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Question Restore oxidized old metals

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Replied by Noviastar on topic Restore oxidized old metals

cool show and tell.  I'm getting started on a this kind of project.  Ya its in the restore page.  doing more than metal polish. 

Ill show off the finished metal parts here as well.
 
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21 Oct 2021 19:45 #11

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Replied by Rick C. on topic Restore oxidized old metals

How many bikes you twisting up?
21 Oct 2021 20:07 #12

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Replied by hcdiiiga on topic Restore oxidized old metals

Glad I found this thread. I've never been much on cleaning and polishing bikes, I just knock the big stuff off to work on them. I found this countershaft cover online, mine had a big crack repaired with JB Weld. I also mistakenly ordered the clutch cover but it was so nice and shiny I kept it, (that's reflection under the "Yamaha". The countershaft cover has been blasted, or something. I went to Harbor Freight and got an aluminum polishing kit and tried all sorts of polishes, balms, and cremes, but  I was only making it worse, I finally got it back about the way it was, with 0000 steel wool. I think I just didn't have the nerve to get after it with sand paper, so should I just get all those grits of sandpaper mentioned above and start sanding?

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22 Oct 2021 15:07 #13

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Replied by 1971DT250 on topic Restore oxidized old metals

This buffing wheel on an 1800 RPM bench grinder/buffer works well at getting the aluminum case covers and wheel hubs close to what the factory did.

www.tptools.com/4-Ply-8-Buff-and-Blend-W...321.html?sku=8455-87

Most bench grinders run at 3600 rpm. This one will run at both speeds. The slower speed gives better results from my experience.

www.tptools.com/BALDOR-3and4HP-2-Speed-B...,6136.html?b=d*12983
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25 Oct 2021 14:02 #14

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Replied by Enduro nut on topic Restore oxidized old metals

Those looks fantastic! i did my first polish job last fall and i used a cheap kit that works with a drill. I wet sanded with i think 400 grit, then used the polishing compound that came with the kit. Turned out better then what it used to look like but not as good as yours. I bought a buffing wheel that should help but this post really takes the cake!
Also i didnt know the horn was shiny i guess i better get on that lol
26 Oct 2021 20:43 #15

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