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Discussion in 'General' started by Jimmy1488, Jul 18, 2017.

  1. Jimmy1488

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    what's the best polish to bring your wheels out shiney and new...
     
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    Your going to get a dozen different answers on that question. What ever you decide to use, do not use a microfiber rag, they scratch. Cotton isn't much better. I use a flannel cloth, with Mothers billet.
     
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    lol!! I am using mothers billet and flannel right at this moment!! (per Shannons Instructions) Works great! Just put the first coat of wax on the new paint too. Used flannel to buff it off, no scratches!! This is the first time polish has touched it since the rebuild, it needed it!
     
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    Chrome works best for me! :oldsmile: :oldlaugh: Na, all kidd'n aside Mothers Billet seems to be the favorite around here, and apparently with flannel.:old2:
     
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    I like the wizzards in a band-aid type metal box or Lowes Toolbox polish. There are many and I have most of them :)
     
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    Lowes Toolbox polish works really well on the rough stuff. I have been using it for a while now.
     
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    Still like Adams.
     
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    There he is!

    Hope all is well Harry! Was about to send an APB out for ya.

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    I'm also using flannel cloth and mothers polish, & 0000 steel wool for some of the oxidized aluminum. Sometimes my high speed buffing wheel is needed to really make the aluminum like a mirror finish, the elbow just isn't good enough
     
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    I've had good luck using a piece of an old Army wool blanket, then going back over it with flannel or an old 100% cotton t-shirt.
    Using cloth that has NOT been in the dryer with dryer sheets works best for me. The dryer sheets contain animal fats, and clothts dried with them do not work to polish out very well.
     
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    I've been thinking about trying a buffing wheel to get the mirror finish .. I use Blue metal polish it makes aluminum look like chrome finish ..
     
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    You can also use a cordless drill. Take a wooden dowel about 12 inches long and tear strips of cotton cloth and tie around one end of the wooden dowel. Start with a slow speed then increase to manage . The reason I use a wooden stick is if it hits the aluminum it won't scar it. You can get some amazing results with this. Hope it helps.
     
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    A mini dremmel with the flex shaft and the tiny buff wheels work for the hard to reach places, just rememeber their little and you will burn down to the arbor real fast if your pushing. Keep it on a low to mid speed, works good on the motor. Mothers billet and Mike The Polishers blue polish is the best ive ever used. Also Dents tip "popsicle sticks" really do help with the fins and the nooks and crannies.

    Dent is hands down the best detailier on here. Well him and RC18, they have two of the cleanest bikes ive seen. Send either a pm for any specific tips.
     
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    Polishers blue polish is what I have I can only find it in love Truck stops but it puts mothers to shame I think ... thanks !!
     
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    Mothers billet polish, can't beat it.
     
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    Mothers and purple slice makes an all metal polish. Don’t use it on paint But works amazing on aluminum. I had them detail it out one of their booths and the aluminum turn down almost as bright as chrome
     
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    Mothers billet polish on aluminum
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    3m marine compound on paint with black foam pad followed by p21s carnuba with bees wax, this combination guarantees a show winning finish
     
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