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Question Polished frame

ok I need/want to polish my frame. I can't find any info on this and how to begin. Maybe I'm not searching right?

I need something in detail and any advice if you have done and had an issues. Also list of items needed for this and approx time frame it took you. Post some before and after pics if you have them. I appreciate ANY & ALL help.

I know this isn't in the right place but I couldn't post this in the discussion section/how to's
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I've only polished my wheels...but I would imagine you might want to disasemble your whole bike and have the frame sitting there...aircraft paint stripper...sandpaper 2000 grit wet sandpaper prob start at 600 or 400 and go up to 2000 grit....alot of time on your hands...Mothers power ball with Mothers Aluminum Polish... and alot of water and clean rags... I would imagine it will take you more time then you think...I would say winter project..
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So you'll need...
1.) bike disasembled...with frame sitting beside you
2.) AirCraft Paint Stripper
3.) WaterHose
4.) Rubber GLoves and Mask for Fumes
5.) 400 - 2000 wet sandpaper
6.) Power Ball and a Drill
7.) Mothers Aluminum Polish
8.) Bag of clean rags
9.) Music to listen to and alot of Beer....lol

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I've only polished my wheels...but I would imagine you might want to disasemble your whole bike and have the frame sitting there...aircraft paint stripper...sandpaper 2000 grit wet sandpaper prob start at 600 or 400 and go up to 2000 grit....alot of time on your hands...Mothers power ball with Mothers Aluminum Polish... and alot of water and clean rags... I would imagine it will take you more time then you think...I would say winter project..
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with everything said. I polished the frame on my old 900rr. Looked really good had a good 60-70 hours in it. That is frame, sub frame and swingarm. Used the same technique as stated above. Make sure you cover up what you dont want po;ished because it makes a big mess on everything.Winter project.
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I've only polished my wheels...but I would imagine you might want to disasemble your whole bike and have the frame sitting there...aircraft paint stripper...sandpaper 2000 grit wet sandpaper prob start at 600 or 400 and go up to 2000 grit....alot of time on your hands...Mothers power ball with Mothers Aluminum Polish... and alot of water and clean rags... I would imagine it will take you more time then you think...I would say winter project..
good Luck

So you'll need...
1.) bike disasembled...with frame sitting beside you
2.) AirCraft Paint Stripper
3.) WaterHose
4.) Rubber GLoves and Mask for Fumes
5.) 400 - 2000 wet sandpaper
6.) Power Ball and a Drill
7.) Mothers Aluminum Polish
8.) Bag of clean rags
9.) Music to listen to and alot of Beer....lol


But I didn't use a powerball, just good ole fashioned hand polishing on my 7. Think it looks good this way.
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