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Old 07-23-16, 01:15 PM
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Would you use this on your frame?

Why or why not?

Slick Mist Speed Wax
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Old 07-23-16, 01:23 PM
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No, because I assume I would have to clean my bike first.
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No, because I assume I would have to clean my bike first.
Yeah, there is that. Bummer.
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No. My bikes don't need anything else to attract dirt after I clean them.
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Similar to Turtle Ice Wax.


Personally, I just wipe mine down with Pledge.
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Old 07-23-16, 09:01 PM
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There is no need for any of that.

Detailing spray, quick wax - that stuff is intended to be kept in the trunk of your car for touch ups between washes. Drive through a sprinkler on the way to work and you can touch it up in the parking lot. That kind of thing. Unless you are carrying a spray bottle of the stuff in your saddle bag, there is no need for it.

The cheaper stuff has silicone in it. I would never spray silicone on bike or car paint.


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Old 07-23-16, 09:12 PM
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No, because my bike is matte black.
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Old 07-23-16, 09:33 PM
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I prefer a little paste of hard wax. Mostly because I am old... and that's what I am used to using. I think/feel that the paste wax holds up better to the sweat than a hard wax.
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Originally Posted by TimothyH View Post
There is no need for any of that.

Detailing spray, quick wax - that stuff is intended to be kept in the trunk of your car for touch ups between washes. Drive through a sprinkler on the way to work and you can touch it up in the parking lot. That kind of thing. Unless you are carrying a spray bottle of the stuff in your saddle bag, there is no need for it.

The cheaper stuff has silicone in it. I would never spray silicone on bike or car paint.


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Why not silicone? Does the Lucas product have silicone? Cannot find a list of ingredients.
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Old 07-24-16, 01:25 AM
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Amen, no silicone oil.
It leaves a hardened yellow film that will flake off but the rest will not come off.
Totally ruin the paint job.
No doubt in my mind it contains silicone oil with the warning not to spray it on motorcycle seats.
Good way to dump off the old lady. Literally.
The only thing I have found silicone oil good for is my keyboard, and I put it on lightly with a towel.
The can should last me 500 years. haa ha
The stuff isn't good for anything, not even a door hinge. I use Royal purple's can of spray Maxfilm for that.
Carnauba paste wax is good.
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Old 07-24-16, 06:16 AM
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My Roubaix is flat black and my Cross is "citrus" so the Roubaix wouldn't benefit and the Cross looks better dirty -- so for me the answer is no.
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Amen, no silicone oil.
It leaves a hardened yellow film that will flake off but the rest will not come off.
Totally ruin the paint job.
No doubt in my mind it contains silicone oil with the warning not to spray it on motorcycle seats.
Good way to dump off the old lady. Literally.
The only thing I have found silicone oil good for is my keyboard, and I put it on lightly with a towel.
The can should last me 500 years. haa ha
The stuff isn't good for anything, not even a door hinge. I use Royal purple's can of spray Maxfilm for that.
Carnauba paste wax is good.
I read where a lot use Pledge. Doesn't it contain many of the same things as this stuff?? Also, I believe today's carnuba waxes contains distillates and so forth as well.

I'm starting to wonder if there's anything really worth putting on a frame. I'd like to have something for paint and decal UV protection, but is there anything that really helps more than hurts?
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Old 07-24-16, 08:57 AM
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Originally Posted by BlazingPedals View Post
Similar to Turtle Ice Wax.


Personally, I just wipe mine down with Pledge.
Yeah, some of the Amazon reviews compare the two, but say the Slick Mist is better.
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Old 07-24-16, 09:52 AM
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No. My frame is ceramic coated. I don't need no stinking wax.
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Old 07-24-16, 01:11 PM
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No. My bikes don't need anything else to attract dirt after I clean them.
The purpose is to protect the paint AND repel the dirt.
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I've used Pledge on the inside of my router housing to keep the sawdust from sticking to everything.
It's good for some surfaces and plastic laminated (not really wood) furniture.
But as far as paint goes, I'd stick to the tried and true.
No secret that most classical car owners only use carnauba.
Petroleum distillates are not the boogeyman here.
The company that would slap on a decal without protecting it with a couple of layers of clear coat is.
Lucas might be trying to incorporate carnauba into that product since I read on one of it's spec sheets "Smells like bubble gum".
May be the new frontier for all I know. Frontiers come with risk though.
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I use that Lucas Slick Mist on my car, but not on my bikes. For the bikes I use this: Bike Lust - Clean and Lube: Degreasers and Cleaners - Pedro's NA
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I use that Lucas Slick Mist on my car, but not on my bikes. For the bikes I use this: Bike Lust - Clean and Lube: Degreasers and Cleaners - Pedro's NA
But yet it has the silicone that others have advised against...
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
Why or why not?

Slick Mist Speed Wax
I've used it. A friend of mine gave me about half a bottle that he used on his show motorcycle. It's very easy to use as it wipes off very clean. Clean and easy. Way better than using a paste wax for sure.
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Originally Posted by one4smoke View Post
But yet it has the silicone that others have advised against...
Yep. I have 4 bikes, 2 matte black, one gloss paint, and one gloss carbon. I have used that Pedro's on all 4 bikes, and they all look really good. Dirt/grime comes off much easier once I used it. I will continue to use it as well. My LBS uses it on all of the bikes they service, from POS Magna's from Wally World to full on Cervelo TT bikes.
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http://http://www.skilcraftsales.com...0000055305.jpgUsed this to wipe down F-22 Raptors while stationed on the USS Nimitz.

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http://http://www.skilcraftsales.com...0000055305.jpgUsed this to wipe down F-22 Raptors while stationed on the USS Nimitz.

Thanks, but the link your provided doesn't work.
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The purpose is to protect the paint AND repel the dirt.
if it repels the dirt, everyone could see the rust on my bike
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No because I think Lucas products are mostly snake oil products!

All you have to use is just regular non abrasive non cleaning liquid car wax. I own several classic cars and I use Meguiar's products and like the results vs much more expensive classic car guru crap, and some people I know use Mothers products which also works really good. Bike specific wax is simply repackaged car wax that charges you a lot more for. Meguiar's NXT Generation Tech liquid wax works really well. The only time you should ever use a scratch reducer wax is if the paint is pretty well scratched up and you want to reduce the look of the fine scratches for selling the bike, otherwise using it constantly will weaken the paint over time, the same is true with any cleaner wax or a wax that says it removes fine swirls, this stuff is fine if used once if you have problems with your paint as long as you don't rub on the paint like an insane ape, but then follow it immediately with a liquid wax to prevent more swirls and to smooth and shine the paint. Bicycle paint is quite a bit thinner than car paint so care has to be taken not to use anything abrasive on it; even most CF bikes today have a clear coat, but that coat is very thin, and on CF clear coat I wouldn't use a fine scratch and or swirl remover of any kind. I have recently gone to waxing my nude titanium frame instead of using WD40 like all the sites I've read about caring for TI say to do, and I like the results better with using a non abrasive wax.
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Old 07-29-16, 07:53 AM
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I have never done anything but wash off the dirt, My 1 payment cars never got anything more, either.
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