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PostSubject: Questions about bare metal finishes   Fri May 06, 2011 7:21 pm

If you want a bare steel finish, is it customary to spray clear lacquer over it ? Are there matt or stain clears?
Also, with aluminium, to get a bare metal finish, do you just polish it? or can you put clear over that, or will the clear not stick to it?
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Fri May 06, 2011 9:58 pm

Cases are alloy and they are normally lacquered but I'm not sure how well it will stick. You can get flat clear for the steel though.

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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Fri May 06, 2011 10:01 pm

Aj might know more but i think if you clear a metal finish you still need to wax it or it goes yellow????
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Fri May 06, 2011 10:37 pm

with aluminium you can get away with just polishing it with autosol if you apply it every now and then the finish stays shinny dont think youll have much luck with clear coating aluminium unless maybe you went for a brushed look so it had something to stick to. cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 3:38 pm

cheers y'all
so i think polish for alloy & lacquer for bare steel
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PostSubject: polisher   Sat May 07, 2011 5:48 pm

HEY GUYS,
MY GOOD MATE HERE IS A "METAL POLISHER" BY TRADE. IF U CAN'T BE FCUKD PUTTING IN THE TIME, HE CAM MAKE ALLOY LOOK LIKE CHROME!! JUST LETN U KNOW. study
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 6:01 pm

57 rider wrote:
HEY GUYS,
MY GOOD MATE HERE IS A "METAL POLISHER" BY TRADE. IF U CAN'T BE FCUKD PUTTING IN THE TIME, HE CAM MAKE ALLOY LOOK LIKE CHROME!! JUST LETN U KNOW. study
o really can he supply pollish i have a buff wheel but would like some better pollish im using auto sol but i think it getting cooked
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 6:02 pm

I made a alloy cafe racer seat sanded it through all the grade of sand paper right down to 4000 grit then used autosol did it all by hand this should stop the autosol getting hot and finish is amazing although it takes time cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 6:18 pm

yeah thats wat im doing atm not down to 4000 grit tho im to imaptient for that
but ive got some buffing wheels for a bench grinder and ithink it cooks the autosol
just trying to polish with less effort Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 7:02 pm

Yea I had that problem to theres no substitute for good old elbow grease i recon good luck cheers
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 9:02 pm

mike wrote:
yeah thats wat im doing atm not down to 4000 grit tho im to imaptient for that
but ive got some buffing wheels for a bench grinder and ithink it cooks the autosol
just trying to polish with less effort Rolling Eyes

You lazy prick Mike, Get ya Mrs to do it for ya then. Twisted Evil
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 9:25 pm

i dont think thats gona happen any time soon Rolling Eyes
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 9:35 pm

mike wrote:
i dont think thats gona happen any time soon Rolling Eyes

Come on mate you two seemed to be getting on so well this afternoon. Twisted Evil Laughing
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 9:45 pm

ha ha ha yeah thats wat happens wen y spend far to much time in the shed fortchunaly it was a verry short lived tantrum Laughing Laughing
ya know if ya brought ya lathe around we/i'de have a pretty good set up Razz feel free to come take it for a test spin if ya need
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PostSubject: Re: Questions about bare metal finishes   Sat May 07, 2011 10:17 pm

Woman aye ??? ya can't beat them, The END Twisted Evil
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