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Question for all of you... I have a Yamaha grizzly 700 that I just bought used from my father. The question I have is about general detailing. I used to have an ATV that was all shiny plastics, this one however is different. It is the camo version. I don't know what to use on the surface since it is more of a covering. I have Alot of Adams products already so I know I have the goods. So far I have used the car wash shampoo soap and SVRT on the tires and plastic pieces. The one product I don't have is In and out spray. Is it silicone based? A lot of guys coat there machines in tire shines and silicone sprays to keep the machines from getting mud caked on. Apparently silicone allows for the mud to be just rinsed off. Any suggestions are greatly appreciated!

 

It's looks like the camo one shown here:

2012 Yamaha Grizzly 700 and Grizzly 550 ATVs | ATV SCENE Magazine - ATV Reviews, News, Racing, Scene Girls & more

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I haven't detailed an ATV but I wouldn't want to smear silicone all over the machine. Those greasy products might help repel water but they will also hold dust and dirt too.

 

If you have some available I would try the spray Quick Sealant as the protection. Great water repelling characteristics AND it isn't greasy.

 

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Is the covering smooth like paint or rough/textured like a flat or matte finish?

 

"Back in the Day" I used to race Hare Scrambles with a modified Suzuki Motocross bike. Silicone does help the mud to hose of; better than without. Prior to an event my bike would be completely sprayed down with WD-40. It was kept clean, not detailed, due to how and where it was used.

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In & Out is not silicone based, but it and SVRT will give you some UV protection. And as Dave mentioned, QS is a good option. I wouldn't use Invisible Undercarriage Spray on the camo, but I would apply it liberally to the inner fenders and, well, undercarriage.:thumbsup:

 

It was kept clean, not detailed, due to how and where it was used.

Coming from you I find that hard to believe.:glasses:

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I think I have a good understanding of what to protect it with. Now it'll just be a matter of getting the light film of crud off of everything.. Has anyone tried APC and the car wash soap together? (For the tough crud on the underbody?)

2 oz of APC in your soap bucket is what a lot of folks use for a strip wash before clay/wax. You could use that on your camo before applying a protective coating (sealant, wax). If you have a foam gun, you can spray the mixture on the underside and hit what you can with the Fender brush, Tire brush, or Woolies. For a little more crud-cutting power, I'd make a 50/50 bottle of APC/water and spray everything on the underside; and if that doesn't get it, step up to full strength APC. Then follow that up with the Invisible Undercarriage Spray.

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2 oz of APC in your soap bucket is what a lot of folks use for a strip wash before clay/wax. You could use that on your camo before applying a protective coating (sealant, wax). If you have a foam gun, you can spray the mixture on the underside and hit what you can with the Fender brush, Tire brush, or Woolies. For a little more crud-cutting power, I'd make a 50/50 bottle of APC/water and spray everything on the underside; and if that doesn't get it, step up to full strength APC. Then follow that up with the Invisible Undercarriage Spray.

 

Ya I'm nervous to use the APC on the camo. I'm thinking about only using it on the bottom of the machine. I have heard alot of horror stories about being overly aggressive with the camo. Btw, how do you like your RZR Ronboy?

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