OK, the secret is PLEDGE...not knock off brands or anything else.....use lemon scent pledge....it works AWESOME!
I wash my quad with a power washer, being careful not to spray down the chain and bushings in the a-arms.....also dont want to get the head to close to anything, it will tair crap off (graphics/stickers)...but it does do an excellent job of cleaning stuff.
Then dry it off, spray it down with pledge, take a 100% cotton t-shirt or sock and wipe it down....let it dry after wiping it and it will be more glossy than stock.
I ride the piss out of my 700, but I dont abuse it....and I always wash it after riding. I guarantee my 06 looks better than 75% of peoples 07's.
oh, and I will also wipe metal parts down with wd-40...and oil the chain.
Heres a pic of my 2006!