My frame looks Horrible:(

20 replies to this topic
  • DC_Excitement

Posted July 10, 2006 - 03:21 PM


my alluminum frame looks horrible, i tried many things incuding steel wool and there are some spots that wont come out, or there in areas that you just cant get at. any suggestions on a chemical to use or a new method, sorry i diddent search, its been down every time i try. thanks

  • Bigcr

Posted July 10, 2006 - 03:27 PM


Use the maroon scotcbright pad with carb or contact cleaner.

  • barch88

Posted July 10, 2006 - 04:31 PM


WD-40 and lots of paper towels. Just sit there and whipe, whipe, whipe. It will be black, black, black, then finally it will start getting lighter.

  • Indy_WR450

Posted July 10, 2006 - 05:31 PM


I got one word for you: Mothers!!!!! Awesome at shining up aluminum. Try the polisher. Money well spent! :ride:


  • blue450frider

Posted July 10, 2006 - 07:24 PM


Mothers is great to use and also you can use paint thinner it works really well on my bike.

  • kyle450rider

Posted July 10, 2006 - 07:44 PM


Do not use the mothers unless you want a polished look.THe stock frame has a sandblasted look to it and that is why its so hard to clean.I would try the maroon scotchbrite pad first.Make sure to wet the aluminum before you start wiping.

  • cowboyona426

Posted July 10, 2006 - 10:04 PM


Orange Go hand cleaner on a green Scotchbrite pad worked wonders on mine for the spots left by steel wool leftovers. I just stole one of my wife's dish scrubber/sponge deals, it works great :ride:

  • Markopolo400

Posted July 10, 2006 - 10:05 PM


Get a Mr. Clean magic eraser.

It works wonders!

  • cowboyona426

Posted July 10, 2006 - 10:14 PM


Get a Mr. Clean magic eraser.

It works wonders!

I'll have to steal that from my wife's cleaning supplies also :ride:

  • jamiehughes

Posted July 11, 2006 - 04:35 AM


i put the carbon fiber works covers over my frame, they look and work well. not cheap though about a hundred bucks. but what the hell, ya can't take it with you.

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  • Ranger18

Posted July 11, 2006 - 07:01 AM


Some people don't like the polished frames, but they are easier to clean boot marks off of because the surfice is smooth.
Start with 400 wet/dry sand paper
then 600 - 1000 - 1500 - 2000 - rubbing compound - mothers aluminum polish
then stand back and take a look.

  • chrisl609

Posted July 11, 2006 - 08:15 AM


WD40 & a scotchbrite pad works for me. Cleans it up like new!

  • DPW

Posted July 11, 2006 - 10:04 AM


It's a dirt bike not a Harley...

  • jgerdi

Posted July 11, 2006 - 10:31 AM


simple green to wash ... then scotch brite pad with soft scrub and it looks like new every time... then wd-40 for a show room look.

  • Chasejj

Posted July 11, 2006 - 12:11 PM


What boots do you ride with? The reason I'm asking is my experience with SIDI's and carbon frame guards is not good.I can shred a few hundred dollars in CF in one mud race with my SIDI's.

  • MichiganMXer

Posted July 11, 2006 - 01:44 PM


Greased Lightning

  • aedwards07

Posted July 11, 2006 - 03:37 PM


Use Simple Green when I wash it.Then use a green scotch-brite pad with WD-40 to get the black marks outa the frame.Honda-Brite works well also.

  • DC_Excitement

Posted July 11, 2006 - 05:25 PM


i ride w/ white Tech 8s

  • adam918

Posted August 10, 2006 - 05:29 PM


I also like to use W-D40 and scotchbrite pad

  • KVO-TN1-2beat

Posted August 10, 2006 - 06:18 PM


Get it cleaned up and then powder coat it. There was a fellow in the TT classifieds advertising Powder coating. :thumbsup:

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