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Old 01-13-2008, 09:12 AM   #1
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Help- Polished frame?

I've seen quite a few, they look pretty good.


Do I just take sandpaper to the frame? Will this cause it to rust over time? :dontknow:




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maybe ill just hit up scootertrash for powder coat....


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I think that be awesome, but $$$$$$$$$$$$$


i dont have
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I have polished a few. It is a lot of work just to warn you.
1.take everything off the bike that is painted
2.buy some aircraft aluminum stripper(autozone)
3.paint it all over the frame
4.wipe all the powdercoat off
5.start with 220 grit sandpaper and sand the whole frame for about 2 days
6.once you have all the factory swirls out with the 220 go to 320
7. 320 to 400, 400 to 600, 600 to 800, 1000 to 1500
8.once your fingertips are gone and you can't see any scratches polish it with Mother's polish
The 220 gets all the deep scratches out and if you move on to the next paper without sanding long enough with the one before the scratches you see will be there for ever.
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could i use a power sander? or would that be to hot?
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If you use a sander you risk the chance of getting low spots. Its better to do it by hand to get a constant feel for what you are doing. For big area I would suggest getting a sanding block from Autozone it will help save you from getting some blisters.
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Like an orbital? You can use that to get deep scratches but on the final pass you need to go one direction like a piece of wood. This is just my opinion and how I have done them.
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gah thats what I thought




what about rust or corrosion?

should I clear coat it after?
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Like an orbital? You can use that to get deep scratches but on the final pass you need to go one direction like a piece of wood. This is just my opinion and how I have done them.
makes sense, thanks homie
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Yeah a sealant of some sort would be highly recommended to prevent rust
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I think if you keep it polished and out of the weather it stays looking good. You can always go back with like the 800 or 1000 and sand any spots on it that get on there then go back with the 1500 and polish. I used 2000 grit on the ones I did. Its about like notebook paper.
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If you are not looking to pay amount of dollars for a clear coat here is a cheap method of preventing the rust. I use to use it on my polished hand gun.http://www.properautocare.com/blwetdiallme2.html
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what about rust or corrosion?

should I clear coat it after?
polishing is really not that bad. . .just keep a steady supply of beer on hand and you won't notice the time spent polishing. There are several "kits" available online that have most of the supplies you'll need. Once you do get your final polish done, i HIGHLY recommend Zoops Seal http://www.zoops.com/home.asp It will greatly enhance the lenght of time between re-polishing. I used to polish my R6 three times a year, but that's probably excessive.
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If you are not looking to pay amount of dollars for a clear coat here is a cheap method of preventing the rust. I use to use it on my polished hand gun.http://www.properautocare.com/blwetdiallme2.html
heres an even cheaper way for it not to rust, Aluminum doesnt rust. it will oxidize though and get all hazy if u dont clear over it when u finish.

And it is a retarded amount of work to polish by hand but if ur willin to spend at least 24 man hours it will be worth it in the end
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heres an even cheaper way for it not to rust, Aluminum doesnt rust. it will oxidize though and get all hazy if u dont clear over it when u finish.

And it is a retarded amount of work to polish by hand but if ur willin to spend at least 24 man hours it will be worth it in the end
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I thought I saw where a swinger pc was $65. You'll almost spend that on sandpaper, beer, and clear coat.
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here is an even better idea to save you time and money. Dont do it, it looks like ! hope this helps.
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here is an even better idea to save you time and money. Dont do it, it looks like ! hope this helps.
isn't this the guy asking about exhaust....and he comes and replies on what looks right?...........Hhhmmmmm
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