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    How to remove scuffs on frame

    I have a white Tallboy and I just put a big black scuff on the top tube, either from the sole of my shoe or perhaps pine pitch from leaning my bike on a tree.

    Soap and water and rubbing alcohol had no effect. Any other suggestions?

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    Goo gone.rubbing compound,

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    Goo Gone is some great stuff! A little stinky but very effective removing scuffs, residue, or stickers.
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    I tried Goo Gone on another scuff but it removed the shine of the paint. Any ideas for restoring the shine after I get rid of the scuff with the goo gone?

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    White out (quick drying formula)

    Or leave it. It gives the bike character.

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    How to remove scuffs on frame

    I have used Meguair's cleaner wax to remove scuffs with good results. There may be better things to use but that is what I had laying around the shop.


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    Quote Originally Posted by basso_ascot View Post
    I tried Goo Gone on another scuff but it removed the shine of the paint. Any ideas for restoring the shine after I get rid of the scuff with the goo gone?
    huh.. I have used that stuff on about everything from my truck paint to kitchen counters. I have never had a problem with it effecting the finish of anything. Maybe try to use some sort of polish to bring the shine back?
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    Have you tried a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser? I would think that would do the trick in no time at all.
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    Lighter fluid. Squirt on, set on fire(jk! DONT!!), wipe off with cotton ball. Gets rid of the sticky or scuff marks, leaves shiny finish alone. I use it to clean off crayon marks on my daycare table and sticky sticker goo off misc items my daycare kids think would be fun to put stickers brought from home on.

    Lighting it on fire would be fun though. But then you have bigger issues than a tiny scuff. So cereal, just rub it off after you squirt it onto your frame mark.
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    Rubbing compounds and cleaner waxes work well on painted shiny bikes (having a clear coat). Surprisingly, WD 40 is a good cleaner as well. On painted bikes, I treat it like a car, and put wax on it. If you rub the goo gone too vigorously with a rougher rag, you can scuff it up a bit, noticeable on darker colors (of course). Cleaner wax will help that.
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    ^^^Probably your polyester rag contributes to the micro scratches reducing shine. White all cotton tee is better. Polishing compounds for foam pads like 3M Perfect-It 3000 or whatever you can get at a body shop that they use for final polish. You just need a dab and all cotton cloth.

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    I had a white KHS XC604 that had some scuffs on it, and I used a Magic Eraser on it. I would say that about 85% of the scuff marks came off with it, and it left no residue and you couldn't tell that I used it on the paint.
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    I have used Deep woods off with deet to remove tree sap from my vehicles, has not hurt paint so you might give it a try. Not sure if the deets necessary but it's what I had. Hate pine sap.
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    Meguires has a scratch x compound, which works great. Rub it ino the scuffs from a variety of angles, then buff it all out. If it's all from cable rub, cover the area with some clear shield tape...
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    Mr Clean magic erasers are quite effective.

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