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Old 02-27-2011, 10:51 AM
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So I searched and got mixed answers...

I have this white soap looking residue on my frame and swing arm on my bike and no matter how much I wash the bike it won't come off.

Im not sure if it is like oxidation or something but I have some turtlewax rubbing compound and polish and was wondering if I rubbed that on would it work to get rid of it?

Or has this happened to anyone else and if so how do I get rid of it?

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Old 02-27-2011, 12:30 PM
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could it be that wax is already on the frame? I know polish/wax looks like garbage when it gets on the frame. You need a wax remover to get that off. Not sure if its the same thing on your frame though. Any pics?
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:44 PM
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raw frame or black? raw frame try wd-40
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 12:56 PM
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Originally Posted by redzintimidator View Post
could it be that wax is already on the frame? I know polish/wax looks like garbage when it gets on the frame. You need a wax remover to get that off. Not sure if its the same thing on your frame though. Any pics?
My bike is in storage about an hour away but I'll try to get out there and get some pics.
Not sure if it is wax or not? It was there when I bought the bike last summer and I just thought it needed a wash to get it off but it just isn't going away.


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raw frame or black? raw frame try wd-40
Its a black frame.
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 01:07 PM
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Originally Posted by jeffjones View Post
My bike is in storage about an hour away but I'll try to get out there and get some pics.
Not sure if it is wax or not? It was there when I bought the bike last summer and I just thought it needed a wash to get it off but it just isn't going away.




Its a black frame.
wd-40 may still work, might just have to clean all exposed areas of the frame too.
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 02:30 PM
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Try a brush...
 
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maybe the last owner got excited while riding
 
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salt from the road?
 
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Old 02-27-2011, 07:16 PM
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Originally Posted by kx_rider53 View Post
salt from the road?
No its been on there through numerous washes and I scrubbed that area hard, I'll try to get to the bike and post pics tomorrow
 
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Old 02-28-2011, 11:27 AM
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That sounds like your frame has oxidation. Mine has it too. That is the way it looks when aluminum rusts.
 

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