This guy had his GT dipped for polishing and seemed fairly happy with the result. Not sure whether he's finished the job because he's not posted for a bit.viewtopic.php?f=1&t=254181&start=45
I did indeed get a GT dipped recently - and have since polished it.
I've not got any post-polish pics up yet, but will do when I start getting the reassembly done.
For ref to the OP though - the process I used was.... Chemical dip (not sure what the solution they used was, but the nasty stuff in it was Methylene Chloride based)...... this left zero paint on the frame, and a light oxidisation (very light) on there.
I did a half arsed hours work polishing the oxidisation off with autosol. Then I decided it wasn't shiny enough and machine polished it in three stages:
1) sisal mop and black heavy cutting compound,
2) then close stitched cotton mop with green medium cutting compound,
3) then 'G' mop with blue fine polishing compound.
I use a drill mounted arbor for all the mops above, and a dremel for the baby mops to get in all the nooks and crannies. It's like a mirror now and overall took about 3 hours. You can get a cheap kit with all the mops anc compounds etc from here mail order
[url]http://www.thepolishingshop.co.uk/acata ... _Kits.html
[/url] I wouldn't get the really cheap one though - get the one thats £18 or therabouts. The mops are better
Go for it - it's really easy, if a little tedious
Glad to see that you're still about Paddy. Thanks for sharing your polishing secrets and the link for that polishing kit. I cheated and paid a bloke to polish some cranks recently but that kit would soon pay for itself