I forget where I read it, but the ingredients in pledge has changed.
There was even an article about it, where some guy directly asked somebody over at "pledge" and the guy admitted it changed and people should probably not be using it on paint..
I have seen this mentioned in a ton of forums too so I emailed SC Johnson for an answer. They said the only thing they changed was the propellant going to a 100% natural propellant. The Pledge formula is unchanged.
Here is their entire reply:
It's great to hear you've come to rely on Pledge® Lemon Clean Furniture Spray to keep your motorcycles looking their best and we appreciate the opportunity to help.
To answer your questions, we did make some recent changes to Pledge® – we replaced the propellant in all our cans with a 100% natural propellant in an effort to reduce or impact on the environment and help protect our planet for future generations.
However, I'm pleased to share, we'd still expect the same great results you've come to know and enjoy. And while we don't recommend using Pledge® on the painted exteriors of cars/trucks/cycles (due to varying paint types and qualities), we wouldn't anticipate any problems using it on motorcycle chrome, steel trim, wheels, rims, leather and interior dashboards.
I hope this helps clear up any confusion, J S. If you have further questions or concerns about our products, please know we're here for you.
Thanks for choosing Pledge® – we look forward to keeping your cycles looking their best for years to come!
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