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My frame looks Horrible:(

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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

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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.

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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.

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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:

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Get a Mr. Clean magic eraser.

It works wonders!

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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