-- The Home Page of the Finishing Industry

on this site
current topics

60,000 Q&A topics -- Education, Aloha, & Fun

topic 17529

Motorcycle frame polishing help


I've started polishing my aluminum ZX9 frame and have a mirror finish, but I can't seem to get rid of the small scratches and swirl marks. I've tried a buffing wheel with different compounds and foam bonnet with rubbing compound and neither will get rid of them. Hopefully I'm being stupid and it's something kinda simple. Any help that could be given would be appreciated, thanks in advance.

Joshua Hanson
- Channahon, Illinois USA


Hey, you're not going to get them all out. Try wet sanding with some 2000 grit paper. That is how I do my frames. It takes a real long time but looks good. Don't forget to sand all in one direction, changing makes more scratches.

John Connelly
- Virginia Beach, Virginia


Go 1200, 2000 then 3000 all wet and you can get these in a d/a pad now also then a 3 stage buff tru-grit {white, blue and pink} these will take anything out you have the 3000 wet is the most important though.

Dan Jean
- Rantoul, Illinois, USA

Q, A, or Comment on THIS thread SEARCH for Threads about ... My Topic Not Found: Start NEW Thread

Disclaimer: It's not possible to diagnose a finishing problem or the hazards of an operation via these pages. All information presented is for general reference and does not represent a professional opinion nor the policy of an author's employer. The internet is largely anonymous & unvetted; some names may be fictitious and some recommendations may be deliberately harmful.

  If you need a product/service, please check these Directories:

JobshopsCapital Equip. & Install'nChemicals & Consumables Consult'g, Train'g, SoftwareEnvironmental Compliance

©1995-2020, Inc., Pine Beach, NJ   -   About   -  Privacy Policy
How Google uses data when you visit this site.