Results 1 to 14 of 14
  1. #1
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    182

    How to clean off 5.10 stealth rubber off frame?

    I have ridden with 5.10 impacts and free riders for the last year and a half and love the shoes but I have a white frame that looks like it has been through a war because all the sole scuff marks on it. I have tried goo gone, simple green, acrysol (paint prep solvent), and a couple other things with no success. Anyone have any ideas on how to clean it off without damaging the paint or clear coat? It's a white painted Santa Cruz frame. I wouldn't care about such things but I am selling the bike.

  2. #2
    High Gravity Haze
    Reputation: Spec7's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2000
    Posts
    411
    Try some toothpaste on a really soft piece of cloth and gently try to rub the marks off with that. If that's too slow, you might pick up a container of rubbing compound at your local car parts shop and work the marks off using that.

    *Note: toothPASTE, not toothgel or products labeled "gel toothpaste". Toothpaste is generally more abrasive than than any of the gels.

  3. #3
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Apr 2012
    Posts
    1,648
    Try some White Lightning in an inconspicuous area (BB shell). If it doesn't damage the finish, go to town. Use a terrycloth towel to scrub it.

  4. #4
    Big Gulps, Alright!
    Reputation: Berkley's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2007
    Posts
    3,223
    I used a buffing wheel on a drill and with some polishing compound to get 5.10 marks off my SC. Took a little bit of work, but removed the rubber without damaging the finish.

    I wouldn't use rubbing compound as it's more abrasive and might scuff up the clearcoat. Same with toothpaste.

  5. #5
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    7
    I would try some rubbing alcohol, it takes off just about anything and you dont have to worry about it messing up your paint.

  6. #6
    Elitest thrill junkie
    Reputation: Jayem's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2005
    Posts
    20,183
    I had a white bike once. Never again, way too hard to keep clean and over time it kind of gets "stained" by the dirt and other things. I don't know if anything looks as nice as a white frame when new, but as you use it it gets dirty/looks nastier a lot quicker than anything else.
    "It's only when you stand over it, you know, when you physically stand over the bike, that then you say 'hey, I don't have much stand over height', you know"-T. Ellsworth

    You're turning black metallic.

  7. #7
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Feb 2013
    Posts
    7
    Thats true, I prefer black or gray bikes they are a lot easier to keep looking new.

  8. #8
    mtbr member
    Reputation: jmmorath's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2008
    Posts
    1,122
    Try Oops! multipurpose spray cleaner.

    Make sure you get the kind that's not for removing paint. That and a bit of elbow grease with a non-abrasive pad should take it right off. The stuff is awesome to get all sorts of things off other things around your garage and house

  9. #9
    usually cranky
    Reputation: b-kul's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2009
    Posts
    10,026
    Quote Originally Posted by Spec7 View Post
    Try some toothpaste on a really soft piece of cloth and gently try to rub the marks off with that. If that's too slow, you might pick up a container of rubbing compound at your local car parts shop and work the marks off using that.

    *Note: toothPASTE, not toothgel or products labeled "gel toothpaste". Toothpaste is generally more abrasive than than any of the gels.

    this all the way.

  10. #10
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    182

    How to clean off 5.10 stealth rubber off frame?

    Ok...a report back on this. The polishing compound that I picked up at the auto parts store was the ticket. It still took effort but it worked great. Thanks guys.

  11. #11
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Jun 2012
    Posts
    93
    Try a Mr Clean Magic Eraser. Test it on an inconspicuous spot at first of course?

  12. #12
    29er and 26er
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Mar 2012
    Posts
    597
    Have any before/after photos?

  13. #13
    mtbr member
    Reputation:
    Join Date
    Sep 2011
    Posts
    182

    How to clean off 5.10 stealth rubber off frame?

    How to clean off 5.10 stealth rubber off frame?-imageuploadedbytapatalk1362152357.902110.jpg
    Here is an after pic. I don't have any before pics that are not muddy but it was all over the rear swingarm.

  14. #14
    mtbr member
    Reputation: GhostRing's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2012
    Posts
    261
    Weird - my big ol' Freeriders rubbed the paint OFF my Bandit frame... O.o
    Time wounds all heels...

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •