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Titanium frame polishing advice

Mar 18, 2009
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Okay...so I buffed off the annoying anouncements that were "etched" into my titanium frame. So far, I've only done a test-removal on right rear chainstay.

The removal went well, the bike shop's website is now gone, however my brushed-finish frame now has a relatively highly polished chainstay...

So, does anyone know how to get it back to brushed finish? Steel wool?

Fine grit sand paper? I have up to 1000 grit...but before I start "sanding" I thought I'd better check in
Aug 4, 2009
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They use spirit of salts or hydrochloric acid to do the etching so that is what you should use to remove it.

I have a Bianchi Matta S9 with carbon forks for 4 years so I used a weak mix
to freshen up my frame looks like new now then finish off with armerall .

Builders use it to clean bricks and it is used for cleaning copper wires for soldering.

treat it with respect wear glasses and rubber gloves.