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PostPosted: Sat Aug 18, 2012 7:29 pm 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Wed Apr 04, 2012 8:29 pm
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I'd really like to make my old bike look a bit nicer.

the frame needs respraying so I am ignoring that, but I have some dull looking superchampion rims, which i think are aluminum and I wondered what would be the best way to bring out a good shine?

I also have some old campagnolo hubs/derailleurs/ shifters which look as though they have reacted to something as they all have a nice coating of grey on them. So if anyone has any ideas it would be much appreciated.

many thanks


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 9:01 am 
Dirt Disciple

Joined: Sun Jan 08, 2012 8:58 pm
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Location: New Milton
autosole is good for bringing up alloy you can get it from your local motorist centre.
cheers dave


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 11:01 am 
r.B.o.T.M. & P.o.T.M. Winner
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Autosolv. :wink:


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 3:26 pm 
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Location: Shrewsbury
Autosol, or, a buffing wheel and cutting compounds if you want a real mirror finish.


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PostPosted: Sun Aug 19, 2012 6:02 pm 
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Solvol Autosol good for the rims but it does leave quite a black deposit which will get into the nooks and crannies of the mechs etc.

Soft Toothbrush and a bit of liquid metal polish is a bit better..

Shaun

PS If you like I'll take the rims off your hands and save you the bother :)


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