once wiped, give a light spray with WD40 or a Chain Lubricant
WD40 is bad for this as it attracts moisture, so then dirt. The chain lubricant is marvellous stuff for lots of things but I'm dubious it too won't attract dirt.
Not sure what fits the bill as what you need is something that works as a varnish and is easy to remove when you want to clean.
agreed, but most Morg owners clean every week anyway, heat resistant Lacquers are available for long term remedy, but from what i read on these sites especially Trad owners want to tinker and polish, more than drive, works well on a very expensive MTB which is recleaned after each weekend of thrashing over the hills and through the poodles !!!