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Discussion in 'Show & Shine' started by KROGOTH, Apr 27, 2010.

  1. Top1371

    Top1371 Active Member

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    I'm currently using Master Formula's Metal Gloss and Sealer...Good stuff.
     
  2. KaptinAmerika

    KaptinAmerika Well-Known Member

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    Hey Gunny are you just using it on your aluminum or other areas as well?
     
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    Liquid Glass on the paint and chrome. I also use it on the back rim after its polished to seal it. Works great for me.
     
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    KaptinAmerika Well-Known Member

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    How long on the Chromee and Alum?
     
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    onaprwl Onaprwl

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    Just like CaptinAmerica said but more direct to the point, Don't ride it. Trailer it to all the shows, keep it in a climate controled garage and you'll have the look you want!:job: Or, just ride it, do the best you can to keep it up and enjoy.:2thumbs:
     
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    From my own bad experience:eek:, I'd avoid using Liquid Glass on show chrome. But..to each, his own.:whoop: Good luck!
     
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    I'm using it on my aluminum and chrome. Honestly I think for the aluminum I liked mothers better, will probably go back to that or see what all the hubub is about with wizards, since so many folks here seem to like it. The master polish works great on the chrome. The sealer works awesome on both and I will continue to use it.

    Thanks for the tips on the liquid glass, gonna try that on my paint. Also gonna switch back to cloth diapers versus micro-fiber towels. :2thumbs:
     
  8. OrangeSkullz

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    THX man......

    It's a rather "loud" paint job to say the least, but just the way I ordered it. Took about 4 1/2 months for me to get the bike and I couldn't have been happier.

    Not to many folks were into Orange 6 years ago, the color is showing up on more stuff everyday.

    My old High School colors were Orange & Black so I'm kinda partial to it. Nothing like riding around on a "Easter Egg". :lol:
     
  9. KaptinAmerika

    KaptinAmerika Well-Known Member

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    A Halloween Easter Egg to boot.......

    You got photos in the gallery? That is if we will ever be able to get into it again.
     
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    I'm a big fan of orange. My college colors were orange & blue (Fighting Illini, baby!). My 2005 Chopper was orange & silver...loved the paint scheme but hated all the aluminum to polish! Here's a pic. I've also always liked the Eddie Trotta custom orange chopper from a couple years ago in the 2nd pic.

    Anyway, congrats and ENJOY THE RIDE!!!:whoop::cheers:
     

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    Man that Trotta builds some wicked chit.
    Thanks for the pics
     
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    2004BC FREEDOM!!!

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    FYI I polish my aluminum with a 10,000 rpm die grinder, mini buffing wheel, and white or red rouge depending on the oxidization. This actually burnishes the metal closing up the surface so that the aluminum stays shiney a lot longer. If the part can come off then it gets polished on the bench wheel. Just lasts a lot longer then by hand.

    For the paint it's the Porter Cable variable speed buffer, clean pads, and mild polishing compound.

    However, now I'm definately going to go get some of that liquid polish and give it a try for a top coat sealent after polishing. Thank you KaptinAmerika for sharing your knowledge.:2thumbs::cheers:
     
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    yeah, I think I posted some of the bike in there.......
     
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    You have yourself a nice looking ride there! :cheers:

    LOL! I have some pics of that Trotta bike from Daytona Beach a few years back. That bike looked AMAZING in person.

    I actually had the chance to sit on the bike for a bit, and hit Trotta up to sign a t-shirt for me (which I have stored away somewhere :confused:). If I remember right, he was asking in the neighborhood of $65g for that scooter.
     
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    Thanks for the heads up.I had the same problem with Wizards metal polish. It left hair lines in my chrome due to the abrasives in it:bang: But there are no abrasives in Liquid glass, so I would look at what type of cloth you're using to polish? I only use CLEAN 100% cotton cloth to polish, and use light pressure on chrome and paint. :cheers:
     
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    It was awhile ago, a couple Harleys ago, and it was probably a clean micro-fiber cloth or Harley 'Softcloth' (spun cotton). At any rate, once that happened I've steered clear of Liquid Glass.
    Lots of people like it, though. To each, his own...won't be on my shelf again, that's all I can say....:rolleyes:
     
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    I used Liquid Glass on some Aluminum wheels I had once. Thats when I discovered that it really does leave a hard protective layer because the only way to get back to the Aluminum to polish it correctly was to sand them down to get the Liquid Glass off. Of course it might have turned out better if I had polished the wheels right in the first place before the Liquid Glass but I was young and stupid. Since that experience I keep the Liquid Glass on my paint only. Hhhmmm it might be time to do some experimenting though, on some old parts of course.
     
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    He does make some wicked looking bikes. Wish I could afford one!:eek:
    If you go to his website, he's got many of his custom bikes in his photo gallery...awesome stuff!:2thumbs:

    ThunderCycle.com Gallery - Home

    Anyway, sorry dudes for this 'side bar', getting off the original subject, but Eddie Trotta's custom bikes are just too cool to let go without more comment. :)
     
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    BFB Bad dog, no bisquit

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    For quick dust off, try Swiiffer dry pads. Very soft and charged to attract dust on all surfaces. Real quick, and easy to store a couple in your tool bag. 1 small pad will dust the entire bike. Causes very little scratching if any and certainly nothing that can't be taken care of on the next waxing.
     
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    Hmmm...I hope you're joking, right?
    I'm not sure what brand you're using, but the ones in our laundry room are stiff and coarse and wouldn't be allowed within 10 feet of my bike's finish!:eek::panic2:
     

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