Anyone done any polishing on their sidecovers?

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by nogig, Jul 22, 2010.

  1. leftywoody

    leftywoody New Member

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    Once you get down to a 400 grit wet sand you can start rubbing it down with automotive rubbing compound . A bodyshop or auto supply store can set you up with that . Then finally a polishing compound will bring out a refective smooth finish almost a chrome look . You can get that at a auto store too . You should be able to get small cans of both at Walmart in the auto section .P.S. you will need plenty of soft rags as they will get a black residue from the aluminium .
     
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    does soaking alumn. in bleach turn it a dark gray color,or is that the silver plate I'm thinking of?
     
  3. leftywoody

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    bleach has a high ph and can corrode aluminum.
     

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