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Quick-Glo, original

Quick-Glo, original

Quick-Glo, original, 8 ounce jar
Louisianan Rust-and-Scorch mark remover & metal polisher

It’s almost half a pound of paste that removes not just rust, but that scary black stuff that happens when you fry something too long and hot without enough grease. I learned about it from Mel Pinto, an elder statesman of the bike industry, who owned Mel Pinto Imports for almost 50 years, and knew more about bikes than I ever will.
He raved about this stuff and insisted I try some. I did, I “swallowed the Quick-Glo Kool-Aid” (to use an expression I hate but has been used with Rivendell plenty of times), and we sold more than a thousand tubes of it in the late ‘90s and early ‘00s. Then the maker went out of business, probably because it didn’t update its logo often enough and youngsters didn’t buy stuff that looked like something their grandparents used.
I actually tried to contact the seller to see if I could buy the formula and resources for it. That’s how much I wanted it back. My wife wanted more of it, too.
I used it more on pots and pans than on bike parts, but it’s good for all kinds of things, and just recently a father-daughter business acquired what I was trying to get that long time ago, and I’m so glad to hear it’s back in production. A customer told me.
The label says it’s good for tires, too. What are you doing that for?
The label in fact has been updated. Everybody knows an out of work or freelance graphic artist, so things like that happen. I’m happy to report that it still looks good, and it works like always.

Two formulas: Original (the one we sell); and Supa-Fine (not yet, have to try it first, but we have a sample tube)

And now, a message from the manufacturer:

Quick-Glo was originally invented as a rust remover/metal polish. The original formula works great on hard surfaces such as; Chrome, Brass, sinks and where heavy oxidation or rust is present. Quick-Glo has pumice as the abrasive; so instead of sand or other harsh medium pumice breaks down during the cleaning process to smaller and smaller sizes to gently allow for the polishing phase during the cleaning application. If your not sure you should first apply Quick-Glo in a small out of the way spot to see how it works. Start with a small amount the size of a dime and rub gently in a circular motion. The oxidation will quickly disappear. If you’re happy with the results wipe off the excess and your done. If there are small scratches present continue rubbing until your rag turns black, if the scratches are gone great, if not add a drop of water and rub a little longer. If you are working on a soft metal, silver, copper, use the finer formula of Quick-Glo to start with and it should save you some time. Because you are applying wax during the cleaning process always wipe with a clean soft cloth when you finish rubbing to remove all excess wax. Quick-Glo is not recommended for painted surfaces or polished plastics and polycarbonates like headlight covers, Contact with these surfaces will not harm them but repeated rubbing can leave scratches. Quick-Glo is water based so at any time water will remove any dried on Quick-Glo, warm water works faster. Keep the lid closed tight when not in use and store in a cool dry place. If exposed to heat, just set in Sun above 90 degrees for ten minutes shake well to evenly distribute contents and let cool inside below 75 degrees. You may need to shake again after several minutes before final solidification.

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