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Old 06-27-2002, 01:03 PM
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My polished lowers are getting a little like yours, I am going to use a diegrinder with a polishing wheel with some red polishing compound to get them bright agian. Then I am going to use some zoopseal on them. I got my order in a few days ago but I cannot test it as it is a two part system that you mix and once mixed it is only good for 3 hours. I will let you know how it works. Here is the link:

http://www.zoops.com/zoopseal.asp

I bought it from www.stylinconcepts.com
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Old 06-27-2002, 01:10 PM
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I use hydrochloric Acid (professional plumbers store or in the marine industry it's call Zing red bottle) but for a chrome look I use 3-m heavyduty rubbing compound a 100%wool buffer pad and about 2500 rpm's I use a dewalt variable speen sander/polisher.
 
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Old 06-27-2002, 01:14 PM
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Home Depot carries a nice little buffing wheel and compound set. You get three sizes of wheels, an arbor, and 3 compounds. Its in the tool area.
 
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My gawd man................don not put any type of acid on bare aluminum........Jesus mighty man that sucker will turn white in a matter of seconds.......

I've polished probably 25 Sportbike frames in the last 6 or so years and anything with alkaline(degreaser) or any type of acidic based cleaner will ruin your day....

If it's too hard to rub out by hand then get some red compound and run a polishing wheel on it........just like the Home Depot stuff......you can put it on a high speed drill.....I do.....works great....

But first try and find some liquid compound with some light cleaner in it........I use a product called Southern Shine.....not sure if ya can get it up there but I swear by it.....anybody that does polish work will understand....you can take this stuff and work a very large area at one time....makes it much easier to "maintain" the shine.......
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I had a buddy that soaked a carb in toilet bowl cleaner. All that he had left were the steel parts.
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Lime away or CLR on your props only. Use a brush or scotch bright pad for stuborn spots. Metal polish for your lowers. BTW, the Lime Away or CLR works great on your exaust tips also.
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Shorgasm,

I have used acidic tiolet bowl cleaner several times on props. It will make them shine like new, and it won't turn them white. I also know of a few marine dealers that use Muratic acid and it works well also. I don't know about on the lowers, but on stainless props it works great.
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