Motorcycle Metal Polishing Reviews and Information
Information on polishing metal motorcycle parts and wheels, including links to different types of metal polish, wheel polish and more!
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More on the wBW Motorcycle Cleaning and Polishing and Product Reviews page, including many different reviews of motorcycle waxes, polishes and cleaners for paint, windshields and other surfaces.
Motorcycle Metal & Frame Polishing: Mirror Finish Polishing provides metal polishing for aluminum, steel, titanium and other metals | 3M has many polishes and paint surface preparation compounds; their “Finesse It II” product recently won top honors in a Motorcycle Consumer News article on scratch removers | Many high quality cleaning and polishing products for show cars are available at DC Car Care | Charlie’s Soap is supposed to be pretty good stuff for cleaning motorcycles | See the wBW Motorcycle Repair and Maintenance page for a section on cleaning aluminum engine cases and parts | Top of the Line carries many different products for motorcycle detailing, including brushes for cleaning motorcycle wheels | Mirror Image specializes in custom polishing of aluminum sportbike frames, swingarms, rims and any small parts – wBW Visitor “T.U.” used their service and writes: “I had my bike frame polished by Mirror Image Polishing from your site and they did an excellent job. Thanks for the referral.”
Refinishing Aluminum Parts – Engine Cases: Some motorcyclists use “PBW” (Powdered Brewery Wash), a fairly inert buffered product used to clean aluminum brewery utensils, kegs, etc. available from many beer making stores
Clearcoat for Aluminum and Metal Parts: Some users have reported good results using Eastwood Diamond clearcoat products (search for item # 10200 Z from the home page); you can polish aluminum or metal and then clearcoat it to protect it and keep it shiny
Chrome Cleaners, Chrome Polish, Chrome Bluing Removal: See wBW Reviews of motorcycle cleaners and polishes | More on the wBW Motorcycle Metal Polishing page, including Refinishing Aluminum Parts – Engine Cases and Clearcoat for Aluminum and Metal Parts
Motorcycle Metal Polishing: Blue Diamond Metal Polish (wBW review) is an easy-to-use liquid chrome polish that works well | Blue Job Chrome Restorer (wBW review) claims to remove bluing and stains on chrome pipes, copper, brass or stainless; money-back guarantee | Blue Away (wBW review) is yet another chrome polish | English Custom Polish has a complete “system” for removing dirt and for polishing all types of bare metals | Flitz is a stainless steel or chrome cleaner; they also carry micofiber cloths and metal polishes | Stirling Chrome Polish – NOTE: it appears that they are no longer in business, can anyone confirm? | GP Motorcycle Metal Polish (UK) | Mother’s Billet Metal Polish and Mag and Aluminum Polish; they also carry Chrome Polish and Clearcoat Wheel Polish and polishing pads | Magic Mix Metal Polish is also known as the “Lazy Man’s Polish”; available at Holeshot Performance
wBW Video: Metal Polishing With Star Clean Metal Polish
Chrome Plating: Custom Coatings does copper-nickel-chrome triple electroplating (chrome plating) of plastic parts, including fiberglass; they can also restore pot metal parts | Graves Plating has been doing it for 50 years | Classic Components has been plating since 1987; specializes in wheels | Try Blue-Job, “the world’s best chrome polish”, made in the USA, satisfaction guaranteed and supposedly works to restore blued chrome pipes | Perfect Plating (Camden, SC) has many chromed motorcycle wheels in stock or will chrome yours “fast”; also do chrome plating and gold plating on wheels and swingarms; no website, call 803-424-0507 | Cyrus A-chrome (Willingboro, NJ) does chrome and gold plating on aluminum, steel and plastic; no website, call 609-871-1489
Anodizing: See the wBW Technical Articles page for information on DIY anodizing | Here’s a source for anodizing – R&J Metal Finishing, 273 Gould Ave., Depew, NY ( Near Buffalo), 716-683-2838, Diane Willis Owner, $ 35.00 min charge, UPS daily, many many colors ( black, red, yellow, pink, purple, blue, green, brown) she can turn parts around the same day most of the time | See the footpeg section below for sources for anodized footpegs
wBW Video: Wheel Polishing Products Demonstrated
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