Katie restores antique furniture for a living. To revive a finish thatâ€™s got dirty and dull over time she uses a mixture that contains turps, white spirit, ammonia and French Polish. Getting the Ano finish on your Nicolai back to its former glory is a lot easier.
First off give the bike a wash with soap and water to get the mud off (Hopeâ€™s Sh1t Shifter is excellent but we use often just car shampoo which, unlike washing up liquid, isnâ€™t full of salt) and give it a chance to dry. Then just spray a load of WD40 or GT85 onto a cloth and wipe it over the frame. The ano should look like new again.