Weird Scale over my frame?

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Posted: Jan 26, 2020 at 9:34 Quote
So went to have a quick once over of the bike this afternoon, as I haven't been riding over Christmas and new year. Seems like the shed got a bit cold and damp which was to be expected and my bike has got some weird sort of Scale over the frame?? had a go at trying to get it off but I don't want to damage the paint. Any ideas as to what this is and what I can do?

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Posted: Jan 26, 2020 at 10:04 Quote
Try one drop of oil [chain oil] and rub with a rag.
Or try an auto paint wax, most likely the best bet.
Do not spray WD 40 in the same room as your bike.

Posted: Jan 26, 2020 at 10:05 Quote
I'll give it a whirl tomorrow an report back, cheers!
wickedfatchance wrote:
Try one drop of oil [chain oil] and rub with a rag.
Or try an auto paint wax, most likely the best bet.
Do not spray WD 40 in the same room as your bike.

Posted: Jan 26, 2020 at 10:40 Quote
Is that an original paint job or has the frame been resprayed?
If it is the latter then it may depend on what paints were used. Powder coating is pretty much indestructible new or a refinished.

That looks like the topcoat has degraded in some way. A car wax may help or T-Cut, the risk is that you end up making it worse if you take too much off.

If it was a DIY paint job then clean it up and then clearcoat it with one of the two part 2K finishes
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2k-clear-coat-Lacquer-400ml-spray-can/123703183708?hash=item1ccd48c95c:g:ssEAAOSwjBVclTwC


This is the one I used but I it has been mis-priced now as I paid £19.99!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2K-Speed-Plus-High-Gloss-Clear-Coat-Lacquer-Aerosol-2PACK-2K-SPRAY-SYSTEM-x-1/223329369336?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Once activated you have 24 hours, the instructions say 48 but by then it does not coalesce very well (even keeping it in the freezer).

Posted: Jan 26, 2020 at 12:05 Quote
Hi Mark,

It is actually a respray. I couldn't tell you what paint it is as I bought the bike as it is. What you've said about the top coat makes sense actually and I will take another look tomorrow. However the same "Scale" is on the stickers that sit over the top of the paint so I'm not 100 sure.
mark-p wrote:
Is that an original paint job or has the frame been resprayed?
If it is the latter then it may depend on what paints were used. Powder coating is pretty much indestructible new or a refinished.

That looks like the topcoat has degraded in some way. A car wax may help or T-Cut, the risk is that you end up making it worse if you take too much off.

If it was a DIY paint job then clean it up and then clearcoat it with one of the two part 2K finishes
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2k-clear-coat-Lacquer-400ml-spray-can/123703183708?hash=item1ccd48c95c:g:ssEAAOSwjBVclTwC


This is the one I used but I it has been mis-priced now as I paid £19.99!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/2K-Speed-Plus-High-Gloss-Clear-Coat-Lacquer-Aerosol-2PACK-2K-SPRAY-SYSTEM-x-1/223329369336?ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT&_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649

Once activated you have 24 hours, the instructions say 48 but by then it does not coalesce very well (even keeping it in the freezer).

Posted: Jan 26, 2020 at 12:21 Quote
Why would you not spray WD in the same room? WD very well may take that off.

Looks like mold or mildew.

Posted: Jan 26, 2020 at 12:27 Quote
certain lubes and soaps can leave residue behind that looks not to dissimilar from what you have here!

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 8:49 Quote
If you say its on the surface, then a little WD 40 sprayed on a cloth and give it
a wipe and see.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 10:30 Quote
[Quote="gmoss"]Why would you not spray WD in the same room? WD very well may take that off.

The smallest squirt of aerosol WD40 puts a tremendous amount of spray into the room.
The next thing you notice is brake rotor contamination.
Plus your are also breathing that shit into your lungs.

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 10:56 Quote
[Quote="wickedfatchance"]
gmoss wrote:
Why would you not spray WD in the same room? WD very well may take that off.

The smallest squirt of aerosol WD40 puts a tremendous amount of spray into the room.
The next thing you notice is brake rotor contamination.
Plus your are also breathing that shit into your lungs.

YOU KNOW IT COMES IN BULK NOT AEROSOL CANS

Posted: Jan 27, 2020 at 11:43 Quote
[Quote="wickedfatchance"]
gmoss wrote:
Why would you not spray WD in the same room? WD very well may take that off.

The smallest squirt of aerosol WD40 puts a tremendous amount of spray into the room.
The next thing you notice is brake rotor contamination.
Plus your are also breathing that shit into your lungs.

Good grief. I have been using WD 40 for most of my life. Buy it by the gallon and use a WD spray bottle. Have used it religiously to spray dpwn my dirt bikes after cleaning them and somehow I have managed to not get it on my rotors, even using it on my mtn bike susp tubes and dropper post almost weekly! Amazing I tell ya.

If you are that worried about squirting a little WD and cannot control where it goes, then yes, best not to use it.

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