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 Post subject: Wax on Wax Off
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 4:12 pm 
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For Dave H –

I picked up my Roadie in early April that was painted for me just before it shipped. How long must the paint cure before I can apply a regular car wax?

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 Post subject: Wax On Wax Off
PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:03 pm 
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I knew I read it somewhere, it's in the FAQ at:

http://www.gunnarbikes.com/faq.php

It says:

"Polyurethane enamels are, at a microscopic level, porous and, for long-term protection, require waxing. It takes 2-3 months for paint on the frame to fully cure. During this period, if you want to wax your frame, use something very light, like Pledge. After 90 days and after cleaning dirt off the frame, apply a non-breathable wax such as Turtle Wax."

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PostPosted: Fri Jun 03, 2005 7:29 pm 
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Thanks for setting me straight.


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PostPosted: Mon Jun 06, 2005 12:32 pm 
Yup. But these days we like to use caranuba waxes better than furniture polishes. Some waxes "seal" and won't allow the paint to continue to cure.

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PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:42 am 
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Hey Dave, had my new Sport for a week. Absolutely love it! :D It's getting hot and humid down here in Oklahoma and that's putting my sweat glands into overtime. Want to protect that fantastic paint job. Currently wipe the frame down with a damp rag as soon as I get home and then grab a big bottle of Gatorade and admire my new ride. Are the one step bicycle cleaner/polishers from a spray can a no no for now?


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 Post subject: Fresh paint safe wax
PostPosted: Sat Jun 11, 2005 8:35 pm 
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From the Meguiar's web site:

Fresh paint safe polishes

M-03 Machine Glaze

M-05 New Car Glaze

M-07 Show Car Glaze

M-09 Swirl Remover

M-80 Speed Glaze

M-82 Swirl Free Polish

M-81 Hand Polish

A-21 Deep Crystal Polish




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PostPosted: Mon Jun 13, 2005 10:25 am 
Don't be afraid to give your Gunnar a sudsy wash down. (After all most dogs like that!) Use a car wash soap that does not strip wax. Don't use dish soap.

The wash is your first line of defense to remove catalysts like sweat, sticky power drinks, tar, etc. It is also a great time to inspect your bike for any maintenance issues.


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