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Old 03-19-2012, 11:14 AM
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ti refurbishment

So i have a older ti frame with marks where old decals were light scractches etc , what can i used to rub them out emory cloth ,very fine sand paper ?
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:16 AM
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try

scotch pad 1st
You might have to do whole frame to get an even look which means new decals
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:33 AM
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green scotchbrite. Make sure you always move the pad in the direction that you want to see the grain/polish marks.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:35 AM
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the OP does not say

how the bike was finished originally. If it was mirror and he takes a pad to it, he may end up with a mess.
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Old 03-19-2012, 11:53 AM
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ti refurbishment

its a ti colorado
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:38 AM
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I found a worn green scotchbrite pad works best for the finish on my Concours. I've found a fresh pad to be too aggresive.
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Old 03-20-2012, 11:47 AM
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I did this with a brushed Litespeed and it looks better than new. Use the Scotchbrite and follow the direction of the grain (around the tube, not long-ways) but the best tip is to no put your fingers behind where you are brushing it is too much pressure and uneven. Take a short strip of the Scotchbrite, grab each side then work it back and forth like you would shine a shoe. Don't use a lot of pressure and don't rush. It works great... If the frame is a brushed finish already that is.
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:10 PM
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If you want to get crazy.. a commercial wheel polish (Maguiars/Eagle 1) takes it to the next level with minimal effort
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Old 03-20-2012, 12:45 PM
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grey scotchbrite...

that's what james uses at black sheep...it is a pretty fine grade

if there is a lot of work, you might start with the maroon then finish with the grey

cut into 1 inch strips and polish away!

i ordered a box of 20...i will never use them all...

PM me and i'll mail a couple to you
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:38 PM
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Rolite Metal Polish also works well if you have a brushed finish. Don't use it or scotchbrite of you have a glossy finish.
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Old 03-20-2012, 01:46 PM
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Old 03-21-2012, 04:31 AM
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that's what james uses at black sheep...it is a pretty fine grade

if there is a lot of work, you might start with the maroon then finish with the grey

cut into 1 inch strips and polish away!

i ordered a box of 20...i will never use them all...

PM me and i'll mail a couple to you
+1 - I have done this to several Ti frames and the results were great. I toured Litespeed several years ago and that is how they did it.

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Old 03-21-2012, 06:09 AM
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For my brushed Ti sled, I use 0000 steel wool. Don't rub too agressively though.
I've always been told this is a major no no due to the steel wool leaving residual steel in the frame and opening up the possibility of rust.

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Old 03-21-2012, 10:10 AM
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Maroon-colored ScotchBrite (fine or extra fine?) is what most frame mfg's use for brushed Ti. +1 on scrubbing around the circumference of the tube.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:19 AM
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pictures?
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