Prolong Waterless Wash & Shine | MC Tested

By Ari Henning, Photography by Ari Henning

We like clean bikes. But we’d rather be riding than detailing, and sometimes you just don’t have much time to clean. Such was the case while testing the Triumph Daytona 675R and MV Agusta F3 at Auto Club Speedway for this issue’s "Triple Punch" story (pg. 58). After every session the bikes’ bodywork and wheels were coated with brake dust, tire boogers and exploded bugs. Mark Catano of Prolong Lubricants was at the track and saw our pair of alabaster sportbikes as a golden opportunity to offer up some of his company’s Waterless Wash & Shine cleaner.

This “waterless” wash promises quick cleanings—no hose, bucket of water or sponge required. The citrus-based fluid cuts through grime and the special formula is supposed to surround and isolate dirt particles so they don’t scratch your bike’s finish. The Prolong product proved effective and got the job done fast enough that we didn’t mind using it every time we came off track. Just spray it on and wipe off with a clean cloth. The pleasant-smelling juice worked to remove brake dust, road grime and fingerprints, although it had a tough time slicing through splattered chain lube. Good old WD-40 is still your best bet for that.

We’ve used dozens of quick detailers and spray polishes, and while those products work great, they’re best used on bikes that are already fairly clean. Waterless Wash & Shine is perfect for sprucing up lightly soiled bikes, and leaves a glossy protectant behind that makes subsequent wipe-downs even easier.

Prolong Waterless Wash & Shine

Price: $7.99
Contact: Prolong Lubricants
www.prolong.com
Verdict: 4.5 out of 5 stars
Simple, easy to use, and effective.

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