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Old 08-23-2013, 01:25 PM
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polishing tips...

ok im polishing up all my billet and chrome, waiting to get my parts back from paint and powder coat and put my bike back together... Im planning on winning chopper of the month.... i know lofty goals for a first time builder. im using mothers polish on my billet but i have some very small amounts of surface rust on some chrome, i have been told that i can use some light grit sand paper to get it off and then polish and i wont be able to see any scratches... Anybdy have any tips on this.. I dont know how much i trust where this info comes from. Any advice..???? Thanks guys
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:11 PM
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No but 0000 steel wool & water works real well
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Old 08-23-2013, 02:52 PM
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this shit works just fine.



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Old 08-23-2013, 09:01 PM
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Steel Wool gets my vote
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:12 AM
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Aluminum foil gets my vote! Won't scratch the chrome and can be reused over and over!
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:26 AM
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i saw a youtube vid of someone who was using aluminum foil... I thought that was intresting. I used fine steel wool last night and that seemed to work darn good, but i may try the foil just to see how well that works.
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Old 08-24-2013, 06:55 AM
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Yeah, my dad showed me the foil trick back in the early 70's and I've used it ever since!
Lots of people think its crazy but when they try it for themselves it blows them away.
What I like about it is there are no swirl marks and you don't put it on and wait till it dries to wipe it off. It works great on polished parts also!
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great for chrome

I see posts for Chrome polish lots of shops near me use Checkered Flag
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Never been able to use any grit sand paper on chrome, but 400 wet or dry on aluminum works well if you have a machine to buff with, mirror finish... if doing by hand, it would take forever..and still wouldn't get it..
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Old 05-08-2018, 07:11 AM
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...go to the store and get some SOS soap pads, they are simply 00 steel wool with dried detergent, they scour well when wet and don't scratch at all... been using them for years, still the best thing going...

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Turtle Wax Chrome Polish works great and provides protection from future corrosion
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Turtle Wax Chrome Polish works great and provides protection from future corrosion
+1, that's what i had posted above 5 years ago, but the link to a pic is apparently no good anymore.
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Old 06-21-2018, 10:55 PM
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+1, that's what i had posted above 5 years ago, but the link to a pic is apparently no good anymore.
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Old 06-25-2018, 06:48 AM
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thanks, man! things are good for us, as i hope they are for you and yours. and yes, i'm getting old!
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