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Polishing a frame(5 posts)

Polishing a frameJack Daniels
Feb 18, 2002 9:55 AM
I just got my new frame in and it is a steel frame that is unpainted but clear coated. I want to polish it up and make it look all nice. What kind of polish should I use? Automotive polish? Let me know what you use. Thank you
Jack
re: Polishing a framegrandemamou
Feb 18, 2002 10:03 AM
Any good quality auto polish will do the trick. I use Mcguires myself and hit it with pledge after the ride.
lemon pledge (nm)D
Feb 18, 2002 10:57 AM
Pedro's Bike LustElefantino
Feb 18, 2002 12:07 PM
It's expensive ($6.99 for 12 oz.) but it works great and it's made for bikes.

I think, secretly, bikes that are polished by auto or furniture polish feel inferior, whereas bikes polished with bicycle polish feel superior.

http://www.pedros.com/productbikelust.html
Love that stufffbg111
Sep 30, 2002 5:23 PM
Just want to add my $.02 to the record on this stuff. I bought it recently, and it works exactly as advertised. Creates a film on the painted and metal surfaces (painted frame, metal brakes and shifters) that repels dirt and water. Previously, I would have to wash my frame immediately after every ride, before the road grime hardened and solidified on the frame. If that happenened, I'd have to scrape it off, risking scratching the paint or metal, or worse. Now I apply Pedro's every two or three weeks after cleaning the bike. Even when the road grime hardens, it wipes right off with just my hand or a soft dry towel or cotton t-shirt. It almost falls off of its own accord. Another thing I like about Pedro's is that it creates a very slick finish on the frame. I would bet that finish even decreases the drag coefficient slightly (probably not significantly though). I highly recommend Pedro's for helping keep your bike clean of dirt and road grime, and for the nice polished, slick finish it provides.