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It's cold out, and as usual I'm looking for something to do, and a thought has crossed my mind that I'm not sure about.

The lower fork assembly is the normal dull chrome. Now I know if I go after it with some Mothers chrome polish and some extra fine steel wool I can bring the fork assembly to beautiful shiny finish, the question is, do I want to. So has anyone ever done this? Aside from making more chrome to clean, are there any other considerations before doing this?
 

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You'll have to polish it from that day foreward, and clearcoat can help, but then it eventually peels, JMHO jimsjinx
 

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Once the ugly clearcoat has been removed you can then use fine abrasive's and mothers aluminum polish to get a very good shine.
After you can polish with lemon pledge then shine will last quite a while.

 

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but that is still a FINE pair of legs -----
 

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The Aluminum will shine for a long time provided you aren't dipping it in mud. I did mine and all it took was a twice a year buff and they last a good long time between polishing..
 

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under my supervision, a friendo of mine did it to his bike, first used remover to get clear coat away. or what was left of it. then sanded a bit, polished a bit and looks like chrome!
 

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Do what yuou want but I'd rather ride than polish. Get all the mecanical stuff done , and clean & dielectric your electrical connection.

I'd get that Wing completely maintained so that as soon as the weather gets better you ride & ride, not ride-repair-ride-repair.

But polished forks do look good, and a lot of the Harley guys are into the polishing concept.

I think cycles look best going down the road.:headbanger:
 

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derekhendry wrote:
it looks great when you do it but a lot of upkeep
Not when it is covered with Lemon Pledge, It keeps it's shine for quite a while, besides when your not riding your polishing yes?
I give mine a good polish at the beginning of the season, wax it and it will not need touching for months.
 
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