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Trees and hand control polishing/ motor fins too

Discussion in 'Show & Shine' started by dentdude36, Jun 1, 2018.

  1. SimpleMan_Omen

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    Maybe you guys aren't rubbing long enough and getting done too soon. :oldlaugh:

    Thanks for the post Dent. This bike is the first thing I've ever owned with chrome.
     
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    Maybe there is a difference between the latex gloves vs the surgical gloves he used


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    I've used the blue ones from an auto store before you don't need a lot of pressure let the billet polish do the work
     
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    Well....thats not chrome that polished aluminum. Haha.

    Chrome you don't need to polish just wipe down

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    Im gonna get surgical gloves from the doctor I’m working for give those I try my trees were all scratched from the orginal owner


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    Well there we go. Guess I should say I haven't had many shiny things. When rebuilding the brakes I did notice that I could put the chrome washers over the wire wheel and they would come out like new. Certainly wouldn't be the same with the aluminum.
     
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    Depending on how deep the scratches are you may need to sand them out also those cheap yellow foam wax pads work great too I use those sometimes too
     
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    Not deep just a lot of surface scratches


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    Post a pic, you may just need to keep polishing them the more you do it the better it will look until you get it where you want it then it's just simple upkeep also never
    Let the sunlight(when not riding ) shine on it when it's in the garage that will dull it back down I let mine cool down after riding and cover it if not with the big dog cover at least a dark colored sheet
     
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    [​IMG]there bad



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    That looks like it could come out. As a gun smith I would use Flitz to get little marks like that out of metal. It was usually steel though as on guns aluminum tends to be anodized and coated. But I'm confident Dent has the non-speculative answer.
     
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    That will polish out no sanding, that's how my orange pitbull looked when I got it and after a few times it looked like my K9
     
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    This isn't trees but kevins methods seem to work pretty welll. 20180602_071538_resized.jpg
     
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    Wrong gloves. You need latex or nitrate. I tried it last night and it looks good. I am going to do the rest of the controls and trees today and we will see how it comes out.
     
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    Well I started on the coolant elbow and I think a few more times this will definitely pop. I was pleased with the first fingering:old2:

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    Ok here we go I changed gloves to these[​IMG]$1.25 for 8 pair dollar general before pic[​IMG]now a after[​IMG]one more good polish look brand new thanks for the pointer dentdude you the man


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    By George, Mike, I think you got it:old2:
     
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    I have boxes of those gloves at work. I'm going to bring some home tomorrow and give that a try.
     
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    I tried latex gloves night did not work as well


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