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I have searched this forum and found a couple threads. I want to make the shiny part of my frame look like chrome-crf's or something close. Do I need to sand 300-600-800-1200 before polishing? or what? I have never done this so I don't know the proper steps are. enlighten me. What about maintenance or sealing it after it is nice and shiny? Thanks.

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no need for all that work, just use Mothers Chrome Polish with a buffing wheel on an electric drill. That stuff works wonders. :cry: :cry:

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pickle is right. But it's called Mothers Mag Aluminum Polish i believe.

That's all you need to do. Takes no more than 5 minutes for both sides

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the chrome or the aluminum polish? Mothers makes both. What about scratches? will that method remove them or just make them more visible?

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Deep scrathes will not be reomved. I assume you would have to wet sand to remove deep scratches.

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I wanted to do the same thing as you. So I tried what everyone said, about just using a polish wheel and mothers mag all polish. It didnt come out the waY i wanted it, it wasnt like a mirror, and the scratches from machinging the frame at the factory were still in the frame. SO I went out to the local checker auto store and bought a varity pack of Wet sand paper. I think I used like 4 or 5 differnt grits. I used all that were in the pack. Just get a spray bottle fill it with water, take off ur shourds. start with the lowest number. and sand SAND SAND then switch papers untill ur at the last one. its a lot of freaking work, A LOT!! b ut its well worth it. I have never touched sand paper before doing this, and my frame came out like a mirror. so its pretty easy. As for the polish I use now, I use Honda Goldwing polish. it works the best and I have tried a few differnt kinds of polish, moters, eagel one.. the honda kind works the best for me!! :cry:

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dont do it, i fell into the same trap wanting a polished frame and after sanding all last winter it turned out ok, however after one ride it looked like crap. i dont have time to polish an hour every time i ride, not worth it.

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I wanted to do the same thing as you. So I tried what everyone said, about just using a polish wheel and mothers mag all polish. It didnt come out the waY i wanted it, it wasnt like a mirror, and the scratches from machinging the frame at the factory were still in the frame. SO I went out to the local checker auto store and bought a varity pack of Wet sand paper. I think I used like 4 or 5 differnt grits. I used all that were in the pack. Just get a spray bottle fill it with water, take off ur shourds. start with the lowest number. and sand SAND SAND then switch papers untill ur at the last one. its a lot of freaking work, A LOT!! b ut its well worth it. I have never touched sand paper before doing this, and my frame came out like a mirror. so its pretty easy. As for the polish I use now, I use Honda Goldwing polish. it works the best and I have tried a few differnt kinds of polish, moters, eagel one.. the honda kind works the best for me!! :cry:

Good advice. If you want the mirror finish it's gonna take a lot of elbow grease and a polishing wheel.

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YZB, U gotta Pulish it after every ride, or else it will look like [@#$%&*!].. its just one thing if u wanna do it, do it right, and take care of it,, but if you dont have the time, then dont bother sanding it and just use pulish and a wheel.. just my 2cents :cry:

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Yeah, if you want it to be mirror-like, you will need to sand it smooth to remove the clear anodization on the frame. Once you get through that, the shine will really start to come out. Mother's is definitely the way to go. It's all I have ever used.

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chrome-crf, About what is the top speed with the gearing you normally run. Sorry to get off the top pick for a moment.

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That bike is just sick. :cry:

Ever thought about getting a plate for it? It would be too much fun on the street. :cry:

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I took your advice and hit teh shiny part of the frame with mothers.. wish I had done it sooner. I then proceeded to do the muffler can as well. Not satisfied there... I broke out the sand paper and stripped the paint of the clutch cover and polished it as well. Much nicer!! Thanks for the tips.

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What kind of polishing wheels and stuff like that did you guys use? And how many hours are we talkin to get a mirror finish on the frame?

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