Cycle Forums: Motorcycle and Sportbikes Forum banner

1 - 20 of 39 Posts

·
I miss my daggone stars
Joined
·
12,002 Posts
Discussion Starter #1
<center><b><i><font color="#000099"><font size=+3>Polish the wheels</font></font></i></b>
<p><b><i><font color="#000066">(Click to enlarge)</font></i></b>
<br><a href="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish1.jpg"><img SRC="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish1.jpg" BORDER=0 height=200 width=300></a>
<br><b><i><font color="#000066">Wheels off</font></i></b>
<p><a href="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish2.jpg"><img SRC="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish2.jpg" BORDER=0 height=200 width=300></a>
<br><b><i><font color="#000066">different angle</font></i></b>
<p><a href="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish4.jpg"><img SRC="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish4.jpg" BORDER=0 height=200 width=384></a>
<br><b><i><font color="#000066">GREAT reflection</font></i></b>
<p><a href="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish5.jpg"><img SRC="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish5.jpg" BORDER=0 height=200 width=300></a><a href="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish6.jpg"><img SRC="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/polish6.jpg" BORDER=0 height=200 width=300></a>
<br><b><i><font color="#000066">installed front</font></i></b>
<br> 
<br> 
<p><b><i><font color="#000066">Here is the back</font></i></b>
<br><a href="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/tlr72.jpg"><img SRC="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/tlr72.jpg" BORDER=0 height=200 width=300></a>
<br> 
<br> 
<p><a href="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/tlr73.jpg"><img SRC="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/tlr73.jpg" BORDER=0 height=200 width=192></a><a href="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/tlr75.jpg"><img SRC="http://www.troybaker.com/tlr/tlr75.jpg" BORDER=0 height=200 width=288></a></center>


It's not really that tough if you have the time. Well it is....:rolleyes: but it's WORTH it!

you'll need:

  • Masking tape
  • Aircraft paint stripper (3 cans)
  • rubber gloves
  • Scotchbright pads (2 packs)
  • 800 grit sandpaper (one pack)
  • 1000 grit sandpaper (one pack)
  • 1500 grit sandpaper (one pack)
  • 2000 grit sandpaper (one pack)
  • Mothers polish
  • buffing bit for drill
  • jewelers rouge
Take the wheels of and remove the rotors and sprocket hub. Then tape off the centers REAL GOOD!!!

Then spray with aircraft stripper and let it bubble up. Then use the scotchbright pad and rubber gloves to remove the paint

Once paint is gone then start wet sanding with 800 till you get the ridges out, then 1000, then 1500, then 2000 till it looks like a mirror.

then take the rouge and the buffer and run the buffer into the rouge with the drill spinning to create heat and get some rouge on the buffer

Buff the wheels

remove all excess rouge from the wheel (thats a bitch) and then polish with mothers :D :D
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
8,023 Posts
Yeah....if you are a squid! :eek: :twofinger
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
413 Posts
Do you put any kind of clear laquer on them to protect the shine?

What happens after getting caught in the rain? Do you get spots of corrosion/oxidation starting in the unprotected aluminum?

I'm asking because I'm wondering what to do once my rims get trashed after dozens of tire changes. At the rate of 4 changes / year (not counting track days) it won't be long before they get looking abused.
 

·
Moderator,
Joined
·
6,141 Posts
Damn you're a poser. :D

:confused

I'd rather ride my bike then modify, maybe thats just me though.

Only mods to my 929:

Scotts
safety wired
bt10's
removable RKA luggage for long trips

oh yea, deals gap sticker.

Ready for a long ride.....
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
15 Posts
CasterTroy said:
Too bad you don't know how to RIDE your bike though :eek: :laughing
Ouch! :laughing

Troy--are those your new wheels, or your old ones?

They look great.
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,487 Posts
Bling Bling Caster Dog:confused
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
2,901 Posts
CasterTroy said:
I think you need to talk to clay again there skippy ;)
Casta is da masta!!! :D

I'll got 10 to 1 odds for Caster vs Steve across 421.... assuming the dogs, birds, deer, cars, semis, squids stay outta the way.... :D

I have to give Caster credit on his riding skillz.... He definantly has come a long way!
 

·
Registered
Joined
·
846 Posts
TJA1 said:
Do you put any kind of clear laquer on them to protect the shine?

What happens after getting caught in the rain? Do you get spots of corrosion/oxidation starting in the unprotected aluminum?

I'm asking because I'm wondering what to do once my rims get trashed after dozens of tire changes. At the rate of 4 changes / year (not counting track days) it won't be long before they get looking abused.
Nah, they don't oxidize after getting wet. Dunno if there is any sort of protectant on my rims or not, they came polished. They just get less and less shiny until you have rims that look like mine :laughing.

I do wish I had black wheels though. Every little bit of chain sling and road grime shows up. Bit of kerosene takes that right off though. I'll wipe both rims down when cleaning the chain since I've got the stuff out anyways.

Looks good Troy :thumb
 
1 - 20 of 39 Posts
Top