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post #1 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-13-2006, 10:14 PM Thread Starter
 
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whats the steps of polishin the frame

iam trying to polish my bike i sand the frame done with 320 and polished that out but i still have some swirls in it whats the steps or sand paper i should use
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post #2 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2006, 05:56 AM
 
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If you've gotten down to 320 grit sandpaper you're about 10% done.

Keep going with finer and finer sandpaper--600 grit, then 1000, then finer if you can stand it. The better job you do here the better the final outcome will be, so suck it up.

Then switch to a buffing wheel with polishing compound. You may end up going through stages of polishing compounds just like with the sandpaper.

Here's one how-to guide I found with a quick Google search:

http://www.finishing.com/109/17.shtml
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post #3 of 9 (permalink) Old 06-14-2006, 05:59 AM
 
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Don't forget the upkeep once it's polished, or you are just wasting your time.
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I thought only squids polish'd there frame?

Maybe i could be wrong

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Maybe i could be wrong

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Two easy steps:
1) Wax on
2) Wax off
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now that u are this far go get it powder coated. the up keep is a pain.
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I'm gonna tell as someone who has a completely polished frame, DON'T DO IT!!! I purchased mine that way and the up keep is a pain, take the advice and get it powder coated.


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