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 Post subject: T-Cut on Old Frames
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:13 pm 
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I've got a 70's Claud Butler frame in a non metallic Golden Yellow colour which has a rather dull finish.

Would T-cut be the best way to bring the colour back to life or would it be too abrasive.

The paintwork is not badly faded just a little dull.

Should I try a good quality car polish first.

Thanks for your comments.


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 Post subject: re-finish
PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:27 pm 
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Try MER or FARECLA polish from an automotive shop; far less abrasive and leave a terrific finish after buffing


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PostPosted: Fri Dec 10, 2010 11:43 pm 
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From one kid to another, cheers for the recommendation.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 12:47 am 
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Also look at Scratch X by maguires, they're a big American company who specialize in car detailing, I used it on my 1995 Kona and it brought back the shine.
They have a website and can usually be found in automotive stores.


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:37 am 
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gorgeous frame!


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PostPosted: Sat Dec 11, 2010 1:49 pm 
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Only problem I've found using car waxes on frames is any dings or scratches leave you with a white chalky mark that's a pain to buff off. Having said that, my frames are a lot more manky than anything I've seen on here, so I tend to clean mine with an oily rag :D


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PostPosted: Mon Dec 13, 2010 1:10 pm 
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Farcella followed by 3m super resin glaze which it fills any mirco scratches perfectly,do not use T cut it contains amonia and will do more harm than good


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