I polished my nice shiny red XVS650 tank with some maguires motorbike wax shortly after getting it. A couple weeks later I noticed some fine scratches from where my draggin jeans might have been rubbing on the side of the tank. So I polished it again with the wax, and the scratches are gone. I'm not sure if a) the fine scratches were in the wax and so not an issue b) the wax is simply camouflaging the scratches in the paint I read the other thread about tank protectors - but this being a cruiser I don't want to be sticking things onto the sides of the tank. I hoped that the hype about wax protecting paint is true. What do NR members think? Does a good wax help keep the paint job spic 'n span, or is it just liquid dollars I'm rubbing onto my bike?