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Old 04-29-2010, 03:08 PM   #1
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Exclamation well, i just said f**k it and decided to polish my frame.

i decided to polish the frame & swingarm on my 2000 zx9r. it took a while, not knowing what i was really doing, but i think it came out alright. i got an aluminum polishing kit from harbor freight ($15), aircraft paint stripper, a couple of paint brushes, and lots of sandpaper (800, 1000, & 2000 grits), and a few brillo pad attachments for the drill (to remove the factory swirl marks before paint). didn't cost much, but took a lot of elbow grease. well, here it is...


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APART
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MASKED FOR PAINT REMOVAL
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PAINT REMOVED
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REMOVING SWIRLS
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ALL DONE & BACK TOGETHER
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #2
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Old 04-29-2010, 03:17 PM   #3
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looks good! know why? cause YOU did it!

I polished the wheels by hand one time. took me a few months here and there but it was better than chrome, I tells ya.

when one does it himself, by hand. no one can talk . even if there are imperfections.
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looks great! Thats alot of hard work!
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oh i hate polishing. pain in the azz. but looks freakin awesome, til it gets dirty... then u gotta clean it up again. i did the frame/swing on my tlr, if i could go back, i would have never even touched it...
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thanks everyone! like i said, it took a lot of time (& beer) to get it done, but in the end i'm very happy with it knowing i did it on my own!
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lots of work and lots of upkeep....congrats on a great finish!
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First frame I polised took me a month. Now I can do it in 3hrs.......
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looks good! know why? cause YOU did it!

I polished the wheels by hand one time. took me a few months here and there but it was better than chrome, I tells ya.

when one does it himself, by hand. no one can talk . even if there are imperfections.
Wrd. I stripped the clear coat off of my accord wheels and polished them by hand...and with the help of an air compressor/die grinder ;-) It took about 45 minutes per wheel but did it look better than chrome...much deeper/blacker gloss with a lil satin-finish mixed in for good measure.

OP, the frame looks great waxxx Did you clear coat the frame? I never clear coated my wheels and have to resand/polish them every quarter year scottwax
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i thought about clear coating it, but from what i've read up on it, some clear coats will turn yellow on a polished frame, and i would think it would be kinda hard to get the clear to stick to sucha slick surface. upkeep shouldn't be too much trouble. the wife would rather me be working on it in the garage than actually tearing up the streets on it. lol
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i thought about clear coating it, but from what i've read up on it, some clear coats will turn yellow on a polished frame, and i would think it would be kinda hard to get the clear to stick to sucha slick surface. upkeep shouldn't be too much trouble. the wife would rather me be working on it in the garage than actually tearing up the streets on it. lol
Yeah thats why I asked...clear coat can yellow over time when exposed to sun/heat. Just realize that without it, exposed polished metal will require polishing every few months although the exterior of a frame is so smooth/flat/big,it shouldn't be a problem as compared to a wheel

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dang, those wheels look good!
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man i wish i could get my hands on another set of C2's they would look sweet on my TSX

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man i wish i could get my hands on another set of C2's they would look sweet on my TSX

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It's all about the C3 3pcs But the C2 10 spokes are more pure and true in design

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OP, sorry for the thread jack lol. Let's get back on topic....great work on the polishing!
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dude, good work bro!
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