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Old 10-21-13, 06:00 PM
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Carbon polish

After a recent purchase of a carbon bike I noticed that the original owner must have ridden in the rain quite often. The frame looks a bit dull and looks like it could use a good polish, and some of the bolts on the brakes & inside of the shift levers have light surface rust. There is also a small scratch under the top tube that's cosmetic. It's the width of a penny and as deep as a sheet of paper. How would you go about removing the rust, dealing with that cosmetic blemish, and what product or method would you use to polish the frame (and maybe even the brakes/crankset/shifters/etc?

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IME Pedros Bike Lust does the best job putting a high gloss on dull finishes. We used to use it on bikes at the trade shows.
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Mother's Mag polish.....used it on metal and carbon frame,test a spot underneath on frame.
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There are several ways to fix the scratch depending on how much you want to spend and how much work you want to do.
I think most people would wipe it down and fill the scratch with clear fingernail polish. Or you could sand it with extra fine (400 to 800 grit) automotive sand paper then spray it with clear polyurethane or clear lacquer that matches the rest of the frame. Then buff it with polish or super fine (2000 grit or finer) sand paper followed by very fine polish.
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