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Hi all...

Way back when I had my roadbike built up, the meachanic told me that I need'nt buy specialist polishes, etc and that I could use other stuff instead.

I cannae remember quite what he suggested but think it may have been Duraglit / Brassrub or possibly even some type of soap ???

What do you guys use for buffing up your carbon frames? Any suggestions?

Cheers all!!

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Tony Farrelly [2893 posts] 5 years ago
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Spooky, we've got a review of a carbon polish - slated to publish this evening from Brunox. I'll move it up the queue a bit

Got to say we use nothing fancier than a damp cloth

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pjay [251 posts] 5 years ago
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Babywipes. I would have thought Duraglit and Brasso were too abrasive for any bicycle frame.

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issacforce [212 posts] 5 years ago
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+1 for babywipes use them to clean bike all the time  3

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cborrman [88 posts] 5 years ago
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Specialized UK recommeneded me to use polish for my s-works frame that was loosing its colour (more grey than black) when wet, (suggesting the laquer was absorbing water) will ask them which one. the s-works frames are light but lack the upper layer of 3x or similar and a heavy going over of toxic polyurathane varnish of most carbon frames, including their own pro versions of the same bikes... in the name of saving weight. I also have a suspicion that the matt top-coat is not as durable/water resistant/ reassuring as the gloss ones????

i should imagine if you have the usual industrial, high gloss, hard-as-nails poly top coat, all you need is baby wipes, etc as above posts say tho. if you are noticing the laquer being thin, the carbon changing hue with water, etc will ask what polish and post back.

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phax71 [287 posts] 5 years ago
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Cheers all...

I'm sure theres a a loada wet wipes lying around here somewhere, may just give her a good wipedown and buff after a weekends riding (weather permitting)..

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ashy_2002 [49 posts] 5 years ago
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multisurface cleaner........... NOT furniture polish ........ have used it for years........ and years...  103