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  1. #1
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    Apr 2007

    Polishing Bike Parts - help

    I have a set of Juicy 7's on my bike and on a recent trip with my buddies, my lever rubbed on one of the other bikes while on the bike rack. The result was that part of my lever was rubbed down to the metal. To fix, I was hoping to buff both levers to the metal and then polish.

    I did this on my street bike wheels years ago and it worked like a charm. Anyone had experience polishing their bike parts? What did you use to take off the finish and buff to a shine?

    Any help appreciated. Thx!

  2. #2
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    Nov 2006
    I either use a chemical stripper, or abrasive blasting (soda or bead) to remove the finish, then use increasingly finer grades of sandpaper. After about 800-1000 grit, I go to a buffing wheel with rouge on the wheel, go with the rouge, then go to a clean wheel. Afterthat, a little simichrome polish, and its BLINDING.

    This will work very well on small-ish parts like levers, and also being aluminum it doesnt take much to get it stunning.

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