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    kawasakiinit
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    Smile Polished wheels

    has anybody on here ever had fully polished wheels on their rsv/anybike if so what are the pit falls ie keeping em nice mine are in the shop being done this week so would welcome any suggestions re types and makes of polishes etc . lee at apachepolishing.co.uk said to use mcguires polish from halfords and i have no reason to doulbt him it would just be good to hear from you guys and your experiences etc . i wont be using bike in rain just for sumer fun this is lee' r1

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    Bet they take hours to clean, messing about getting brake dust off, balls to that, i hate cleaning wheels

    you having yours fully polished then

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertedlover View Post
    Bet they take hours to clean, messing about getting brake dust off, balls to that, i hate cleaning wheels

    you having yours fully polished then
    My thoughts too STL. Mind you, they do look great. Still, we wouldn't be trying to get brake dust off the rear wheel would we?

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    Aus` wheels look trick with just the outer rim done , check them out kawa

    glad my rim aint done though that would just be sore

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    Quote Originally Posted by supertedlover View Post
    Aus` wheels look trick with just the outer rim done , check them out kawa

    glad my rim aint done though that would just be sore
    yeah i saw aus rims look cool but loads of bikes like that and wanted to be a little different . i now the cleaning thing is alot of work but i only use bike on nice days and keep it really clean anyway . they look dead smart and the polish i put on em should make things easier to just wipe off dirt after a ride and re apply polish

    wat ever they are getting done and will post pics in my garage .if they are to much of a pain i will get em powder coated later .

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    cool look forward to seeing them, are they being coated then or just polished up?

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    can't you get them clearcoated and have the best of both worlds ?

    I think you might even get clear powder coat these days

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    kawasakiinit
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    they are just being mirror polished .he said he can laquer them for me but wont guarantee it will work as the finish is so good on the finished wheel it wont stick properly and water gets underneath it . also the laquered finish makes it go dull looking .

    if i keep on top of them i cant see to much trouble and in winter i will take wheels off and keep em in the house away from condensation, under stairs (says the missus) in the lounge says me so i can drool over em lol

    lee only charges £190 for both wheels and they are perfect when done . thats cheap for those have never done any polishing trust me its a dirty hard on the hands job........

    now where can i get some chome tyres lol only messin i'm not really a chomosexual
    Last edited by kawasakiinit; February 24th, 2009 at 08:53 AM. Reason: price

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    Quote Originally Posted by spoonz View Post
    can't you get them clearcoated and have the best of both worlds ?

    I think you might even get clear powder coat these days
    will look into that spoonz but i think the same applies ??

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    HI mate i only have my rims done and it pain in the ass if they get wet and you dont clean them off they mark it takes me 3 hours to polish them with a drill with a polish mop on going to get them powder coated in silver and red next year

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    Quote Originally Posted by lees rsv View Post
    HI mate i only have my rims done and it pain in the ass if they get wet and you dont clean them off they mark it takes me 3 hours to polish them with a drill with a polish mop on going to get them powder coated in silver and red next year
    yeah i can see it might be a pain but am willing to try it if no good then powder coat is cheap enough to do i got quoted 30 for both wheels at a local place that does em .. polished does look very nice however and lee who's r1 it is has had it done now for 4 years and they still look sweet guess i am in it for the cleaning in the garage out of the way routine

    i love your can btw ;-)

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    hey lee this is the stuff i was advised to get . you tried it mate ? looks good



    http://www.halfords.com/webapp/wcs/stores/servlet/ProductDisplay?catalogId=10151&storeId=10001&partNumber=194704&langId=-1&cm_mmc=Googlebase-_-Car%20Cleaning%20&%20Pressure%20Washers/Shampoo,%20Polish%20&%20Wax-_-Na-_-Meguiars%20Nxt%20Generation%20Metal%20Polysh&$$tid=mRCpj6nyeeNHVlNEMQAC5IPo2wja9nyklWT2VJ3ro_QPPVo_yRpAWpobO3sKiUjB


    wow that link is a long un lol

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    Polishing the whole wheel (s) ..... your taking on a whole shit load of spit n polish there mate .........

    I don't know about a clear coat powdercoat ...... but I did a rear seat unit for a guy in carbon. He didn't want it for the carbon effect or the light weight What he did was powdercoated it with a chrome looking finish ............. it looked very bling.

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    kawasakiinit
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    WAT HE CHROME POWDER COATED HIS WHEELS?

    do you think that polish will be any good boyler?
    the guy who does em swears by it

    am gona go ahead with it as i really dont mind cleaning my bike .i have always kept all my bikes mint to the extreme and dont do wet weather i have my 125 scoot for crap work trips etc

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    Imagine full polished wheels with a set of those 'see through' tyres we've just seen.

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    kawasakiinit
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    it would certainly draw a crowd and the filth might try to pull ya for them tyres cause they aint seen em lol .

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    Quote Originally Posted by lees rsv View Post
    HI mate i only have my rims done and it pain in the ass if they get wet and you dont clean them off they mark it takes me 3 hours to polish them with a drill with a polish mop on going to get them powder coated in silver and red next year

    I polised my car wheels, big mistake (at first), now before polishing them I lightly rub the marks off with a brillo pad, makes the job 10 times quicker.
    Bonus also, now when the wife kerbs the rims, (not me), , I just file the kerb marks out, wet and dry the rough marks out, polish, good as new again.
    Cant do that with powder coated wheels can yeh.
    LEE, TRY A BRILLO PAD BEFORE SPENDING HARD EARNED CASH FIRST MATE.

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    Polished wheels are like having a Supermodel Girlfriend. The idea appeals on many levels but the reality is one of very High maintenance. Get them powder coated in that new chrome look finish.

    Not cheap but then you wouldn’t take Cindy Crawford to a Toby Carvery.

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