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Carbon frame polishing

DablueDablue Posts: 2
edited September 2010 in Workshop
Hi All,

I have just bought a second hand Boardman Team Carbon.

The frame needs a good clean but I'm wondering what kind of products are best to use on it? The frame is already patchy with varying degrees of fogging and I just want to bring it back to life.

Any recommedations would be greatly appreciated.




  • ChrisszChrissz Posts: 727
    Wash it with car shampoo, polish any dull areas with T Cut scratch remover and finish off with a decent car polish :)
  • Bar ShakerBar Shaker Posts: 2,313
    As Chris says, the carbon is lacquered, just like a car's paint job and you can use car products on it.

    A milky colour normal indicates that water has got into the carbon. If its just in the lacquer then T Cut until the clouding has gone and apply a good car polish, something like Meguires Gold. Work the polish in to really shine up the surface and then buff it off.

    If water has got into the frame and into the fibre, there isn't anything you can do. The white is microscopic salt deposits and they cannot be removed. The performance of the bike won't be affected but it won't look showroom condition again, unless you paint it in a colour.
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