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post #1 of 8 (permalink) Old 05-26-2007, 08:52 AM Thread Starter
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Hey All!

I need some assistance in polishing my wheels. I have a 93' Suzuki RF600R. I had once found a link that had step by step instructions on how to do this on my specific bike. It also had a list of items you need to accomplish this feat. I would like some info and How-To instructions on doing this. Also of RF riders have polished just the lip on the rims and I think that is a real trick look. Please help.

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This isnt your paticular bike, but maybe it will put you in the right direction.
http://www.r1-forum.com/forums/showthread.php?t=181263
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Thanks!

I reviewed the link you gave me and decided to try it out. I knew once I did, there was no turning back. I love the purple wheels but i would have settled for spraying them black if it did not work out. So I tried it out on a small spot and I am amazed! I took 400, 800 and 1000 grit wet paper, sanded a small area, took "Mothers" Metal and Wheel polish, polished it out, then Mequires sealer wax over the area, then wiped clean. Here is my result. OH YEA!
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WOW that looks nice.
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Thanks!

Im in the process, as you can see, of re-doing the entire bike. The previous owner layed it down and she needed some TLC. So since the weather was too bad to paint her today, I wanted to polish the lip on the wheels but really didn't know how to go about doing it. Thanks for the link and info. I finnished the one side on the rear wheel and will do the rest tomorrow since I ran out of daylight. Here is the "close to finnished" project.
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Hey that looks good, Ive been out polishing on my bike today and it is pita. But when your done, It makes it worth it.
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Re: Thanks!

Love your work, mate.

My wheels have been polished in the same manner, with only the lip done.




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