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post #1 of 12 Old 01-14-2002, 01:17 PM
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I've got the faster red model with polished wheels. Somehow (I won't bore you with the details) I've scratched the polished portion of the wheel. The gouge is fairly significant (thumbnail stops in it). Is there a good way to polish/sand it out?



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post #2 of 12 Old 01-14-2002, 01:19 PM
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Tenn12 would be the man to talk to. He's polished more aluminum than Alcoa....

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Sound's kinda deep, but that's ok. I'm not sure what

kind of buffing tool's you have if any so I suggest looking

at this site- www.medicaremanager.com/tarheel/



It is not necessary to have a buffer. You can use the

same set up as I use for cleaning. A drill, about 6 inches

of 1/2 inch all thread, a couple of buffing wheel's (6 inch

work's good), and a couple of nut's and washer's to hold

the buffing wheel's. Put on end of the all thread in the

drill. The other end put on your nut, washer, buffing pad,

washer, and nut. Get an abrasive pad with and abrasive

compound and go to work. The scratch will come out. Then

of course use the softer wheel with the polishing compound

to shine it back up.



This set up is great for cleaning polished part's. I hardly

ever use metal polish. This is where it's at.<img src=http://www.ezboard.com/intl/aenglish/images/emoticons/happy.gif ALT=":D">





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Thats my Bro in Tenn talkin' to ya'......

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I'm sure no one can see the scratch at 195 mph, since you have the BAD ASS RED 12, i'm sure you've been there once or twice.....

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We all drive these bikes at exactly the speed limit, or below. Correct?

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sure....

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i do i do

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Absolutely!

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I've got another method, No buffing required.



Take spoon from the kitchen, a regular spoon. Find the direction materal is gouged,



Take spoon and push materal back into depression. All your doing is refilling the gouge with the materal pushed out.



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Of course nobody will see a scratch at 195mph. Not even

at 5mph. The fact is our bike's spend the most time at 0 mph.

It's no big deal to some, but other's would rather not have

it. Hell I enjoy working on mine.

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c'mon man...a spoon?



that's pretty slick...



thanx to all others for the ideas

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