How to remove asphalt from RadWagon frame?

DesertTortoise

New Member
Region
USA
I rode through a patch of freshly poured asphalt but thought it was just wet with runoff water at the time, so didn't pay much attention to it. Now, two weeks later, I discovered that the underside of the frame is splattered with black pieces of asphalt. Any advice on removing this, or should I get in touch with Rad's customer service?

Thanks!
 

PedalUma

Well-Known Member
Region
USA
Paint thinner! Then soapy water with a rinse and some Turtle Wax to finish the job so next time it does not stick.
 

mrgold35

Well-Known Member
For next time....

My wife has a white step-thru and I put Lizard skin paint protective film for impact areas: https://www.amazon.com/Lizard-Skins...1424743&sprefix=bicycle+lizard,aps,354&sr=8-3


They make all different sizes and styles to fit you type of ebike. I did the carbon fiber look for my black Radrover on the bottom and top tube.
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DesertTortoise

New Member
Region
USA
For next time....

My wife has a white step-thru and I put Lizard skin paint protective film for impact areas: https://www.amazon.com/Lizard-Skins-Clear-Adhesive-Frame/dp/B01DH218T4/ref=sr_1_3?crid=2DLFOCCRVTJ1K&dchild=1&keywords=bicycle+lizard+skin&qid=1621424743&sprefix=bicycle+lizard,aps,354&sr=8-3


They make all different sizes and styles to fit you type of ebike. I did the carbon fiber look for my black Radrover on the bottom and top tube.
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Thank you! Yes, I have these on my mountain bike. Haven't really thought about putting them on the RadWagon, as I've been thinking of that bike more as a utility truck, LOL. But that's definitely worth a thought.