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Best way to care for powder-coat on a steel frame?

Old 04-21-19, 06:40 PM
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Best way to care for powder-coat on a steel frame?

What is the best way to keep or restore shine on a powder-coated steel frame?
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Remember that powdercoat is basically plastic. You can use the same products on it that you use on a wet-painted bike or car.
If the finish gets scratched or dull, I've had excellent results restoring it with the 3-bottle Novus plastic polishing kit; and seedless cotton diaper batting available at fabric stores.
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Thanks. It is a bit dull but not scratched.

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Plain old automobile wax. Cheap stuff like Turtlewax works just as good as the premium priced products.
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Originally Posted by wgscott View Post
Thanks. It is a bit dull but not scratched.

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Yep.. that's it.
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Yep.. that's it.
I used the #2 and #1 bottles and the included cloths. It worked really well. Many thanks.
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Happy to help. Those are the two I would have used, unless there were scratches. Then start with number 3.
I've been able to wet-sand out some pretty deep scratches using 1000-grit wet-or-dry paper and warm, soapy water.
Then bottles 3-2-1.
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