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Old 12-17-2007, 12:06 PM   #1
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How to get rid of deep scratches on aluminum?

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Old 12-17-2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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suzuki, They have those Chrome snap on frame kits. LOL.


that would take some work to make it look good, that frame also has a coating on it, so you would have to repair and recoat. The how to, I dont know.

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Old 12-17-2007, 12:16 PM   #3
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LOL well dont really feel like spending money to get the scratches removed. Should I spray something on it to prevent corrosion???
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:18 PM   #4
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Polish the frame now !! or powder coat that Bitcz black !!! or blue !!
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:29 PM   #5
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put a decal or two over it??
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Old 12-17-2007, 12:35 PM   #7
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The spot on the tank is already reserved for a sticker. So adding more will just make the bike look funky. Lets just say she already looks different.

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i would go get it polished! Looks near chrome, will get the scratches out most likely pretty smooth and looks amazing!
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Old 12-17-2007, 01:09 PM   #9
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Well i just really need to get those deep scratches removed. Will sandpaper do the job??? If yes, then what grit?
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Old 12-17-2007, 02:08 PM   #10
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If you used sandpaper, you would have to work with a larger grit otherwise you'll be there a while, then work your way down to a 1000 or 1500. Even if you mask off an area, I'm afraid it will still stand out. May come close if you have the patience, but it will still be noticeable.
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That scratch is equivalent to 36 or 24 grits.
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start with like 80 grit and get those out, then move up to 160, then 320, then 800, then 1500, then use mother's aluminum polish, your frame will be as shiny as chrome. there is no way to get those out and keep the brushed aluminum look though
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try sanding them out with a belt sander and go progressively finer like stated above then rebrush with wire wheel to get brushed look back and recoat the area.

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Old 12-17-2007, 04:18 PM   #16
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you could just use some 1 grit sandpaper and put more scratches in it so they'll blend in
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Old 12-17-2007, 04:30 PM   #17
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what do you need sandpaper for? Just get a 12 pack and video camera, does it every time
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Old 12-17-2007, 05:19 PM   #18
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Thanks a lot peeps. I know the end result will not be identical to the rest of the frame. I just want to make it look a little better than what it is right now.
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Old 12-17-2007, 06:20 PM   #20
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Thats cool. What im aiming for is the streefighter look. Dont really feel like getting my bike stolen again so in the end i made the choice to go the streetfighter way.
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