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PostPosted: Thu Apr 12, 2012 3:40 pm 
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Just about to take delivery of a raw Ali frame and wondered which polish is best for bringing it up lovely. Any recommendations?
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i use autosol.

Wadsy will know.

Velo solo recommend peek.


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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 12:32 am 
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I find :

Autoglym paste - shiny++, little cut
Peek - shiny, more cut
Autosol - shiny+, most cut

Usually just grab the autosol to be honest because its a good blend of defect removal and shine. None of these are going to remove much marking though.

Use 0000 steel wool with one of them and you get a nice slightly matted finish that lasts well. When its super shiny it shows every flaw, maybe not a good thing.

If the surface is really good the Autoglym one produces a really high shine.

I removed about 7 years of mild corrosion using 0000 and Autoglym on my LTS here..

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PostPosted: Fri Apr 13, 2012 10:15 am 
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whhooooaaaa - that's shiny.
Thanks for the advice. It's a new frame being delivered raw. Think I'll give the autoglym a go then.

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