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What wax to use on frame?

Old 07-25-02, 11:36 AM
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What wax to use on frame?

I want to give my frame some protection and need to know what wax to get for it. Any ideas, thanks
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I juse use plain old turtle wax same kind you can use on a car (and can pick up at any auto shop)
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Ya, I like Carnuba Wax best. Seems to shine up the bike nicely.

Also, spray some silicon on and around your BB frame; especially around where the chain stays and post tubes join the BB. It makes for easy cleaning of this oddly shaped area
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Pledge- quick n' easy and most people have it already.
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Originally posted by RacerX
Pledge- quick n' easy and most people have it already.
Does that really work as well as car wax? I have a bianchi which has paint that chips easily and Id like to cover up the chips that are already there to protect against frame rust (steel frame).
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Wax your bike? Oh, brother!!
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Meguiar's Cleaner Wax is pretty good. Takes out small scuff marks too. I prefer the liquid variety over the paste. Auto-parts stores should carry it.
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Originally posted by H20.1


Does that really work as well as car wax? I have a bianchi which has paint that chips easily and Id like to cover up the chips that are already there to protect against frame rust (steel frame).
Wax does not do a good job of protecting chipped area from rusting.

Either paint the chipped area with matching paint or use clear enamel.
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after treating the area, lemon pledge works great.
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If you have an unpainted Titanium frame, spray Pledge works great.

If your frame is painted I'd use a good auto wax/cleaner for modern finishes - don't want to mess up the clearcoat if you have it on your frame. Chips should be cleaned and touched up with paint or clear enamel.
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In between thourough cleanings and waxings, I use some of the detail spray type wax. I spritz this stuff on and wipe it off. It takes only a few minutes and will take grime and road tar and similar crap off while leaving a thin coat of protection over the basic wax job.



If you clean your bike once a week, that's taking care of your equipment.

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Pledge is good for a quick clean but nothing looks as good as a really waxing.

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