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Old 04-21-2009, 07:44 AM   #1
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Cleaning Metals

In the process of doing a complete once over cleaning of my filthy bike. Some metal pieces have alot of I guess water spots. Particularly my exhaust piping looks really crappy. Any suggestions on how to clean this stuff up and make it look new again?
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Old 04-21-2009, 08:08 AM   #2
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for some reason it seems to get your bike cleaner if you clean someone else's bike at the same time. I will bring my bike over so you can clean it too..........this should greatly increase how clean your bike gets. Not too sure how it works. All I know is it works.


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for some reason it seems to get your bike cleaner if you clean someone else's bike at the same time. I will bring my bike over so you can clean it too..........this should greatly increase how clean your bike gets. Not too sure how it works. All I know is it works.


So, clean my bike to bisch!!!
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which one? they have like a billion and a half different cleaners!
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what do you got going on today mayn? I should be outta werk in about 2 or 3 hours. if you are home, i might swing by and grab that oil pan from you.
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If its polished metal then the metal polish would work the best. Vinegar will cut heavy water shots also without harming paint.
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what do you got going on today mayn? I should be outta werk in about 2 or 3 hours. if you are home, i might swing by and grab that oil pan from you.
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If its polished metal then the metal polish would work the best. Vinegar will cut heavy water shots also without harming paint.
good to know about the vinegar. wasnt aware of that. will try and give that a shot. let the metal soak in vinegar or just scrub it with vinegar?
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Just wipe it down with it. Its the same principal as lime away. It will eat the shell off of an egg. It dissolves the minerals.
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It works the best for the bad spots on glass windshields.
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cool stuff. good to know man. thanks for the advice. will give that a shot.
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Never Dull <----- I always used it on my rims and pretty much, all metals. It's messy on your fingers, so use gloves.... but it will shine some up!!! It's a can with cotton inside, all you do is wipe down the metal real good... then polish it, with another rag... instant shine!!
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i use the white tub of mother's aluminum polish for almost everything... just dont use it on chrome
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I use the mothers with a small sock. It keeps your fingers from getting tired from trying to hold a rag.
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Never Dull <----- I always used it on my rims and pretty much, all metals. It's messy on your fingers, so use gloves.... but it will shine some up!!! It's a can with cotton inside, all you do is wipe down the metal real good... then polish it, with another rag... instant shine!!
I have used never dull before, walmart sells it, worked pretty well on rims. Might give that shot too.
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i have used mothers mag cleaner with good results. maybe a thin steel wool pad for bugs and caked on grime.
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MAAS Metal Polish works pretty well.

Good idea with the vinegar. It's one of the best cleaners there is, but I did not think about water spot removal.
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I have used never dull before, walmart sells it, worked pretty well on rims. Might give that shot too.
ive got a new-ish can in the garage if you dont feel like buying a can
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I dont like to hold the pieces of material. Your fingers get tired. I used ND on rims and gave that up.
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