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    Polishing Metal?

    How would I go about poilishing the swingarm on our hawks?
    Also, what about the rest of the exposed metal.

    Polishing Wheel? Compound? what kind?

    Thanks!
    '89 NT650 Hawk GT
    '91 CR125
    '99 KX250
    '97 S-10 (AKA Bike Hauler)

    #2
    "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

    • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
    • Ohlins Rear Shock
    • F2 front wheel
    • VFR750 rear wheel
    • Hiperform seat&headers
    • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
    • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

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      #3
      Do a google search on Nuvite polish. It is very exensive but I use it on my all-aluminum polished airplane and nothing else comes close. If you find their site, they sell a sampler kit of 4 of the most common grades of the polish. The sampler kit is 75.00. It is normally 40.00 for a quarter pound can.

      This is a step system, and you either do it by hand or with an electric polisher. It makes it like a mirror.

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        #4
        I polished the wingarm on my ducati.

        You sand it with coarse then fine grit sandpaper then the polish it with rubbing and then polishing compound.... ALOT.

        Much easier with a polishing wheel and it off the bike.
        BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
        Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
        "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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          #5
          Originally Posted by JR
          JR are you sure this isn't chromed! Very nice!
          BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
          Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
          "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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            #6
            Doc,
            How often do you have to re-polish your swingarm? How long does it take to bring it back up (manually)?

            There are pics of a polished Hawk on http://hometown.aol.ca/oreosly/page2.html

            Thanks,
            Blade Zero

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              #7
              It is easier to repolish it, so everytime I wash the bike I would use Never dull on it.

              Even better if you get it clear coated (I think)
              BIKES: Honda: RC31 Racebike/ CRF 110 Mini Motard, DUCATI: 748
              Former MSF Rider Coach / Trackday Instructor/ Expert Roadracer #116
              "I'd rather ride a slow bike fast than a fast bike slow."

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                #8
                Doc,
                no my swingarm is not chromed, but the guy who buffed it to that finish normally anodises parts and if not blemish free shows up in the finish.
                I will be scared to take it out once its back on the bike...........
                "Life may begin at 40, but it doesn't get real interesting until about 150."

                • '88 in Candy Flair Blue + '90 in Italian Red
                • Ohlins Rear Shock
                • F2 front wheel
                • VFR750 rear wheel
                • Hiperform seat&headers
                • MSMotorsport Seat Cowl
                • Steve Lenac Tokico six pot caliper

                Comment

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