!!! I want to get recommendations from you guys as to what you use to clean the talon. I just bought an electric pressure washer and a foam cannon. I was debating using the chemical guys wash vs the slick off road wash. I know you guys probably have talked about this before but I couldn't find anything on it. If you guys know of any better methods / products please let me know since I care for all my off road stuff and like it to stay clean. Thank you guys.
P.S. heres a little pic of the place I went to. View attachment 1049 View attachment 1050
Just a tip. Make sure to wash it on an incline with the tail of the bike on higher ground so that it can drain properly, otherwise you’ll be out of luck. I put simple green diluted into my foam cannon and let it sit for a few minutes before pressure cleaning. Trick i learned from watching sxs blog that cleatus mcfarlane told them about.
 

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Wow man that looks awesome after clean. Yeah you get it wayy dirtier than I do lol. How does that F11 work I heard it's supposed to coat it so nothing sticks to the machine?
 

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So I like F 11 for a few reasons:
It is very quick and easy to apply with excellent results.
It’s water based so you can use it on literally everything.
It makes future cleaning easier.
It takes very little product to work. Also, it makes surfaces very slick so use caution if it’s a place you sit.

It is definitely a bit pricey but if you go ahead and buy the gallon instead of the smaller bottles it’s a lot more reasonable. I use it on my truck, Jeep, car, Camper, boat, windows, bathroom mirrors, helmet shields, motorcycle and sxs. I haven’t used but maybe a little over half a gallon since I bought it a couple years ago. I just refill small spray bottles from Walmart. the shine is awesome. I really should sell the stuff. Lol but it’s not a miracle drug so mud still sticks. Just not as bad and it comes off ALOT easier.
 

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Hey guys just went through my first ride. SUPER FUN!!! I want to get recommendations from you guys as to what you use to clean the talon. I just bought an electric pressure washer and a foam cannon. I was debating using the chemical guys wash vs the slick off road wash. I know you guys probably have talked about this before but I couldn't find anything on it. If you guys know of any better methods / products please let me know since I care for all my off road stuff and like it to stay clean. Thank you guys.
P.S. heres a little pic of the place I went to. View attachment 1049 View attachment 1050
ceramic coated works well
 

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Hey guys just went through my first ride. SUPER FUN!!! I want to get recommendations from you guys as to what you use to clean the talon. I just bought an electric pressure washer and a foam cannon. I was debating using the chemical guys wash vs the slick off road wash. I know you guys probably have talked about this before but I couldn't find anything on it. If you guys know of any better methods / products please let me know since I care for all my off road stuff and like it to stay clean. Thank you guys.
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I would never use a pressure on an open chassis vehicles as they drive dirt and grim into places you don't want i! I use soapy car wash and a hose with an adjustable spray. My 2cents after 50 years of off-roading.. BOB
 

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So I like F 11 for a few reasons:
It is very quick and easy to apply with excellent results.
It’s water based so you can use it on literally everything.
It makes future cleaning easier.
It takes very little product to work. Also, it makes surfaces very slick so use caution if it’s a place you sit.

It is definitely a bit pricey but if you go ahead and buy the gallon instead of the smaller bottles it’s a lot more reasonable. I use it on my truck, Jeep, car, Camper, boat, windows, bathroom mirrors, helmet shields, motorcycle and sxs. I haven’t used but maybe a little over half a gallon since I bought it a couple years ago. I just refill small spray bottles from Walmart. the shine is awesome. I really should sell the stuff. Lol but it’s not a miracle drug so mud still sticks. Just not as bad and it comes off ALOT easier.
Thanks for the info. Just looked it up and I'll be buying some lol.
 

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So with the foam cleaners, is there any scrubbing with a brush or does it basically take all the dirt off when you rinse?
 

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So with the foam cleaners, is there any scrubbing with a brush or does it basically take all the dirt off when you rinse?
I power wash the heavy mud off first, then foam it with armor all snow foam (has cannula and smells amazing), then brush it, then rinse. Keep the body work and chassis sprayed with SC11 or Honda Proshine and subsequent washes are easier. So you can go from a week's worth of mud to shiny as easily as possible.
 

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So with the foam cleaners, is there any scrubbing with a brush or does it basically take all the dirt off when you rinse?
First power wash, then foam cannon, and you still have to scrub worst spots. It does save time, but not like detailing, the heavy mud is a challenge to get off. Definitely helps a bunch.
 
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