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Durability of matte finish

Old 05-23-18, 10:42 AM
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I just got a matte black bike. Not my top choice but the only option. I've been wiping it down with my degreaser from the Dollar Store, similar to Simple Green. I just spray it on a microfiber cloth. Seems to work fine. Anyone see an issue?
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I have 2 matte road bikes and agree they can be a pain to keep clean, especially the matte white top tube on my R3. That being said I dig the look so much more than a glossy finish.
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