Wax that scratch?

sonny73 Posts: 2,203
edited September 2008 in Road beginners
Having purchased my first carbon framed bike and nicking the paint work slightly during a ride I looked in to different ways to sort the scratch out.

Clear nail varnish was the final choice and I'm happy with the result, but I had a riding friend say either a smidge of finger heated candle wax or chain oil would have sealed it just as well!?!?! Both of which I was suprised by.

I wondered what you guys thought on the wax and oil options for future reference?


  • Wouldn't wax or oil wash off?
    Carlsberg don't make cycle clothing, but if they did it would probably still not be as good as Assos
  • sonny73
    sonny73 Posts: 2,203
    I said that too to no reaction, I thought it was an odd comment at the time and wondered if anyone else followed the practice.