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Polish aluminum

Discussion in 'Show & Shine' started by Vin Cent, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Vin Cent

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    What's the best way to polish aluminum? And what's the best aluminum polish? And what's the best way to polish the engine with all the fins? Any advice and tip would would be very appreciated!! Thanks Vin cent :chopper:
     
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    There have been a lot of post on polishing. If you use the search box at the top right of this page they should come up. Good luck!
     
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    Mother's Billet, not the aluminum and mag wheel
     
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    This is the stuff..:old2:
     
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    The best way to polish aluminum, is to get someone else to do it. I couldn't find that "someone else" so I chromed all my shit.
     
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    Yes one day I would love to chrome everthing will have to get prices on that. One day
     
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    Adams.
     
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    That will buy more than a lifetime supply Billet :oldlaugh:
     
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    I'm looking into doing that to alot of mine.. pricey, I'm gunna powder coat and Diamond cut my top end first and go from there..
     
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    Yeah, but will it buy all your time back waisted?? :oops:
     
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    But then you don't have money left to buy rags!
     
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    I use wenol metal polish. tube of red for most surfaces and tube of blue (very soft) for some very shiny places. i also use miro fiber rags too
     
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    Or more rad hose..:)
     
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    I just use a black can of spray paint ...boom no more hassle

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    Should spray it when its real hot as well, get the crackle effect..:D
     
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    1 hr twice a year? How many hours to remove everything you wanna chrome and then install it all back on the bike :oldeek: and after that how many hours are you gonna have to work to pay for the cost? did ya add those hours, huh did ya:job:
     

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