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post #21 of 1140 (permalink) Old 08-13-2016, 09:19 PM
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Took her for a good ride today.
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Took her for a good ride today.
I stayed inside because of all the crappy rain we been getting in the area the past couple weeks.

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Looked at it and thought about what I could do to it next.
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Those look awesome!

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I've done my fork lowers, too, Jorge! I like the look much better than the chrome Kuryakyn covers.





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I love what you did to your lowers, and they look like they have been chromed!! You did that just by polishing them?? Could you please pm me and share how you did that so that I can give that a try myself?? I never thought of doing that, and I don't really care for the Kury covers either. I would really appreciate it if don't mind sharing the process with me!

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sorry nate, i didn't read down far enough until now and see that you posted what you did to get them looking like that. lol Guess I should have read farther down, lol. Sorry man, my bad!
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I love what you did to your lowers, and they look like they have been chromed!! You did that just by polishing them?? Could you please pm me and share how you did that so that I can give that a try myself?? I never thought of doing that, and I don't really care for the Kury covers either. I would really appreciate it if don't mind sharing the process with me!

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Go down a couple posts and he explains what he did. Wet sanded through the grits and polished with a mother's power ball on a drill using the Polish . It's really very simple just keep your paper soaked and push very lightly. I fold up a microfiber towel and soak it with water and use that behind my paper as a way of preventing deep scratches and to keep the paper dripping.

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oh, and by the way. I cleaned and polished her up getting caught in some severe weather with some monsoon like heavy rain, lol. The bike looked terrible and I couldn't ride her on the poker run looking like I just rolled it out of a barn, lol! rained so hard and so heavy that I got water in my rain gear, lol!
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oh, and by the way. I cleaned and polished her up getting caught in some severe weather with some monsoon like heavy rain, lol. The bike looked terrible and I couldn't ride her on the poker run looking like I just rolled it out of a barn, lol! rained so hard and so heavy that I got water in my rain gear, lol!
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sorry nate, i didn't read down far enough until now and see that you posted what you did to get them looking like that. lol Guess I should have read farther down, lol. Sorry man, my bad!
No worries! Take your time with it like Jorge said. Doing the same thing to the center of your brake rotors helps a lot for the look, but the coating on the rotors can be pretty thick.

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No worries! Take your time with it like Jorge said. Doing the same thing to the center of your brake rotors helps a lot for the look, but the coating on the rotors can be pretty thick.

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thanks jorge and nate! I can't wait to give this a try and hopefully mine look as good as yours do! I am not too worried about the rotors right this minute cause I am going to be switching to spokes hopefully very soon, lol. Then I will think about doing the rotors, but to no do them would probably look kind of funny, lol. I do have another question as I am not very familiar with wet sanding.... Is the sand paper for wet sanding specifically designed for just that; wet sanding? Or, can I use any old sand paper? If you could help me with that when you have a moment, I would appreciate it.
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