hi i am doing the same with my orange E2 and i wondering now those of you who have done this already have found the finnish keeps?
also any tips to getting the mirror finish appart from working the grades finer ie sanding in opposite directions? circular motion etc.
also how do i use the wire wool? is it just the same as with the sand paper?
Hi E2... welcome
As you can see from my efforts, polishing by hand is very
labour intensive. I used the wire wool in much the same way as the 400grit wet and dry.... took a long strip and pulled it around the tube rather than length ways.
I haven't had this frame lacquered which would help preserve the shine... so if it gets wet, it tarnishes. It can be polished out easily but it's hassle. I think Jimi had the same problems with his E3.
As I've got the 2 other "O"s as riders... this one's for show.
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