Thinking of polishing my frame....should I???


18 replies to this topic
  • yamahacrazy_310

Posted June 06, 2006 - 05:53 PM

#1

I was sitting there looking at my 450 (not all put back together yet) an was wondering if If I should polish my frame.....I would like to know....well if I should and how??? And if you have a picture of a polished 2006 YZF or an aluminum YZ I would like to see them to see if they look good. Thanks.

  • 2012 450 xc-w

Posted June 06, 2006 - 06:32 PM

#2

http://www.thumperta...ighlight=polish

  • theclone

Posted June 06, 2006 - 06:37 PM

#3

My opinion is that polished frames look ugly. JMO

  • yamahacrazy_310

Posted June 06, 2006 - 06:58 PM

#4

http://www.thumperta...ighlight=polish

:applause: :D :prof:


Couple more questions.....if you don't mind

How much sanding if any did you do?

how long did it take you?

What does it look like now (being a couple months later)

And was it worth it?

  • cowboyona426

Posted June 06, 2006 - 08:30 PM

#5

I wouldn't... not worth the trouble IMO. You'll spend way too much time trying to keep the polished look. Granted I'm not one to talk because I do clean up my frame really nice each time I wash my bike, but to polish the frame and keep it that way is just way too much trouble in my book. Just hit the frame with 00 steel wool or a scotchbrite pad and orange glo hand cleaner after each ride and it will look good enough for most everyone.

  • bumblebee

Posted June 06, 2006 - 10:30 PM

#6

not on the yammy. the frame is too narrow it doesnt have the same effect as polishing a honda frame. not worth it imo

  • 2012 450 xc-w

Posted June 07, 2006 - 05:03 AM

#7

This is a huge amount of elbow grease and determination. I believe the bike pictured was done professionally. When your frame is polished it is going to show wear and scratches more than stock and you will continually be "touching it up". I would advise against it.

  • barch88

Posted June 07, 2006 - 06:17 AM

#8

I personally wouldn't, but if you want to...go for it. I just don't want to be polishing it each time Im done riding, I just want to clean the bike and ride agian.

  • Beanb1

Posted June 07, 2006 - 06:23 AM

#9

My frame has the down tubes and part of the frame polished. It took about 5-6 hours to do. Very light sand paper and aluminum polish. I have to polish the frame rails every other ride to keep them looking good (takes about 5-10 minutes). Yes, the scratches and boot marks will show. Is it worth it? Depends on how you like your bike to look. I'm okay with touching up the polished parts every once in a while for the look.

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  • yamahacrazy_310

Posted June 07, 2006 - 06:38 AM

#10

My frame has the down tubes and part of the frame polished. It took about 5-6 hours to do. Very light sand paper and aluminum polish. I have to polish the frame rails every other ride to keep them looking good (takes about 5-10 minutes). Yes, the scratches and boot marks will show. Is it worth it? Depends on how you like your bike to look. I'm okay with touching up the polished parts every once in a while for the look.

Do you have any pictures?

  • kid on a 426

Posted June 07, 2006 - 11:58 AM

#11

Wes woodin polished his frame and it looked really good but I can't find the thread

  • grayracer513

Posted June 07, 2006 - 12:10 PM

#12

Wes woodin polished his frame and it looked really good but I can't find the thread

Let me see if I can help you....

Look at the second post in the thread.

:applause:

  • kid on a 426

Posted June 07, 2006 - 12:23 PM

#13

Let me see if I can help you....

Look at the second post in the thread.

:applause:

Oh is it Wes's? My pop up blocker won't let me see it :D

  • grayracer513

Posted June 07, 2006 - 12:45 PM

#14

Your pop-up blocker won't let you see a link you click on?

Go to: http://www.mozilla.com/firefox/

Of course, you'll probably have to cut and paste it. Park IE6 somewhere and get a browser that isn't a breeding ground for malicious code.

  • Ga426owner

Posted June 07, 2006 - 12:47 PM

#15

I think it looks cool but I am not interested in doing it...too much more stuff to polish every ride :applause:

  • mxrayser

Posted June 08, 2006 - 02:14 AM

#16

Looks sweet honey necter pie, but ive got enough to do cleaning , maintaining, riding 2 bikes

  • CRF RedRider

Posted June 08, 2006 - 07:43 AM

#17

Go for it. :D It would look pretty! :applause: Can't ride with the bent back wheel until you get it fixed.

  • Thumprding

Posted June 08, 2006 - 07:52 AM

#18

I would not do it. Way too much time to do it and way to much time maintaining it. The only frame I polished was on a FZR750R and I will never do that again to a bike.

  • 02YZ426

Posted June 10, 2006 - 06:31 PM

#19

I sent it out to be done! It only cost $500 Bucks! It's eaiser to clean and looks killer too. Go for it!http://www.weswoodin...63/Default.aspx



Now that looks sweet, good job :applause: I bet thats going to be alot of upkeep though.





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