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Turtle wax

downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
edited February 2009 in The workshop
The green stuff you use for cars... Saw a thing on the web that said rubbing this on the frame of a bike does the same job for the bike as it would a car, so have got a bottle and given it a try. Rubbed the green gunk all over the frame and forks (got a little on the wheel - will have to remove that when it sets :shock: ) and seems to be ok.

What do you guys do to water proof the frame a bit more? I'm going to put on some mudguards later, perhaps a pannier rack too - getting sick of the rucksack. I heard one guy say he put plastic around the frame and taped it over :lol:

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  • teulkteulk Posts: 557
    Isnt that the job of the paint :D seriously tho i use car shampoo (turtle wax) on my bike but i havent gone as far as polish - i think it would do a good job tho.
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  • downfaderdownfader Posts: 3,686
    The trouble I found with the car shampoos was that the wax got on the rims and brakes and thats not a good thing. You then have to remove it to brake effectively.
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