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    How to polish a ti frame (merlin)

    I've got a scratch on my top tube from the brake lever. Any way to polish this out with something? Its a merlin if that matters. Thanks

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    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    I've got a scratch on my top tube from the brake lever. Any way to polish this out with something? Its a merlin if that matters. Thanks
    I'm not 100% sure but since no one else has replied, here my $.02. Is the frame a brushed finish? If it is, I believe you take a long thin piece of emory (sp?) cloth and buff the frame with the grain of the metal. Before doing this, I would contact American Bicycle Group and ask for their opinion, (800) 229-0198 or (423) 238-5530. Let us know what you find out for sure. Good luck.

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    I've heard a number of people say they have used a scotch brite pad.

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    Quote Originally Posted by mello211
    I've heard a number of people say they have used a scotch brite pad.
    That was how I was advised by Merlin to take out scratches, this is directly from the manual: Surface scratches can be removed with a Type A ( very fine ) Scotchbrite, which is available in most hardware stores. Cut the Scotchbrite into a strip and polish the frame with straight strokes perpendicular to the tube. To renew the frame's luster, apply a light coat of household polish or wax with a soft towel. This is from a 1993 manual, I'm sure that things haven't changed much in the finish of the newer Merlins.
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    Similar techneque works on Clear / Natural Anodizing- if the frame is satin finish I'd dare say it would work... Brushed anotehr toughy but I'd say yeah that might work too. I would contact ABG first.
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    Do an mtbr search for polishing ti

    Quote Originally Posted by mtb_biker
    I've got a scratch on my top tube from the brake lever. Any way to polish this out with something? Its a merlin if that matters. Thanks
    I just did that today and came up with a lot of good info.
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