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1/4/2018 3:19 PM

Thought id share this video. I dont know this guy or anything but he does a damn good job at making aluminum look brand new. Take a look.

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

1/4/2018 3:21 PM

This does the trick as well
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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

1/4/2018 3:31 PM

He does a great job but a pressure washer & Soda Blaster would cut down prep time a huge amount. Stripping it down by hand takes forever........

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1/4/2018 4:32 PM

Tracktor wrote:

He does a great job but a pressure washer & Soda Blaster would cut down prep time a huge amount. Stripping it down by hand takes forever........

Not to mention rinsing off all of that WD-40 isn't exactly great for the environment.

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1/4/2018 5:01 PM

Tracktor wrote:

He does a great job but a pressure washer & Soda Blaster would cut down prep time a huge amount. Stripping it down by hand takes forever........

avidchimp wrote:

Not to mention rinsing off all of that WD-40 isn't exactly great for the environment.

You must be a vegan

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1/4/2018 5:01 PM

avidchimp wrote:

Not to mention rinsing off all of that WD-40 isn't exactly great for the environment.

Der, that’s why you do it at the car wash or your neighbor’s lawn.

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If you're not mixing gas, you're not haulin ass.

1/4/2018 5:11 PM

68 wrote:

You must be a vegan

Nice try.

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1/4/2018 5:25 PM

That's a great video. Thanks for sharing, Acidreamer!

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1/4/2018 5:27 PM

I followed the instructions in the video, and I got this:

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1/4/2018 7:05 PM

eric513anderson wrote:

This does the trick as well
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What did you use? I quit paying attention to your post when I saw a quad in the pic

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1/4/2018 7:46 PM

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Had the bike in the bed of the truck after an indoor ride, road salt/brine corroded the frame a bit so I cleaned it up and couldn't stop myself.
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1/4/2018 7:55 PM

avidchimp wrote:

Not to mention rinsing off all of that WD-40 isn't exactly great for the environment.

68 wrote:

You must be a vegan

avidchimp wrote:

Nice try.

Nah, he is just from California

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Tomac and/or Anderson for 2020.....

1/4/2018 8:06 PM

He's posting a build over in that section. New member to vital with cool info! Check it:

http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Bike-Builds,46/400-2003-CR250,1331568

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1/4/2018 11:15 PM

Tracktor wrote:

He does a great job but a pressure washer & Soda Blaster would cut down prep time a huge amount. Stripping it down by hand takes forever........

avidchimp wrote:

Not to mention rinsing off all of that WD-40 isn't exactly great for the environment.

68 wrote:

You must be a vegan

Why is it uncool to give a shit about the environment? It’s the only one we got.

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1/5/2018 12:03 AM

If you are wiling to put in the elbow grease you can make aluminum look really good without polishing
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Jeffro503's Radiators
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1/5/2018 12:11 AM

I like the brushed stock look. Hate the shiny mirror look.

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1/5/2018 12:48 AM

nothing new

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18 Yamaha YZ450F
94 Honda CR 500
90 Honda CR 500
81 Yamaha SR 500
68 BSA Thunderbolt
69 Triumph Tiger 100

1/5/2018 1:58 AM

Rockinar wrote:

I like the brushed stock look. Hate the shiny mirror look.

Same here. Leave mirror finishes for Harley’s.

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1/5/2018 2:10 AM

FWYT wrote:

He's posting a build over in that section. New member to vital with cool info! Check it:

http://www.vitalmx.com/forums/Bike-Builds,46/400-2003-CR250,1331568

Hes got a video series too on the same bike. Its turning out really good so far

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

1/5/2018 3:32 AM

eric513anderson wrote:

This does the trick as well
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hellbillyohio wrote:

What did you use? I quit paying attention to your post when I saw a quad in the pic

Get a life

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

1/5/2018 4:51 AM

mx216 wrote:

If you are wiling to put in the elbow grease you can make aluminum look really good without polishing
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Jeffro503's Radiators
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FYI...If you spray the polished radiator with Eagle One it will take on a factory looking finish.

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1/5/2018 5:02 AM

mx216 wrote:

If you are wiling to put in the elbow grease you can make aluminum look really good without polishing
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Jeffro503's Radiators
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What are you using to get that finish without polish on the radiator? I cant get green scotch brite to look like that. Are you using blue or red?

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

1/5/2018 9:46 AM

mx216 wrote:

If you are wiling to put in the elbow grease you can make aluminum look really good without polishing
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Jeffro503's Radiators
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Acidreamer wrote:

What are you using to get that finish without polish on the radiator? I cant get green scotch brite to look like that. Are you using blue or red?

First I acid wash them, i use napa aluminum bright personally. Then start with the marroon scotchbrite, followed with the grey scotchbrite. Once the surface is super smooth and clean and you have made sure all of your grain marks from the scothbrite are going the same direction, hit it with SOS pad. I will burn up an entire SOS pad on eash radiator. Once you have SOS padded them the finish has that glisten to it in light but under normal conditions looks just like a a really good brushed job. Here is that frame i posted as it was going together. Engine was done with the same process also while it was apart.

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And here is some KTM stuff done with the same process


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1/5/2018 10:11 AM

avidchimp wrote:

Not to mention rinsing off all of that WD-40 isn't exactly great for the environment.

68 wrote:

You must be a vegan

tcallahan707 wrote:

Why is it uncool to give a shit about the environment? It’s the only one we got.

It’s that most people that wave the flag are hypocrites and don’t fully understand what it is that they are actually advocating for but man it surely sounds cool...

i.e. You do realize that there are open tubes on your dirtbike that release hydrocarbons while you are riding it???

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1/5/2018 10:46 AM

avidchimp wrote:

Not to mention rinsing off all of that WD-40 isn't exactly great for the environment.

68 wrote:

You must be a vegan

tcallahan707 wrote:

Why is it uncool to give a shit about the environment? It’s the only one we got.

Tell that to Trump

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1/5/2018 10:50 AM

mx216 wrote:

If you are wiling to put in the elbow grease you can make aluminum look really good without polishing
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Jeffro503's Radiators
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Acidreamer wrote:

What are you using to get that finish without polish on the radiator? I cant get green scotch brite to look like that. Are you using blue or red?

mx216 wrote:

First I acid wash them, i use napa aluminum bright personally. Then start with the marroon scotchbrite, followed with the grey scotchbrite. Once the surface is super smooth and clean and you have made sure all of your grain marks from the scothbrite are going the same direction, hit it with SOS pad. I will burn up an entire SOS pad on eash radiator. Once you have SOS padded them the finish has that glisten to it in light but under normal conditions looks just like a a really good brushed job. Here is that frame i posted as it was going together. Engine was done with the same process also while it was apart.

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And here is some KTM stuff done with the same process


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That looks really good dude. Ive got a 09 kx250f project im like 50% through assembly. Might just take it back apart and do all that. Nice job

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2009 Kawasaki KX450F
2009 Kawasaki KX250F
2002 Suzuki GSXR 600

1/5/2018 10:51 AM

Like MX216 mentioned above Napa Alumibrite is the business. Just keep away from steel as it will brighten it up but remove any coatings and rust right away. I also have some marine aluminum cleaner for really heavy stuff that makes Alumibrite look like mouthwash.
There are all kinds of cool marine products for aluminum both for cleaning and coating.
A Dremel or 1/8 mandrel rotary with the right bits will make cleaning the nooks and crannies go much faster. So much stuff available on ebay it's crazy............

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1/5/2018 11:16 AM

This Napa brite looks pretty good. Do you just spray it on, let it soak and then rinse off? Or do you scrub with it?

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2011 Yamaha YZ 250 -MX
1996 Yamaha Banshee 350 -Trails
1982 Chevy S10
2005 Pontiac GTO -451rwhp

1/5/2018 11:18 AM

avidchimp wrote:

Not to mention rinsing off all of that WD-40 isn't exactly great for the environment.

I use to spray down my plastic before races with either WD-40 or babyoil. It made the plastic shine and also made rinsing dirt off a lot easier.

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1/5/2018 11:37 AM

eric513anderson wrote:

This Napa brite looks pretty good. Do you just spray it on, let it soak and then rinse off? Or do you scrub with it?

Either one. If just surface then spray one & pressure wash off. Deeper stains and such scrubbing helps. It's probably same/similar as the Eagle One stuff shown in video. Works good for stained white plastics also......

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