How To Make Your Bicycle Frame Look Like New

Published on December 11th 2017


Like many of you, here at GCN we love to keep our bikes clean and shiny. To take your bike cleaning to the next level, Jon has some top tips on how to polish your frame. Subscribe to GCN: Register your interest in the GCN Club: Get exclusive GCN gear in the GCN shop! When polishing your bike, you need to first of all make sure that your bike is absolutely spotless. So give the bike a good, deep clean first. If you've got a gloss finish frame, think about using Carnauba wax. It is an extremely hard-wearing and durable wax, meaning your bike will stay looking good for a long time. If you've got a matte frame, don't use a solid wax, as it will damage the finish of the frame, stopping it looking matte. Instead use a thinner, liquid wax that will preserve the matte look of your frame. When polishing your frame, take off as many parts from your bike as you can, ideally just down to the frame and forks. This will enable you to work the wax into all the hard to reach areas of your bike. Finally to stop your frame getting scratched, apply helicopter tape to any vulnerable areas of the frame. Let us know how you get on polishing your frame in the comments below 👇 If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link 👍 Watch more on GCN... How to clean your helmet 📹 Stop scratches on your bike 📹 30 minute bike wash 📹 Photos: © Bettiniphoto / & ©Tim De Waele /