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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 12:18 am 
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Can't beat a rub with a bit of Autosol!
Looks very nice!


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PostPosted: Tue Jul 03, 2012 5:12 pm 
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8) I might give mine a go.


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mass199 wrote:
8) I might give mine a go.


It really is quite theraputic, and once you've worked all the lacquer/clear ano protection off, it's just a case of gradually using finer papers, until the Autosol stage..


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 10:06 am 
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GT-Steve wrote:
mass199 wrote:
8) I might give mine a go.


It really is quite theraputic, and once you've worked all the lacquer/clear ano protection off, it's just a case of gradually using finer papers, until the Autosol stage..


.... it is the ano and clear coat that prevents the surface corroding so how do you plan to protect them?


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wax does a good job of protecting polished alloy, i use it on my car wheels which are exposed to much worse conditions than a crank


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yep, I have a nice automotive wax that has been applied liberally to some M730 cranks I polished, and not a single sign of any tarnish to them in almost a year.. :wink:


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I want my Marin frame look like that! :shock:

Is it doable? :roll:


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:10 pm 
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nice automotive wax that has been applied liberally to some M730 cranks I polished


can you please elaborate on this - i am due to finish my truvativ crank 'ano strip and polish' (pics will be posted soon) and would like to know what to apply after i've Peek'd it to a bitchin polish :)

non drive side crank is almost done - not looking forward to the driveside to be honest though....all those nooks and crannies! will definitely need a dremel....

edit: may i also add that a bit of fine grade wire wool and polishing compound works well, or use fine grade paper instead of the wool, i use this just before i get the soft rag and polish off with some more compound.


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:15 pm 
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twain wrote:
a dremel....

Is good for preparation work before papers. 8)


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I want my Marin frame look like that! :shock:

Is it doable? :roll:


Yeah, but it'll take time.. :D


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