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Old 12-02-2012, 06:12 PM   #1
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1999 R1 Frame Polishing?

i have just bought a 1999 R1 and the frame has already been polished but it has a few little marks that wont wash out.

can anyone tell me if i have to we sand all over again or do i have to just polish for the marks to come out.

any advice would be helpful.


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Old 12-02-2012, 06:16 PM   #2
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If they are scratches u will have to sand try buffing them first if not well then time to get out the sand paper. Unless u seal the aluminum u usually will have to re pollish it


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Old 12-02-2012, 07:01 PM   #3
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thanks heaps for you help.

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Yup hope it help. U may also be able to get some scratches out with fine steel wool use it wet may help then polish


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Old 12-03-2012, 12:27 PM   #5
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It all depends on the type and depth of the marks. If they are light marks, then you could try some mothers aluminum polish. If they are deep (feel it with a finger nail) you may have to do some light sanding (1000 to 2000 grit) and follow that up with aluminum polish.... just be prepared to put some elbow grease into it... and to maintain it! LOL
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:43 PM   #6
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its not so much scratches, i got them out by polishing but there are some small white stains that look like water marks but their not lol..

ill have ago at 1500 sand paper and see what happens.

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its not so much scratches, i got them out by polishing but there are some small white stains that look like water marks but their not lol..

ill have ago at 1500 sand paper and see what happens.

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Could be water marks or oxidation.... its hard to say without a pic. But if alum polish wont take it out, then try some wet sanding with 1500 as you already stated. Post pics I really miss my 01 R1 If I could find who bought it, i'd really think about buying it back.
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Old 12-03-2012, 02:57 PM   #8
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ill get a pic for you when i finish work.

my bike has been painted harliquin red, blue, green, purple and brown.

it looks pretty not with polished frame and wheels but i need to repolish everything and im going to do thee swing arm.

when i post them let me know what you think.

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Old 12-03-2012, 03:11 PM   #9
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when you polish aluminum, you are eating through the clear anodizing to bare aluminum. This will start forming a new oxidation layer which leaves something like dried milk stains. Once aluminum is polished, you'd need to clear anodize it again to retain the mirror finish.
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just paint the fcking thing black please! Chrome is so yesterday :
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