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after lookin how tatty my engine casings were becoming i decided on polishing them up rather than painting them ive made a start using various wire brush fittings in my drill and there startin to take shape, i was just wondering if anyone had any tips on the best method to get them to the finished article . thanks in advance .
 

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will do , if i can figure out how to do it, im not what you would call computer friendly , lmao
 

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Trouble is they are magnesium and go dull really quick.
 

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i done the frame rocker and side cases on my old gixer,damn well wish i didn't it was an absolute bitch to keep mirrored.
but to get the best finish get a kit on ebay that works off a normal hand drill it comes with all the soap compounds aswell.

 

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Swingarm looks dull... thats the trouble, where do you stop!

I know a forum member who had his swingarm professionally polished, but he thought it looked too bling so he rubbed it dull with a scotchbrite pad!!
 

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i think i can add to this................. ive done this before............... it lasted 2 outings!!!!! you really have to keep on top of things and the nooks are so hard to get to once the cases are together, however there is a very, very good alternative which ive used.
a few months ago a was building my first chopper/bobber and wanted to rechrome the spokes and get the rims done. the price was ridiculous.

a friend of mine runs a powdercoating shop. he told me they now do chrome powdercoating. the wheels came out so good i had all the engine cases done, yokes etc....
a set of wheels were only £90. i know you polishing them is pretty much free but the the finish will last alot longer the powdercoating way
 

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swingarm looks dull... Thats the trouble, where do you stop!

I know a forum member who had his swingarm professionally polished, but he thought it looked too bling so he rubbed it dull with a scotchbrite pad!!
true i left it out,GOT WISE AFTER DOING THE REST..
 

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I've done my wheels, swingarm, rad, cap rear shock, kick start rear brake lever and gear selector makes an old snotter look better lol
Oh and the complete exhaust..
 

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Can you anodise mag??,I suppose you must be able to because that's the finsh on a new un !??:scooter:
 
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