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Re: Polishing the chrome
I use Auto Glym super resin wax, or luster lace.
Do not use an abrasive polish as it will cloud and scratch the chrome. You can wax chrome with no ill effects whatsoever. Try some pledge on it, you'll be surprised at the results.
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Try using white diamond polish, it has a sealer that makes the shine last longer plus it protects the aluminum. Truck drivers in the US use it to polish their aluminum wheels. It has proven itself to work on my VROD muscle handlebars, wheels, motor and swingarm.
Did you wash and polish the bike lately? sometime we pull the wire off when polishing the top of the trans there should be two wires nuet,and speed make sure they're both on tight. depending on milage could be shot. I'm on my third.
With todays advanced waxes and silicons it is easy to find a protective that does both.But if you would feel better a good wax such as Macguires ora siicon based polish would be fine.Remember the idea is to provide the covering with the regular maintenance regularly;that way you provide the care that any finish needs.
You mean cylinder jug? You don't hone the heads, but they do have special tools for polishing the valve seats. Usually they just spin the valves with a drill motor and some grinding compound to get them to seat tight, water tight. The jugs are honed out with a big brush that looks like something a chimney sweep would use. It has polishing stones on the ends of the bristles. but, they do that after the jugs are bored, they have honing stones for crosshatching the bores, kinda smooths them out. If you don't bore out the cylinders, use one of them. Check it out.
Yes and no, You are talking about the exhaust? You can pull them apart, but I don't think you will get the dent out without some serious tools, and then some polishing stuff to make it look right. A muffler shop with a bending machine might have something, a bumper shop, with old school stuff, dent removal and plating tools might be able to do it. You might just have to wait for somebody on ebay to but a carbon fibre can and sell his stock one.
you'll need some steel wool, use fine if the rust is not bad. No need to scratch the metal too hard for nothing. Second you'll need some metal polish to lubricate, and polish while you rub with the steel wool. Liquid polish works better.. you'll need a clean rag to buff out everything after you've removed the rust.
Rub the metal-polish-loaded steel wool on the part until you see the brown rust pits vanish. Don't do a circular motion, go in a back-and-forth motion instead to match the length of the part. Circular scratches will show even if they are very small. Once you've made all the rusty spots go away, take your polishing rag, a clean cotton t-shirt can do the job, and buff the piece until you are happy with the result. You can always finish with a regular application of metal polish without the steel wool after you're done.
Take some duct tape and put it around the shape of the new port opening. Now put on a second layer of duct tape. This does two things. First it outlines the size and shape of the revised port, and second when the rotary grinder skips out of the port, (as it is going to do a bunch of times), the grinder bit won't nick up the cylinder wall.
The only polishing needed is on the face of the new port area. Give the burned gas a smooth exit into the exhaust pipe. Don't go too extreme on the changes. Too much and you loose performance. This is the voice of experience talking.
A bucket for soapy water
Soap or liquid detergent; automotive cleaners will work
Gloves (to keep your hands clean)
Bug and tar remover
Degreaser and/or engine cleaner
A brush for wheel cleaning
At least two microfiber or 100% cotton sponges
A variety of soft cotton towels and more abrasive rags
A chamois cloth for drying