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"Aluminum went cloudy!"



 

Hello,

I am looking for a solution to a problem... I am in the process of polishing my motorcycle frame (GSXR600). I started by using oven cleaner, then wet sanded, buffed with black emery compound and then I followed with the red compound (not sure if this is tripoli [affil. link to info/product on Amazon] or jeweler's rouge [affil. link to info/product on Amazon] ?) I buffed with these compounds using a sewn buff.... The frame is extremely cloudy and there are many "pits". Can anyone please tell me what I have done wrong and if there is anything I can do to correct the cloudiness to achieve a mirror like finish?

Thanks so much for your time.

Michelle Den
- Oakville, Ontario, Canada
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Regarding the cloudiness, Michelle, if I were you I'd take my complaint to Ken Perrella of letter 2076 :-)

Ted Mooney, finishing.com
Ted Mooney, P.E.
Striving to live Aloha
finishing.com - Pine Beach, New Jersey
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