Classic & Vintage - Titanium Clean-Up
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06-22-11, 05:13 PM
I have a 15 yr old Lightspeed that I'm cleaning up. It has the "raw" finish with various decals on the frame. I was wondering if anyone has any experience with cleaning/waxing Titanium. The frame has various rub marks around the frame. So far, I've just used a mild wash to clean up the frame and turtle wax rust cleaner to clean some of the bolts on the FD and brakes that have corrosion on them.
Thanks in advance for your comments.
All the raw Ti needs for cleanup is a light touchup with a Scotchbrite. Just rub in a single linear path. As to washing, it's Ti and very inert. Wash and wax away.
06-22-11, 07:47 PM
I cleaned mine with WD40 and 0000 steel wool. Washed it all the time.
Waxing? really no reason for that. It may look different for a day or two, but not much longer than that.
On the "raw" finish, that IS the oxidation, so to speak. Titanium pretty much protects itself.
The polished titanium, from what I understand, is weaker.
06-22-11, 09:44 PM
I like to use Lemon Pledge on my Sampson. Grey Scotchbrite first if it needs a touch-up, as it were...
06-22-11, 09:48 PM
I do exactly what Robbie does and it takes the dirt off perfectly. Not much work maintaining ti.
06-23-11, 12:35 AM
Thanks Folks! I wasn't aware of the Scotchbrite technique.
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