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Old 12-18-2009, 08:09 AM
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Okay guys so my 600rr swing arm came in and i started sanding it down (since im polishing it) but i started to realize that im not getting much of a mirror finish..... is there some sort of coating over the swing arm? I realized it takes alot of sanding to get much of anything done and there seems to be some sort of smooth coating over the metal....

anyways whats the best way to polish a swing arm?

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Old 12-18-2009, 09:46 AM
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om my dirtbike they all have these clear vinyl guards on the swingarms. like a 3m rockguard and you cant just peel it off either. you cant see it, well untill i hit a rock once and it scratched it pretty good-but my swingarm is still good!
 
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hey does anyone know if there is anodizing over a 600rr swing arm? or clear or something if there is ill have to used some paint stripper to get it off thats why im asking????
 
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:18 PM
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I think it may be clearcoated. Polished goodies look nice, but are a bitch to keep clean, so I stick the the brushed look I rather be riding my bike than cleaning it lol
 
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agreed but i only ride my nike in our on season which is only 6 months out of the year and i only take it out in good conditions... when its nice out for a ride so cleaning it every now and then for me isnt to bad.... (bad thing is im **** about keeping things clean) i think polished goodies are nice but whats nicer is keeping the happy medium between bling bling and boring
 
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Old 12-18-2009, 02:51 PM
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Originally Posted by zmds18 View Post
agreed but i only ride my nike in our on season which is only 6 months out of the year and i only take it out in good conditions... when its nice out for a ride so cleaning it every now and then for me isnt to bad.... (bad thing is im **** about keeping things clean) i think polished goodies are nice but whats nicer is keeping the happy medium between bling bling and boring
I year purdy much year round, but even in summer I get caught out in the rain, tires shredding, and road grim seem to build up quick lol. I use to be **** about my bike n vehicles being clean, but the older I get the more I rather ride/drive em than clean em lol. Tho after they get so dirty I have to give em a bath lol.

It doesnt have to be chromed or polished to make it bling bling tho

Mine has the RR swinger, raw brushed, just like my frame, n subframe. The wheels have the lips polished or rather brushed. And just those as is dont take much to make em look nasty, just a run up the mtn full bore will do it lol.

but as they say differnt strokes for different folks
 
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my frame is polished and my old swing arm was so i figured id match this one too lol.... the wheels are gettin powder coated satin black most likely...... (thats my happy medium between bling and and boring) little shine little black makes a good mix lol....
 
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