polished frame


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  • jimbo uk

Posted January 29, 2009 - 09:07 AM

#1

whats the best way to polish my frame its getting a little grubby dirt staines and so on what do you guys do to get your frame looking realy good???????

  • grayracer513

Posted January 29, 2009 - 09:31 AM

#2

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  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 29, 2009 - 06:09 PM

#3

whats the best way to polish my frame its getting a little grubby dirt staines and so on what do you guys do to get your frame looking realy good???????


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  • Wes Woodin

Posted January 29, 2009 - 06:19 PM

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  • Smokeslider

Posted January 29, 2009 - 06:57 PM

#5

Wes, as far as polished frames go, that sir is impressive!!!!

  • 426 NOOB

Posted January 29, 2009 - 08:09 PM

#6

that was tight

  • KJ790

Posted January 29, 2009 - 08:17 PM

#7

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That's nice! I really wish they would stay like that though.

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  • jimbo uk

Posted January 30, 2009 - 07:01 AM

#8

how on earth did you get your frame like that

  • grayracer513

Posted January 30, 2009 - 09:53 AM

#9

Polishing any aluminum surface, or any other metal, really, is a process that generally follows the same course in every case:

The surface must first be sanded smooth, then progressively sanded with increasingly fine grits, finally ending with something on the order of wet 600-800 grit. At that point, you switch to using abrasive polishing compounds, moving to buffing wheels and jeweler's rouges.

As was pointed out, polished aluminum does not stay that way without continuous maintenance. There are polyurethanes and other compounds that can be used to coat/protect it, but they can have problems with adhesion or yellowing/fogging.

  • gtxkid

Posted January 31, 2009 - 12:30 PM

#10

I thought nobody polished there frame swing arm exc. better than me.
Well you went way beyond me.
I only did the area's you see.
I spent over 200.00 in buffing wheels and 4 different types of roughe White brown grey red.
I found the 3 inch orbital sander by snap on to be the best most usefull tool of all durring this project.
I even used some scotch pads on my angle grinder.
I used 320 then 600 then 1000.
Very little 80 grit i think i used.
They do make a coating to spray over it when done, called POR-15
It need to be put on very light, i found out thicker is not better. and takes very long time to dry (2- weeks)

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  • gtxkid

Posted January 31, 2009 - 12:33 PM

#11

Where did you get those black valve stem supports.

  • SXP

Posted January 31, 2009 - 01:57 PM

#12

Where did you get those black valve stem supports.


My XR400 has them. They are stock OEM items.

Dunno if the newer Hondas also come with them:excuseme:

  • Wes Woodin

Posted February 01, 2009 - 06:40 PM

#13

Where did you get those black valve stem supports.

They are stock on the 2000-2004 Honda cr250s. They are great because they keep the mud out.:)

  • KAS

Posted February 02, 2009 - 10:16 AM

#14

I Just use a green Scotch-Brite pad when I wash the bike to clean up any oxydation on the frame (where your boots rub, etc).

I'm not into the mirror-finish stuff. Looks cool, but not for me.

  • Hallett20

Posted February 04, 2009 - 02:25 PM

#15

Glass cleaner in an aerosol can works great for maintaining polished aluminum. I use it on my twin turbo boat motor, there's ALOT of polished aluminum on it.





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