scuffed frame

9 replies to this topic
  • kylwk1500

Posted February 06, 2007 - 06:32 AM


just wondering if anyone knows of any types of solvents or cleaners that can be used to get scuff marks off of the frames on the o6 450's. it is pretty much just from my boots, and i know it will just get back on there eventuually. I am kinda a perfectionist though. any suggestions would be great.

  • 2012 450 xc-w

Posted February 06, 2007 - 07:44 AM


A soapy scotch brite when washing works well.

  • KJ790

Posted February 06, 2007 - 08:54 AM


SOS or scotchbrite pads when you wash it. I prefer the SOS b/c they have a soap in them made for metal that brings back the factory shine.

  • Drfletcherdc

Posted February 06, 2007 - 09:58 AM


Easy fix is to use the scotchbrite like they said. Don't be afraid just scrub off the scuff marks with soap and water. If you are a perfectionist then you will have spend an extra 30 seconds each time you wash your bike doing it.

  • bigbluerider4life

Posted February 06, 2007 - 07:29 PM


i've found brake cleaner to work well...slightly less of a shine over time but some mothers with elbow grease brings it back!

spray some brake cleaner on a rag and scrub

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  • nickrl

Posted February 06, 2007 - 09:01 PM


I have good results with scotchbrite/sos pad and WD40. Wipe off with papertowel. Easy.

  • witdogg

Posted February 06, 2007 - 09:17 PM


PVC primer on a rag. Sounds crazy but it works.

  • meyer fire

Posted February 06, 2007 - 10:06 PM


I use softscrub with bleach and a rough sponge works pretty good for me!

  • 2012 450 xc-w

Posted February 08, 2007 - 05:43 AM


I've heard that using SOS pads can leave small particles of steel in the aluminum causing rust spots. I'd stick with the scotch brite.

  • kylwk1500

Posted February 12, 2007 - 08:08 AM


thanks for all the info guys. I went and rode three palms this weekend, and then watched the races at relient stadium. Not a bad way to spend your saturday. Anyway thanks again for the infor. I cleaned up the bike on sunday, and it looks great.

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