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Old 07-05-2007, 04:43 PM   #1
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My "rained out" project

Well since the weather has been since.....forever. I decided to pretty much take apart my bike and polish the frame. A few people gave me pointers on how to do it and my dad gave me some ideas and I went from there. All in all it was a fun little project and the polishing is not going to stop there. Here are some pics from my phone. Enjoy

My "rained out" project

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And for anyone wondering what I used. Heres all the stuff.

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Old 07-05-2007, 04:45 PM   #2
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i bet you that aircraft stripper worked pretty easily
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Old 07-05-2007, 04:46 PM   #3
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You bet it did! Thats some bad $hit
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i always recomend that when people start talking about polishing. beats the out of a dremel and sand paper
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you only used 600 grit sandpaper?
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you only used 600 grit sandpaper?
Yes?
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i would go to at least 1500.
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:42 PM   #9
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If Home Depot doesn't carry 1500 that where do you suggest I go?
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paint shop or you might be able to get some from a body shop
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Old 07-05-2007, 05:55 PM   #11
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yeah i think you gradually work your way up on grit count
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When I polished the swingarm of an old bike of mine, I went from 600-800-1000-1200-polish cream. What is the aircraft stuff for? Do you not need as many steps if you use it?
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afte rthe sandpaper you can get red rouge, and then white rouge, and then jewelers polish. Why only go 80% of the way? BTW, unless you like polishing, i would zoop seal that
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I have polished a few frames and I found that the aircraft stripper, then start at 220 sand paper then I went 320, 400, 600, 800, 1000, 1500. The secret to it is getting the deep scratches out with the heavy paper. Then finish it with mother's. Pretty much jacks your hands up too. You can get it all at auto zone.
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When I polished the swingarm of an old bike of mine, I went from 600-800-1000-1200-polish cream. What is the aircraft stuff for? Do you not need as many steps if you use it?
The "aircraft stuff" strips the paint right off. Just gob on the goo and the paint bubbles up and you simply wipe it off. After that your left with swirls then the sandpaper comes into play...
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NOW ALL YOU HAVE TO DO IS FIX YOUR BLINKER! LOL

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Definetly need to go to atleast 1500 if you want to be a mirror polish.
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you can probably find the paper at your local auto parts store...autozone or oreilly's. i believe even walmart has em.

make sure to gradually step up in grit though.....like others have stated....

600-800-1000-1200-1500....some people even go up to 3000 grit paper.
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Only question now is how do you know when to go up in grit?
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