got the ploish out

Discussion in 'Coffee Shop' started by rivabill, Jan 21, 2008.

  1. rivabill

    rivabill Registered User

    I made the mistake that the fuel cap was polished but after putting auto solve on it and taking off some of the paint work I found that it wasn?t.
    And after only ten minutes with the polishing mop it came up like this.
    Just need to get some fine paste to finish it.
     

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  2. Bluey

    Bluey Registered User


    Nice one, :yo:
     
  3. Lee

    Lee New Member Club Sponsor

    Hi
    (realise its a old post..) Looks good.
    I got carried away with the autosol and thought I would have a go at polishing my fuel cap also.
    Although think may have made a rookie mistake, dark mark on section of cap I have used autosol, I began wondering if the cap is lacquered or something instead of straight metal and I have started to rub of the lacquer..?:crybaby2:
    Looking at the picture should I just carry on with the autosol or stop incase I make bigger mess and have to replace cap or get it relacquered?
    My bike is a 2007 so is the finish on the cap for some years different to others, ie lacquered or un lacquered?
    Thanks for any help
     
  4. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    What's Ploish?
     
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  5. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    it's a Yorkshire word, Derek. Foreigners like you wouldn't know it. :p
     
  6. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    This thread is a great example of what is wrong with motorbikelists............
     
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  7. Jaws

    Jaws Forum Admin Staff Member

    Yes..it is coated... Just using Autosol I suspect you are gonna runout of polishing digits or the will to live !

    Perhaps start with wire wool ?
    It will still be hard work but you stand a chance at least :)
     
  8. slim63

    slim63 Never surrender Club Sponsor

    A medium surface prep wheel removes the coating & leaves a good clean finish, then you can polish it up pretty easily ;)
     
  9. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    Iffy spray job on the tank, though....

    The Bird is a Honda not a Yamaha. :D
     
  10. derek kelly

    derek kelly The Deli lama Club Sponsor

    Snot a Yorksha word else Ahd nowit sithe, must be wunno them shit sutthan wurds
     
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  11. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    May I refer everyone to my post above.....
     
  12. Cougar377

    Cougar377 Express elevator to hell Club Sponsor

    You may not.
     
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  13. andybirdless

    andybirdless Moderator Staff Member Moderator Club Sponsor

    I already did:)
     
  14. eddyace595

    eddyace595 Active Member Club Sponsor

    Polishing......thin end of the wedge in my book..Once you start you rapidly become
    obsessed and endlessley chase perfection ....bit like golf......
    Worst case you may end up buying a Harley.....Leave it painted and relax ,,:zplayita:
     
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  15. Centaur

    Centaur Site Pedant Club Sponsor

    You're right Eddy. It's a bike. Ride it and hose it down if it has been raining. I bought a bike with polished wheels. I flogged it quickly!
     
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