Dressing things up a bit.

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  1. Kevlarr

    Kevlarr New Member

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    Ran and got a cheap cotton wheel set last night and spent some free time polishing the covers today and then I decided to dress the edges of the fins. :D
     

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    NunyaBidness Active Member

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    That do look mighty purty.
     
  3. r00t4rd3d

    r00t4rd3d New Member

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    Where those just the stock covers ? The dull gray ones ?
     
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    Looks great, cant beat a good bit of shine.......makes it look cleaner and faster......!
     
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    Right on, looks good man! I took some 320grit to my covers, but your's look way better! Cotton wheel, eh? *on the list now :)

    edit- Did you use any polishing compound?
     
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  6. bairdco

    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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    i used the finest scotchbrite sanding wheel from Ace and some nvr dull polish on mine and it took me about 15 minutes.

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    Why is your pipe and carb on backwards ?
     
  8. silverbear

    silverbear The Boy Who Never Grew Up

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    Looks nice, you guys. I think I may try the mag polish I used on my aluminum canoe sidecar. I had a big buffer for that with scraps of inside out sweatshirt as covers for the bonnet... threw the cloth away when loaded with black and attached a fresh one. I'll try the same thing with a buffing disk for a drill, see how that works.
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    bairdco a guy who makes cool bikes

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  11. Kevlarr

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    Actually they stared out black, went over them with the belt sander first to smooth the casting then the random orbital with a 120 pad. And yes I used compound sticks, settled on just tripoli and white rouge, the black emery really isn't needed on aluminum. Started out using a hand drill then I thought to myself "dummy you HAVE a drill press!" laff

    Funny thing about stripping the paint, I used orange stripper and let all the pieces sit overnight, the paint on the clutch and sprocket cover just fell off when I rinsed them under some water but the stripper didn't even touch the paint on the mag cover and I ended up having to sand it off.
     

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