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polishing alloys and stainless steel.

in Bike Maintenance Fri Jan 07, 2011 4:23 pm
by Adam • Founder | 304 Posts

I will try and make it as short as possible because its something i could talk about all day, But in simple terms your looking to get the alloy as smooth as possible,the smoother you get it the better the mirror shine.

If its a painted surface like fork legs or casings you need to remove the paint first, you can do this with paint stripper or wet and dry, Start off with 600 grade and keep sanding until the paint is removed, once the paint is removed go to a 800 grade wet and dry then up to a 1000 then finish with a 1200 wet and dry, the smoother the alloy the better the end result is, finally spend as long as you can with autosol, rub as hard as possible and you will see a mirror finish, the more time you put in the better the finish.

Hope it helps, Enjoy.

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