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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:02 pm 
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Hi there, just curious how to get my paint on my bike looking spanking new and shiny?

What would be the best products?

T-Cut?

Turtle Wax?

I'm planning on getting this spray job for it too (lugs painted black)

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Thanks for any feedback.

Kinetic.


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:16 pm 
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depends on the condition of the paint, some kind of cutting compound if it's in good nick i guess... I use farcela g3 on my car and it's absolutely amazing


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:29 pm 
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The seller has already got the surface rust off it, I just need to get something good to give it a good clean.

I'll keep that in mind but will it be any different for it as it's steel?


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:38 pm 
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Nu Finish The Once A Year Car Polish works ok (I'm in Canada; not sure you can get it in the UK but something similar should do fine).


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PostPosted: Tue Jun 14, 2011 11:55 pm 
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Nope I just had a google and there is none on sale here. :cry:

Thanks for the feed back though.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 6:59 pm 
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T-Cut is a cutting compound i.e. a very very very fine abrasive. It's for removing fine scratches and making dull paint shiny again. If you over-use it, it rubs through the paint!

Turtle Wax is a protective coating that protects the paint against moisture and UV. It also has a nice shiny finish.

My recommendation would be to T-Cut the frame (use a damp cotton cloth), wash it very well with clean water, dry it out somewhere warm and dry, then put some Turtle Wax on it. Reapply the Turtle Wax every now and then.


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PostPosted: Wed Jun 15, 2011 8:48 pm 
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There is a product in the car paint treatment world called a clay bar, it's actually a hard putty type material which de-contaminates paint very well indeed.

Use the clay bar and then a good paint cleaner like Autoglym Super Resin Polish. Both available in Halfords.

Then a good quality hard car wax.

This is my other geek area, car detailing :lol: and my prefered suppliers of kit are i4detailing and chemical guys uk


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 12:36 am 
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AR-CoolC wrote:


This is my other geek area, car detailing :lol: and my prefered suppliers of kit are i4detailing and chemical guys uk


ooo yay, another car detailing geek...! :) are you on any of the forums?


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PostPosted: Thu Jun 16, 2011 8:03 am 
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eg2 wrote:
AR-CoolC wrote:


This is my other geek area, car detailing :lol: and my prefered suppliers of kit are i4detailing and chemical guys uk


ooo yay, another car detailing geek...! :) are you on any of the forums?


I'm a member of DW and DP but very rarely post now.


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PostPosted: Sat Jun 18, 2011 8:30 pm 
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strange chain! :lol:


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