Chrome Engine???

Discussion in 'Motorized Bicycle General Discussion' started by badguymotor, Oct 2, 2010.

  1. badguymotor

    badguymotor New Member

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    where to get one??????????????????
     
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    I think they'd look ugly imho.
     
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    If you have some time and about $20, you can buy some 240grit, 400, 800, 1500 grit sandpaper and polish your plates, fins and body to a nice shine. I went up to 2000 grit on the clutch plate and then used Mother's metal polish to get it to here you could see your reflection from a couple of feet away. I think it looks better than the chrome, because it looks more professional. But it sure is a lot of work if you go for perfection. I went for "close enough" but am still happy.
    Jim
     
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    That chrome looks pretty bad, worse than production plating like on a shopping cart. I agree with polishing. It looks so much more professional and unlike chromed aluminum, you can polish out a ding or scratch.
     
  7. Nashville Kat

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    Does the chrome heat the motor? It looks great.
     
  8. Venice Motor Bikes

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    A chrome engine actually runs hotter... Flat black works the best for transferring the heat from the engine into the air. (That's why old Volkswagen cylinders & tins are flat black!) ;)
     
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    thats why i got black ,,, but i may paint the head and fins red ... i can allways go to any color i like ,,chrome is nice ,, but has its '' hold backs''
     
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    eBay says they don't ship to Cali...
    Who else doesn't ship to Cali?
     
  11. Maxvision

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    I like the look of polished covers, polished head, black cylinder with polished fins, polished intake tube. Never have to worry about the chrome flaking off (because it will)
     

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