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Author Topic: Engine Polishing Round 2  (Read 1740 times)

D the D

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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #15 on: July 11, 2013, 03:02:55 PM »
Looks beautiful!  Alas, too much like polishing the pipes in the head in boot camp for me.  Left a lasting emotional scar.  I'm going to repaint mine OD.  Looks like plastic, but it's how it came anyway.  :-X
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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #16 on: July 12, 2013, 01:34:08 PM »
thanks for the tips! I started off with 400 wet sanding>hope that wasnt too aggresive..but there is deep black pitting/oxidation? that will not come out with all the cleaning i've tried
 This post was very helpful thanx, will try to post pics too!   
« Last Edit: July 12, 2013, 02:14:32 PM by mbpinto123 »

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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #17 on: July 12, 2013, 03:13:41 PM »
If you started with 400 you will need to sand with 600 before you go to 800 and so on.

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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #18 on: August 02, 2013, 11:44:46 AM »
The best polish I have used very successfully has be a product made in Germany and available in the US is
"SimiChrome" just amazing on the aluminum engine covers and the fork legs as well. It's available on Amazon..a bit pricey but does the job without 90% of the Labor/Elbow grease.  :)
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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #19 on: August 02, 2013, 12:45:22 PM »
Simichrome for chrome and Meguiar's for paint were the stuff back in the 60's and '70s.
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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #20 on: August 08, 2013, 02:48:23 PM »
Have you guys ever used Simichrome polish, I have used it for years and it works great.
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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #21 on: August 08, 2013, 04:53:45 PM »
So have I it's all I use.  ERC
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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #22 on: August 09, 2013, 07:16:37 AM »
I may have to give this Simichrome a try.  Where do you buy it from?

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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #23 on: August 09, 2013, 08:00:37 AM »
I've got some tubes still left from years ago. I would think Ebay if they don't have it in parts stores anymore.  ERC
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Re: Engine Polishing Round 2
« Reply #24 on: August 09, 2013, 08:28:07 AM »
Amazon has it and in Prime too.
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