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    Paint Protection for RZ?

    I have a 2010 RZ120.3 with the matte black paint and the bike looks awesome...except I ended up with a bid ole drop of sweat on the top tube and its made a nice spot that won't wash off....called the folks at Cannondale and said nothing will remove the spot and they don't reccomend using a wax to remove or prevent further sweat "stains"

    any suggestions????

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    Hi. I've found that Pledge works great on my matte black bikes. It darkens and evens out any imperfections, such as water stains, and seals off the paint. It makes the decals stand out more and gives a richer look to the finish.

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    Quote Originally Posted by wareagleguy
    I have a 2010 RZ120.3 with the matte black paint and the bike looks awesome...except I ended up with a bid ole drop of sweat on the top tube and its made a nice spot that won't wash off....called the folks at Cannondale and said nothing will remove the spot and they don't reccomend using a wax to remove or prevent further sweat "stains"
    any suggestions????
    Yeah, sweat more. It's a bike--it's supposed to have scratches, sweat stains, and hopefully a few blood splotches.

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    ya what toby said. just ride your bike and have fun. leave the pretty to the girls or men who act like girls. you could get some window tint material or clear sticky plastic to cover where you sweat but it will just run farther down your frame then

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    tx! took the advice of the thread and did an 18 mile loop in the middle of 90+ degree day...all the sweat spots are starting to meld together now to give it some uniformity!

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    My bike shop told me use Bike Lust. I just bought the exact same bike on Friday and remembered this thread so I asked about that when I picked it up. The LBS told me that this stuff works well on the satin finish, but also loved the Furniture polish suggestion although he had never heard of that one. My bike has had no sweat on it yet but...
    I work at a vinyl decal printing company, and plan to put some satin clear low tack material over the "sweat spot" when I get home and see how it looks. If it works well I will send some out to anyone that wants it that owns the same bike! I also plan to do the same with the crank arms.
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    Quote Originally Posted by wareagleguy
    tx! took the advice of the thread and did an 18 mile loop in the middle of 90+ degree day...all the sweat spots are starting to meld together now to give it some uniformity!
    Great start! Now you just need to dab on a little blood--and your bike will be fully customized!

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