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    She likes it Raw Dawg....

    Just got done removing all the paint from my 07 Kona Dawg. After all the paint was gone I used a 3M scotch bright pad to give it a satin finish. After cleaning the surface I gave it some clear coat.


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    how did you get all the paint off? sand paper?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Captain Snakebite
    Just got done removing all the paint from my 07 Kona Dawg. After all the paint was gone I used a 3M scotch bright pad to give it a satin finish. After cleaning the surface I gave it some clear coat.


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    Unfortunately, the "swirl marks" are irregular. I think that consistent swirl marks are what make
    a satin finish look more professional. Just my opinion, but you asked.

    Ever try Mother's Mag& Aluminum Polish?

    Not a totally moot point, but you'd have to strip the clear-coat.

    I've done that to more than one frame and/or swing arm and it came out fantastic!
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    I would bust out some Mothers Aluminum polish and shine that baby up. It would look pretty bad@ss then.

    My experience with polishing a frame...
    http://forums.mtbr.com/showthread.php?t=393245

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    And as you state in that thread, you do NOT want to cover the polished frame with clear-
    coat. Leave it raw and re-polish as needed.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Evil Patrick
    And as you state in that thread, you do NOT want to cover the polished frame with clear-
    coat. Leave it raw and re-polish as needed.
    exactly, the clearcoat will scratch and the scratches get dirt in them and look like hell really fast.

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    I did the same thing with my road bike but with no clear. It looks good still, but will probably have to be "re-rubbed" with a scotch brite from time to time.


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    Raw Steel

    For whatever reason, people LOVE a rusty steel bike.
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    Oh oxidation where out though oxidation? Out yonder in the future though oxidation comith and stayith.

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    When you polish a bike, why not go all out and strip/polish the forks too? A stainless seat post would be fitting as well. Maybe bars and stem too!

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