I want to polish my frame I'm just finishing up my wheels using aircraft aluminum stripper. Debating on how hard the frame will be. A friend of mine tells me its the worst thing he ever did. Is this true?
Most of the frame is EASY if you have that stipper.
You let it sit for 3 minutes, and it just peels off. For most of the frame it's already polished, you just need to go over it with the steel wool (see #'s below).
The real work is in the part of the frame where the swing arm and sub frame connect to, if you look at it you can see it's more rough then the rest.
If you have an electric sander, its not too bad.
We used 60, 100, 320, 600, and 1000 grits, then steel wool #1, #00, and #0000.
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My frame was a MAJOR pain in the ass to polish! I think it was the anodizing that made it so difficult, but everytime I would get past 800 grit, a black haze would appear, mucking up the shine. Finally settled for an 800 grit semi-shine after many attempts and frustration. I couldn't imagine doing it without an orbital sander, though, would've taken months.
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