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Offline xno.06

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Re: A reasonably easy way to bring back a 'new' look on my footpegs
Reply #10 on: November 11, 2020, 05:35:51 PM
*Originally Posted by motorboy [+]
I agree with the wax people but before you try any kind of metal polish test a small section on the rear reason is I'm pretty sure they are not bare aluminium but painted

I will definitely check. Thanks for the warning!
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Re: A reasonably easy way to bring back a 'new' look on my footpegs
Reply #11 on: November 11, 2020, 07:26:24 PM
In the past Honda give most of the aluminum parts always a (thin) clear varnish.
This must be removed to get a nice polish..

Personally I prefer to powder coat the brackets in whatever color.
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Re: A reasonably easy way to bring back a 'new' look on my footpegs
Reply #12 on: November 11, 2020, 10:58:39 PM
*Originally Posted by Rexelstar [+]
In the past Honda give most of the aluminum parts always a (thin) clear varnish.
This must be removed to get a nice polish..

Personally I prefer to powder coat the brackets in whatever color.
Just had a flash back from 1969 I was working on a project with American Honda and a few Japanese engineers and I asked the question what is the coating on the engine cases and was told top secret and that went on all week as I was leaving one of the engineers whispered in my ear --Tung oil
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Re: A reasonably easy way to bring back a 'new' look on my footpegs
Reply #13 on: November 21, 2020, 12:32:21 PM
My dealer suggested 000 steel wool pads with WD40.

I had already ordered some Autosol, and it worked well.  Upon application, it creates very dark marks on the metal, but that's only the polish that blackens upon contact with the metal.  And once you put a clean cloth, you get a back shiny pegs!  I then put some ACF 50 on them to slow down the tarnishing...

Thanks for all the advices!
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Re: A reasonably easy way to bring back a 'new' look on my footpegs
Reply #14 on: November 21, 2020, 09:13:21 PM
*Originally Posted by xno.06 [+]
My dealer suggested 000 steel wool pads with WD40.

I had already ordered some Autosol, and it worked well.  Upon application, it creates very dark marks on the metal, but that's only the polish that blackens upon contact with the metal.  And once you put a clean cloth, you get a back shiny pegs!  I then put some ACF 50 on them to slow down the tarnishing...

Thanks for all the advices!

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