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Offline sandrooney

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Polishing the blacked out parts???
« on: February 10, 2019, 08:09:00 AM »
What is best way to polish the blacked out  motor parts on my 18 Heritage? I assume it powder coat.
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SR
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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #1 on: February 10, 2019, 08:48:27 AM »
What are you trying to do? Remove the black, or just get it looking new again? S100 has a spray on product to get the black looking new.
I am an adult?? When did that happen, and how do I make it stop?!

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #2 on: February 10, 2019, 10:48:35 AM »
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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #3 on: February 10, 2019, 03:37:59 PM »
Just trying to shine up the black, not trying to remove it.. I will try both.
 Thanks a lot
SR
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Offline phillyfan

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #4 on: February 10, 2019, 04:34:47 PM »
Polishing powder coat is not impossible, but difficult to get any blemishes out. When I do customers bikes with powder coated black parts I use a all purpose cleaner thats safe for powder coating, Backfire, Poorboys, many others. Use a Boars hair brush to agitate  and rinse thoroughly.

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #5 on: February 11, 2019, 03:31:17 AM »
Bug Slide works well, we used it at the Dealership to detail bikes.

Offline phillyfan

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #6 on: February 11, 2019, 07:05:39 PM »
Polishing involves using abrasives, reason I said polishing PC can be done but is very difficult to really get any blemishes out.
The pig stuff does not contain any abrasives so really no polishing going on there. Might clean and maybe, but highly doubt it, fill some small imperfections.

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #7 on: February 12, 2019, 07:38:40 PM »
Just trying to shine up the black, not trying to remove it.. I will try both.
 Thanks a lot
SR
Spray the black engine parts with Armor All and spread it around with a acid brush or similar, don't wipe it off, let it soak in. 
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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #8 on: February 13, 2019, 07:16:51 AM »
Thanks all.
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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #9 on: February 13, 2019, 09:44:01 AM »
Just trying to shine up the black, not trying to remove it.. I will try both.
 Thanks a lot
SR
Spray the black engine parts with Armor All and spread it around with a acid brush or similar, don't wipe it off, let it soak in.

What??? AA is not going to smack into powder coat. It will burn off as soon as the engine gets warm
Please don't do this

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #10 on: February 13, 2019, 10:00:19 AM »
S100 engine brightener. Silicone lubricant works too just not as good as S100.
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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #11 on: February 13, 2019, 10:46:20 AM »
Just trying to shine up the black, not trying to remove it.. I will try both.
 Thanks a lot
SR


Spray the black engine parts with Armor All and spread it around with a acid brush or similar, don't wipe it off, let it soak in.

What??? AA is not going to smack into powder coat. It will burn off as soon as the engine gets warm
Please don't do this
Been doing this since I bought my new FXLR 31 years ago, it works perfect.  To each his own.
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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #12 on: February 15, 2019, 08:00:20 AM »
WD 40 works pretty good also

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #13 on: February 15, 2019, 06:59:34 PM »
I used original bike spirits Spray cleaner/ polish for years.

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #14 on: February 15, 2019, 08:52:09 PM »
Are some of you talking about the engine wrinkle black and others talking about glosspowder coat? I can second that youíre going to need abrasive to polish gloss PC. I have used Meguairs scratch X by hand to remove blemishes from gloss black powder coat without having to do the whole part. It works pretty damn good for small blems. Iíve heard WD-40 will bring back some black to faded or dirty wrinkle black engine paint but I wouldnít think armor all or WD-40 would do squat for gloss powder coat. Not saying it wonít. Saying I donít think it will.

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #15 on: February 17, 2019, 05:30:29 AM »
I am wanting to shine up the gloss powder coat, not the wrinkle black. Thanks.p
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Offline Kllongbrake

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Re: Polishing the blacked out parts???
« Reply #16 on: February 17, 2019, 07:45:54 AM »
I am wanting to shine up the gloss powder coat, not the wrinkle black. Thanks.p

Tried to PM you. Your box is full. Iíd heed Phillyfanís advice. I know him from Roadglide.org and he knows his detailing. Thatís not to put anyone else down btw.