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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 01:43 PM  (Msg. 1 of 41)         



WE NEED A GOOD STRIPPER..NO PERVS A GOOD PAINT STRIPPER



BRUSH IT ON



WAIT FOR PAINT TO LOOSEN



JUST WIPE OFF THE CLEAR COAT



WHAT WE NEED TO POLISH



BEFORE



AFTER



TOTAL TIME




.


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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 01:56 PM  (Msg. 2 of 41)         

It tok me 5 times as long to get the pictures posted that it did to polist the damn thing.


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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 01:58 PM  (Msg. 3 of 41)         

This is just awesome. Thinking about how i have spent hours on my stuff, with different grit sanding papers and sore thumbs to go with it. I actually have a polishing wheel just like the one you have been using here. Guess I´ll go out and get me some heavy duty polishing paste tomorrow...  

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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 02:50 PM  (Msg. 4 of 41)         

That mother's Billet Polish is somehing else isn't. On small stuf you don't even need the drill. Hand work will take care of it.


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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 02:53 PM  (Msg. 5 of 41)         

BRILLIANT!


        
Edited by xamper on Mar 23, 2006 at 02:54 PM



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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 03:30 PM  (Msg. 6 of 41)         


REMEMBER:


If you use paint stripper wear glasses and gloves.

and a long sleved shirt and parhaps a face mask (lol)

THET STUFF WILL BURN THE HOLY s**t OUT OF YOU.


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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 04:06 PM  (Msg. 7 of 41)         

Thanks prince!    I'll bet the same process and materials would work equally as well on fork lowers (if they are removed from the bike or properly masked to avoid the paint stripper getting on fenders, frame, etc.)


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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 04:28 PM  (Msg. 8 of 41)         

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Thanks prince!    I'll bet the same process and materials would work equally as well on fork lowers (if they are removed from the bike or properly masked to avoid the paint stripper getting on fenders, frame, etc.)



Blackbeard did his fork lowers and they look great!


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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 04:50 PM  (Msg. 9 of 41)         

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Thanks prince!    I'll bet the same process and materials would work equally as well on fork lowers (if they are removed from the bike or properly masked to avoid the paint stripper getting on fenders, frame, etc.)


That is why I said to WIPE it off.

You may want to remove the fender and the wheel for better access.

When you wipe it off you can work with the pieces still on the bike.

If you take the stuff off the bike you can use the stripper that you just wash off.


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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 10:19 PM  (Msg. 10 of 41)         

That there stripper - does it melt rubbers? If so it could be a little unsafe to use on the bits that need rubber. I suppose it will remove all manner of lubricants to - eg those long things on the front that s l i d e up and down which have both rubber and lubricants.


rephrasing this - will it harm the plastic switches if I use it on the handelbar switch housings.  



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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 11:23 PM  (Msg. 11 of 41)         

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That there stripper - does it melt rubbers? If so it could be a little unsafe to use on the bits that need rubber. I suppose it will remove all manner of lubricants to - eg those long things on the front that s l i d e up and down which have both rubber and lubricants.


rephrasing this - will it harm the plastic switches if I use it on the handelbar switch housings.  


Just don't get any on plasitic or rubber.

those slide things are your lower legs.

This will work on them too,,,BUT YOU CANNOT GET ANY STRIPPER ON YOUR PAINT.

Use a =small brush and be very careful......I was.


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Posted: Mar 23, 2006 11:47 PM  (Msg. 12 of 41)         

I don't know about anyone else but after reading HUD's entry.....it really started to sound like this should go to the backroom....he he he

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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 06:45 AM  (Msg. 13 of 41)         

Not too sure about other years/models, but there is a chrome ring holding my rubber dust boots in place, so I don't see the need to get the stripper that close to the rubber (still talking about polishing forks here, the backroom discussion about how close strippers should be to the rubber is forthcoming)


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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 07:12 AM  (Msg. 14 of 41)         

Hmmmm   ...strippers.

I love strippers


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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 08:16 AM  (Msg. 15 of 41)         

I'm embarrassed to ask this very ignorant question, but here goes.  

I understand the polishing part, but what does the paint stripper do to the aluminum?

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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 08:51 AM  (Msg. 16 of 41)         

Prince when ya wipe it do you use a wet or damp rag?


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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 08:54 AM  (Msg. 17 of 41)         

oops


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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 09:15 AM  (Msg. 18 of 41)         

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I'm embarrassed to ask this very ignorant question, but here goes.  

I understand the polishing part, but what does the paint stripper do to the aluminum?

biketrash


No need to be embarrased.
The aluminum is covered with a clear coat from the start. This layer has to be removed before polishing.

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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 09:36 AM  (Msg. 19 of 41)         

Many moons ago    when men were men an monkeys chewed tobacä - we used to polish the alloy then put a sealer on it - Does anyone do this now - and if so what sealer do you use.

Used to do this with chrome - put a sealer on it to stop the salt getting to it - anyone still use these?

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Posted: Mar 24, 2006 09:39 AM  (Msg. 20 of 41)         

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Many moons ago    when men were men an monkeys chewed tobacä - we used to polish the alloy then put a sealer on it - Does anyone do this now - and if so what sealer do you use.

Used to do this with chrome - put a sealer on it to stop the salt getting to it - anyone still use these?

avag'day


As the first Scandinavian i have ordered Zoopseal. i am going to give it a try. I have heard fantastic stories about it when used on polished aluminum.

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