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Posted: Jun 6, 2022 at 6:32 Quote
therook1110 wrote:
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21868356/

You, sir... are my kinda guy. =)

Posted: Jun 6, 2022 at 7:16 Quote

That much work deserves more than a link.

Posted: Jun 6, 2022 at 11:11 Quote
therook1110 wrote:
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21868356/

wow this polish job is crazy good

Posted: Jun 7, 2022 at 19:54 Quote
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/22735026/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240704/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240705/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240738/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240739/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21868350/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21868369/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/22096576/
Not sure how to post these other than links.
100% done by hand no power tools just wet sanding and polishing.

Posted: Jun 8, 2022 at 2:39 Quote
If you're using your phone, scroll to the bottom of the page and click on desktop version. Copy the url above your photo, then click on pb image above the box on the comment page and paste the url.
I promise it won't take as long to work out as polishing your bike did.

Posted: Jun 8, 2022 at 5:46 Quote
therook1110 wrote:
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/22735026/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240704/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240705/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240738/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240739/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21868350/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21868369/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/22096576/
Not sure how to post these other than links.
100% done by hand no power tools just wet sanding and polishing.


there ya go buddy

Posted: Jun 9, 2022 at 15:05 Quote
What compound did you use to polish? did you wet sand all the way up to 2500 grit or 3000?

therook1110 wrote:
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/22735026/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240704/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240705/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240738/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/20240739/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21868350/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/21868369/
https://m.pinkbike.com/photo/22096576/
Not sure how to post these other than links.
100% done by hand no power tools just wet sanding and polishing.

Posted: Jun 10, 2022 at 2:21 Quote
Looks incredible!

How long did it take you?

Are you going to ride it? Have you done anything to stop it going full?

Posted: Jun 10, 2022 at 6:08 Quote
Hi there.

Quick question: does Titanium count as raw/polished?

Cheers

Posted: Jun 11, 2022 at 12:37 Quote
@tall-martin
Thanks
Took probably 120hrs maybe more on just the frame then after staring at it decided to do the crank and forks as well. The fork wasnt too bad but doing the cranks sucked but they look awesome so it was worth it.
Started by stripping the frame then wet sanding at 500 grit then going up in increments of 500 up to 3000 grit. Then I polished it with about a jar of mothers chrome and aluminum polish.
Yes I have riden it and will continue too ride it since I put so much time into it I definitely want to enjoy it and let people see it. As far as it getting dull I've had it like this for about a year and a half and I havent noticed any dulling over that time. I hit it with some mothers every 6 months which keeps it looking fresh.

Posted: Jun 11, 2022 at 13:01 Quote
therook1110 wrote:
@tall-martin
Thanks
Took probably 120hrs maybe more on just the frame then after staring at it decided to do the crank and forks as well. The fork wasnt too bad but doing the cranks sucked but they look awesome so it was worth it.
Started by stripping the frame then wet sanding at 500 grit then going up in increments of 500 up to 3000 grit. Then I polished it with about a jar of mothers chrome and aluminum polish.
Yes I have riden it and will continue too ride it since I put so much time into it I definitely want to enjoy it and let people see it. As far as it getting dull I've had it like this for about a year and a half and I havent noticed any dulling over that time. I hit it with some mothers every 6 months which keeps it looking fresh.

Man you can tell all the hours put into it, it looks spectacular, once you start its hard to stop going !

I am currently polishing a set of aluminum car rims and I spent about 30 hours just on one rim. Started with wet sand 220 then 320,400,600,800,1000,1200,1500,2000,2500, then finish it off with mothers polish. Maybe I can cut out a few iterations when goin up in fineness. I really want to do this to my alloy Patrol frame. Maybe in the winter.

Posted: Jun 11, 2022 at 14:23 Quote
That's my norco that I also stripped but decided not to polish.
I'm pretty happy with the results of the nukeproof polishing job considering it's the very first thing I have ever polished.

Posted: Jun 11, 2022 at 14:32 Quote
Besides your knob... Wink Wink lol lol

Posted: Jun 17, 2022 at 12:55 Quote
@therook1110

It looks all the 120 hours! Amazing effort!

I started the outside face of my xtr cranks. No where near mirror finish. That is enough for me in this life

Posted: Jun 20, 2022 at 6:47 Quote

2017 Propain Spindrift, first outing down the Dh track at Ft William, some machine.


 
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