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

  1. kyle

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    is that chrome or severely polished al? I heard that polished al can be as bright as chrome just not sure how to get mine that bright
     
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    There are several threads on it. I have been testing different ways to get it really shinny. Depending on how bad it is, sanding works really well. Start with 1000 grit if it's really bad, then work your way up to 3000 grit. If it's just stained and discolored, use 0000 steal wool, then 3000 grit paper. Then finish it off with mother's billet polish. The secret is, flannel cloth. Get rid of the micro fiber rags, they scratch.
    I'll link another post in a minute.
     
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    Wow, I just went back through that long thread. What I wanted to show you is on pages 14 and 15
     
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    Buffalo Industries (60235) 13" x 24" Flannel Dust Cloth, (Pack of 12) https://www.amazon.com/dp/B00N2HQQ3I/ref=cm_sw_r_cp_api_kFrmzbKYN1E9G

    Just ordered these. Cotton flannel. 12 of them for $15 shipped. Didn't know microfiber scratched till Dent said something about it a few weeks back. Tried an old cotton shirt and sure as heck Mr. Blind You Sparkles was right.


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    Polished aluminum here's my pitbull motor
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    I guess I'm going to have to wipe that spark plug cover off, it's still filthy and it's been like a month since I told you about it:(
     
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    Go to Wallyworld and buy it by the yard, for less than $4.00 a yard. Then cut it up in squares and strips.
     
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    K9.jpg I use Mothers Billet Polish. Love that stuff! My bike never sees water. I (Wash) it with Mothers Waterless & Wax spray. Works wonders. In case anyone asks, my K9 is not a garage queen. I ride it a lot. Any suggestions on how to polish a little further in between the fins?
     
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    I use plastic stix can't remember the name of them and a piece of cotton t shirt, mothers billet works amazing on all the aluminum but with the motor fins I found that white diamond works the best
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    Mothers billet seems to do the job for me,tried others but always go back to Mothers
     
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    Mothers billet works well on aluminum, big fan of it. Any suggestions, tips on how to address the dreaded flaking chrome issues,that some of the dogs are prone to?
     
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    I agree mothers billeton everything I just prefer white diamond on fins I get better results
     
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    Inherent problem about chrome...
    Once it's scratched, pitted, or flakes...it's done. You'll have to replace or replate.
    Exactly why I prefer billet aluminum where ever possible.
     
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    Pimp Stixxx are the detail tools Dent is probably thinking about. I have a set and they're very useful.
    Link: http://a.co/5O6732F
     
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    Yes that's them
     
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    I just picked up these gun cleaning swabs, going to give them a try.
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