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Old 06-17-19, 11:41 AM
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Bug and tar safe for matte CF frame?

anyone used bug and tar on a cf matte frame? just want to make sure before I cause more problems. I have weird dark spots that look like tar splatter and they won't come off. looking to remove these stains somehow and i'm thinking this will work if it's safe for the frame.
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Old 06-17-19, 03:22 PM
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anyone used bug and tar on a cf matte frame? just want to make sure before I cause more problems. I have weird dark spots that look like tar splatter and they won't come off. looking to remove these stains somehow and i'm thinking this will work if it's safe for the frame.
I think it's used on car finish, so it should be fine for a bike finish. But to be sure, you should test in an inconspicuous spot. The only thing is it might leave a sheen since it's oil based. Regardless wash it off with a mild detergent.
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Old 06-17-19, 03:28 PM
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awesome thanks. not sure there's any part of the frame I want to test it on, but perhaps one small spot underneath the bottom bracket.
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Old 06-17-19, 03:39 PM
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email the oem of the frame?
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Old 06-17-19, 04:50 PM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
email the oem of the frame?
That works.. though odds are you should translate your question into Chinese first.
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Old 06-17-19, 05:00 PM
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WD-40 also works well to clean tar/road scum from matte carbon fibre finish - just rinse well with soap and water to finish.
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That works.. though odds are you should translate your question into Chinese first.
There's an app for that.
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WD-40 also works well to clean tar/road scum from matte carbon fibre finish - just rinse well with soap and water to finish.
That's what I use. Works great.
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Old 06-19-19, 01:16 PM
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WD-40 also works well to clean tar/road scum from matte carbon fibre finish - just rinse well with soap and water to finish.
^^^^^
what he said.

WD40 is pretty safe to try.
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I've found acetone works well without damaging my frame. Actually I've been quite impressed with how tough the finish is on my matte black PlanetX bike. You can get finishing products for matte frames now but I find furniture polish seems to do the trick without making it shiny, surprisingly.
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Old 06-23-19, 06:52 PM
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Originally Posted by Troul View Post
email the oem of the frame?
i did this, they don't recommend anything as they don't want to be held responsible. so that's why i'm asking here.
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Old 06-23-19, 06:53 PM
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Originally Posted by Sy Reene View Post
That works.. though odds are you should translate your question into Chinese first.
well it's canyon so i guess german is appropriate
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Old 06-23-19, 06:55 PM
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i saw this, i suppose its acceptable but wd40 is more anti corrositon that stain remover (WD = water displacement). i ended up getting a mother's tar and bug remover. i'll post what happens if anyone cares.
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i saw this, i suppose its acceptable but wd40 is more anti corrositon that stain remover (WD = water displacement). i ended up getting a mother's tar and bug remover. i'll post what happens if anyone cares.
if mother's doesnt work, see what the father's recommend.


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