Calfee recommends using 303 protectant to protect 'non UV Clear Coated' frames (I'm pretty sure Calfee frames come with a UV protected clear coat).303 protectant is recommended by Calfee for cleaning/protecting their matte frames.
Calfee White Paper said:Non-coated frames can be protected from UV with wipe on, wipe off products such as 303 Protectant
How is some bleach that may be a component of dish washing detergent going to hurt your bike?Dishwasher powder has bleach. Probably not a good thing to use.
Use what you like. I just see no reason to use harsh chemicals that could possibly damage the finish when a simple mild soap, rubbing alcohol or even just water would be sufficient.How is some bleach that may be a component of dish washing detergent going to hurt your bike?
I don't think anyone is soaking their bike in 100% bleach for hours on end. The entire bike cleaning process is less than 15 minutes. Spray bike off, wipe with soapy rag, spray off, repeat if necessary. Done.
Use what you like. I just see no reason to use harsh chemicals that could possibly damage the finish when a simple mild soap, rubbing alcohol or even just water would be sufficient.
Not to mention where does that bleach go when you wash it off your bike? Not exactly enviro friendly.
Please don't put words in my mouth. You said you use dishwasher powder, I said that has bleach in it and probably isn't the best thing for your bike. Read - dishwasher powder or dishwasher detergent is NOT dish soap (for hand washing).9
First, I never said I wash my bike with bleach. You said dish detergent has bleach.
Additionally, you have no basis for your claim that the tiny amount of bleach in dishwashers detergent does any harm to a bike.
How is dish detergent anymore harsh than other household soaps?
Environmentally friendly - What are you even talking about?
There is a reason I ignore your posts. Shouldn't have bothered with this one either.