Frame Polishing on a CR

Aug 6, 2001
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I think it's safe to say that the frame on a Honda CR is definetely nice to look at lol. I have a 2001 so the frame doesn't have a scratch really, but I like to get that real shiny look on it. I tried using Mother's aluminum polish but it was just that, a mother to get it shining. I don't have a buffer and the elbow grease need was ridiculous. I have this other Never Dull stuff, is it pretty good for using on the frame and swingarm? Or what do you guys use?
 
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I was thinking of doing this aswell but I can't get ANYTHING over here to do it :whiner: but have a look here, Caswell sell all the disks and compounds you could possibly need and at really reasonable prices. They were giving two disks for the price of one! If you do buy any of their stuff let me know how you get on with it, I might get some shipped over here...
 

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I'm buying a buffer this weekend, I'll tell you what I think. BTW, there have been several times where I've spent 4 or 5 hours polishing the frame, then I decide to go on a 20 minute ride..and ruin all the work.
 
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How shiny a polish did you get and using what compound? Would I get away with just using a polishing wheel with Tripoli does anybody know, or do I need to use rouge or something similar after the Triploi?

Thanks,
 
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I think my uncle has a buffer, but I'm wondering what the best stuff is for it. YZ, I've had the same thing happen. One day I tore down all my plastics, took it all off and shined it up, then I walk inside and here my friend come down, we ended up trashing em lol.
 
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I use a buffer on my CR and frankly if I did it all over again I wouldnt : :confused: Its too much work and it just brings out every single little scratch on the bike. Its best to just leave it how it is I think.
 
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What I did is:

  1. sand the frame using something like 400 grit to get it smooth
  2. when it is nice and smooth do even more sanding with 600 grit wet paper
  3. do this until it wont get any smoother
  4. then start polishing with mothers aluminum polish
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    when you are polishing it for the first time after the sanding it will take a while to get it shiney, but once you got it, it will only take about five minutes to retouch after a ride. With the mothers all you have to do is rub it in until it turns black, then buff it off. Click my gallery to see how my bike turned out.
 
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Holy cow, that looks like chrome. I'd sure love for my bike to turn out like that. I might think about doing this process. Or I might just use the mother's and get a buffing wheel to make it shine up easier.
 
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The 01 frame is much easier to polish than the 02. I polished my 01 with Mother's and a polisher in about 15 min. It was a mirror like shine. My CRF on the other hand is a pain to try and polish. I spent hours with Mother's and a polisher and still could not get the shine I got on my 01. The frame on the 02 is a bit more rough than the 01. IMO, the 01 is easy. My friend did his 2000 CR250 by hand with Mother's and it looks real nice. Took him about an hour.
 
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takes me about a hour with my 00.
I think it looks nice, I am about to stop doing it takes to long and when you ride it just gets ruined.

I think I'll start polishing it every other month....
 

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