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Guys who have motorbikes have a need to learn how to polish metal. I know I do. I built a polisher ten years ago.


I've spent countless hours standing there polishing aluminum, brass, steel and stainless.
I've learned a bit.
Would it be helpful for me to share what I've learned over the years of doing it so that other guys could do it to their machinery bits and pieces? I'd be willing to share what I've found out the hard way if anyone's interested.

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Would it be helpful for me to share what I've learned over the years of doing it so that other guys could do it to their machinery bits and pieces? I'd be willing to share what I've found out the hard way if anyone's interested.
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** Would it be helpful for me to share what I've learned over the years of doing it so that other guys could do it to their machinery bits and pieces?** I'd be willing to share what I've found out the hard way if anyone's interested.
Absolutely.
+1 I've done a bit a polishing myself but it's always good to learn more.

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I would love to know more also. Never can hurt to learn more.
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I sure could use some instructions on polishing bike parts. Henry
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me to I would like to learn
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I would like that to if you were closer you could use my bike
Just kidding but I need to do it
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why are you asking ??? and not posting???

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This is starting to sound like a Harley forum.

However, one thing I would dois to put a plastic cover over the extended spindle and nut. I'm clumsy enough to let a part slip against the rotating nut and that would take a lot more than polishing to eliminate.A drilled out plastic pipe cap acting as a cover would eliminate a few oopsies.

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i dont polish i know how to do it well in another life i made good money buffing out cars, trucks polishing rims and fuel tanks on big rigs but i HATE chrome and shiny crap its not that it doesnt look good its that its so much work to keep it looking good makes me want to hurl when i worked at the dealerships i spent 90% of my time hanging chrome on semi's one fingerprint and the owners came unglued but thats my 2cents on the subject


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