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    Senior Member jaytxvo's Avatar
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    Tips for cleaning and caring for a matte black paint on bike.

    hey guys,

    I have a trek Soho S in matte black, and was wondering what kind of cleaner/wax can I use on the frame to clean it and keep it looking new? I'm worried waxing it will make the matte finish become glossy.

    I am looking for a cheap way in doing this and hopefully picking up the products from my local home depot/hardware store.

    Also I nicked a little paint of the bike last night exposing the aluminum, how can I go about repairing that?


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    I have an unpolished ti frame that has the matte look. I use Lemon Pledge (as recommended by the builder and Moots) and it cleans it, looks new but does not make it shine.
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    test your wax on a hidden place first. But get a real wax product, not a polishing wax. If it says polish, it's intended to "glossy" up the finish.
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