Furniture Polish as Bike Polish

I learned this little trick from the LBS I moonlight at on the weekends. When ever they run out of bicycle detailing spray, they use furniture polish to clean the bikes and make them look purdy.

So I ran over to the local dollar store and got myself some cheapo furniture polish. I’m sure Pledge would have worked just as well but I was on a tight budget…of a dollar.

I took one of my dirty frames, a Giant Warp. Here’s a shot to show you how dirty it is.

Sprayed it all over the frame.

Tada! All clean..and it smells like lemons!

The photos doesn’t do the furniture polish any justice. But it’s worth a try isn’t it? I mean, it is only a dollar. Just remember don’t spray it on any braking surface since the furniture polish has some oil in it.

About the author

RL Policar is an avid mountain biker and the Editor In-Chief of MtnBikeRiders.com and BikeCommuters.com. Between the two sites, he's published well over 4,000 articles (and growing).