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polish a clutch cover? Ive been using paint thinner,wired brushes, and sand paper. The results still arent as as nice as I've seen on other bikes on here. Also, what do you use to get into the tight spots?
 

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joeskin said:
Didnt I tell you what to do already!!! And you know mine looks great
Ill give it a shot. I got the whole week so I guess I can try them all if one way doesnt work. I heard Steel wool works anyone ever try that? I'll stop by Home Depot later and pick up some equipment so someone tell me what I need. My clutch case looks like **** right now!
 

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Wire wheels will tear up the aluminum. They will make it bright but will leave cut marks. If you have a die grinder or high speed drill, Use a 1/4" dowel and wrap red scotch-brite around the end 2 or 3 times and secure with a small zip-tie. This works great for doing contours or tight areas. If you want high polish get some small felt polishing bobs and a buffing wheel for your bench grinder and some rouge.
 

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I sandblasted mine, then used a bit on the end of a die grinder that looks like a round scotchbrite pad. I buffed it with that, then wet sanded with 1000 grit sand paper, then polished it with aluminum polish. The easiest way is to use paint stripper though, then the surface is already smooth and you can just polish it.
 

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SUZUKIRM12594 said:
So......how did you guys do that? Please include a story with your pic please.


gather around boy's and girl's it's story time....





first remove clutch cover or what ever cover/item you want to strip paint off

wait before first step make sure to drain motor oil or well you know



I use Mar-hyde Tal-strip 2 Air craft coating remover...got it at Schucks auto

this product is a little gnarly..use outside or a well vented area, use gloves as well

take item to be stripped and warm it up...if its sunny set it in the sun if not set in front a space heater or use heat gun or moms hair dryer....only warm do not let item get too hot...I say this because when you apply stripper if item is baken you will get a face full of fumes...be warned



you will need a disposable paint brush or an acid brush..if neither available take your sisters tooth brush

apply stripper to item working from top down...you will begin to see results almost instantly...cover part entirely and let stripper do her magic



there are a couple ways to clean stripper and paint from item..paper towel, cloth towel ( a throw away ) news paper



some spots may need to be hit a second time



next you will need to get 3m synthetic steel wool...I get mine at true value hardware...you will find this in the painting dept...get fine-0- and extra fine-000-

start with the fine pad and go to town..when its all cleaned up and you like the look hit it with the extra fine pad and your there...

hope this helps ya out
 
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