After having wiped by Specialized Langster 2017 carbon fiber fork with a water soaked cloth, there's still some sticky brake dust left. How do I remove that without harming the carbon fiber or the matte paint?

Can I use benzine (rensebenzin in Danish)?

Sticky brake dust on carbon fiber fork after wiping with water soaked cloth

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These are what I've used in the past to clean oil grease and brake dust from my Argon 18 Matt finished frame. baby wipes using any sort of polish will eventually make your bike shiny. Find this a quick and easy way to keep my bike clean

  • Interesting - I'll try that.
    – agibsen
    Oct 2, 2016 at 13:20
  • You want the ones that have a little detergent in them and no alcohol.
    – RoboKaren
    Oct 3, 2016 at 2:06

I would not use Benzine or other harsh, volatile chemicals. You could try a mixture of water and a mild dish soap or even better invest in a product that is intended to clean carbon fiber if available in your area.

One that i am familiar with is CarbonPro, i have used their products and known others that have and they seem to work well and are supposed to provide extended UV protection as well as clean and polish. I don't work for them or anything, just the only one i am familiar with.

There website can be found here

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    I would avoid product recommendations in an answer if you can. Rather if possible the general properties (e.g., chemistry) that makes it appropriate for the carbon fork.
    – Rider_X
    Sep 30, 2016 at 22:45

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