Originally Posted by mattface
wipe the whole thing with solvent? you should do that anyway.
"Solvent" is a pretty broooad term.
Mineral spirits is one thing, laquer thinner or acetone is going to take paint with it!
For Blue Order
; My first line of attack would be PPG's DX330 Wax & Grease remover.
To clean out a chip in the paint, I would scrub with an old toothbrush dipped in DX330, then using an air hose, blow the chipped area dry. Then surface clean according to the instructions on the can.
Which you could
do to the whole frame before polishing & waxing, to remove dirt, and grease that may contain dirt. That way you aren't as likely to scratch the frame as you polish.
NOW you should be ready to proceed to touch-up.