Aluminum frame cleaning


27 replies to this topic
  • runester

Posted August 02, 2007 - 09:13 AM

#1

Hey all

Somehow my frame has gotten what looks to be a water stain running down the right side of the frame in front of the airbox ...I dont think thats what it is but thats what it looks like, I dont really use chemicals to clean it but if/when I do I get em off quick and dont wash it in the sun, is there any type of metal/aluminum cleaner out there that will clean this?
Thanks!
Rune

  • mmbasa

Posted August 02, 2007 - 09:26 AM

#2

WD40 and a scotchbrite

  • runester

Posted August 02, 2007 - 09:34 AM

#3

WD40 and a scotchbrite

Thanks, but wont a scotchbrite scuff it up?

  • mmbasa

Posted August 02, 2007 - 09:56 AM

#4

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  • Justin89

Posted August 02, 2007 - 10:49 AM

#5

No they wont, I use those and sometimes and SOS pad for the boot marks on the frame and it dosent scratch anything up at all.

  • bigwake

Posted August 02, 2007 - 04:49 PM

#6

try a product from wal mart..its called scratch out..i use it allllllll the time on my cars and frame..whenever you have a scratch that hasn't removed to the paint..use it! this stuff is amazing!! my car gets berry stains from a tree..and this stuff takes it out like nothing! its bascially a car wax...but it works miracles! try it on your frame and see if it goes away..

  • tommyj

Posted August 02, 2007 - 05:49 PM

#7

Simple green and 0000 (super fine) steel wool works awesome!!!

  • bigwake

Posted August 02, 2007 - 05:59 PM

#8

o yes! i can deffinately vouch for that combo! i use it allll the time!!

  • cowboyona426

Posted August 02, 2007 - 06:25 PM

#9

0000 steel wool? :eek: I've been using the 00 and had good results myself. A scotchbrite sponge and some metal polish also helps (blue magic), I've also used orange glo hand cleaner on a scotch brite pad. I'd like to go nuts on the frame and sand it down smooth this winter- I HATE that textured finish!

  • tommyj

Posted August 02, 2007 - 06:31 PM

#10

0000 steel wool? :eek: I've been using the 00 and had good results myself. A scotchbrite sponge and some metal polish also helps (blue magic), I've also used orange glo hand cleaner on a scotch brite pad. I'd like to go nuts on the frame and sand it down smooth this winter- I HATE that textured finish!


i just went with 0000 cause i didn't want to scratch the frame. it works so i just stuck with it.

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  • runester

Posted August 02, 2007 - 10:15 PM

#11

Right on,
Thanks for all the replies...
I think I'll try the steel wool, I have loads of it in my garage for cleaning gasket material off engines, I also think I'll pick some of that stuff from walmart, I got the berry tree out front...drives me F...ing NUTS!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
It is dropping like a thousand a day right now, Thanks to everyone,
Rune

  • bigwake

Posted August 03, 2007 - 07:19 AM

#12

ya..i forgot to mention..the scratch out is in a little yellow bottle

  • Polar_Bus

Posted August 03, 2007 - 09:49 AM

#13

another vote for WD40 and a fine scotch brite pad..... makes your frame look new again.

  • treygreen

Posted August 03, 2007 - 10:18 AM

#14

I used multiple grades of sandpaper and then some mothers aluminum polish. Bling Bling. It does scratch easily again but it will only take 5 mins to buff her back to a shiny mirror like finish. Went to the track two weeks ago and got a lot of compliments.

  • Darvo

Posted August 03, 2007 - 10:23 AM

#15

I use wd-40 and a rough steel wool. I don't like the look of polished frames, so I try to keep the texture to mine for the dull aluminum look.

It just depends on what you like.

  • Red Falcon

Posted August 03, 2007 - 11:12 AM

#16

I use the Scotch Brite maroon pad (recommended in the manual for Honda CRF's. I've used it and it works well.

  • Ga426owner

Posted August 03, 2007 - 11:14 AM

#17

I like the dirty look......so no frame cleaning for me:p :p

  • JSanfilippo

Posted August 03, 2007 - 06:52 PM

#18

I think the water stain is from letting the water sit on the frame too long. When I wash my WR I spray it down with simple green, hose it off and then blow the water off with a shop vac. No water stains even washing it in direct sunlight :thumbsup:

  • Polar_Bus

Posted August 04, 2007 - 04:51 AM

#19

I like the dirty look......so no frame cleaning for me:p :p


Yea, it's fun to pull into the pits with a dirty bike, and just spout off BS like "I just came from Budds Creek racing in the AMA pro-am-vet national series" The gullable young kids fall for it every time.... and then all of a sudden you're GOD in the pits.....

  • Ga426owner

Posted August 04, 2007 - 05:04 AM

#20

Yea, it's fun to pull into the pits with a dirty bike, and just spout off BS like "I just came from Budds Creek racing in the AMA pro-am-vet national series" The gullable young kids fall for it every time.... and then all of a sudden you're GOD in the pits.....


amen:thumbsup:





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