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Old 11-20-2011, 03:08 PM
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Yet another titanium finish question

http://forums.roadbikereview.com/bik...ti-241064.html

Reply #12 in this thread seems to be from a Lynskey employee and discusses using 2" x 10" 7440 Scotch Brite strips to create a brushed finish. Could that be applied to a polished Legend finish to convert it to brushed? The reason would be that the brushed finish would show imperfections less than polished. Thanks.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:16 PM
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Found reference that Seven uses #7447, maroon colored Scotchbrite.
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Old 11-20-2011, 04:53 PM
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It appears that Scotchbrite is not recommended for polished finishes.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:03 PM
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+1 on the maroon Scotchbrite - Seven sent me some for buffing out small scratches on my Axiom. It works great as long as you dont overdo it
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Depends how much you trust your hand in keeping a consistent finish.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:09 PM
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:28 PM
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Depends how much you trust your hand in keeping a consistent finish.
When I fixed up the brushed finish on my Litespeed I used Scotchbrite but I found the technique that worked best was to cut a strip and hold each end and LIGHTLY polish the tube using the motion that you would use to shine a shoe (but again, not as hard or fast).
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:54 PM
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Maroon here too. It made my old Colorado Ti look like new. It's an easy job.

I don't see why a polished finish couldn't be converted to brushed using Scotch Brite. It's all bare metal after all with no protective clear coat over it.
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Old 11-20-2011, 06:55 PM
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When I fixed up the brushed finish on my Litespeed I used Scotchbrite but I found the technique that worked best was to cut a strip and hold each end and LIGHTLY polish the tube using the motion that you would use to shine a shoe (but again, not as hard or fast).
Yes I agree and that's what I did

Cut strips about 1 inch wide or less and brush like shoes. Try on a chainstay first to get an idea of the force and speed needed and you'll get it in 2 minutes.
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Old 11-21-2011, 07:12 AM
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i've found that keeping the scotchbrite wet during the brushing process improves results.
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