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Old 02-28-2012, 12:00 PM   #1
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Anyone have an idea of what kind of polish i can use to brighten up this bar to a mirror like shine? Its has some minor scuffs and scratches but nothing major. Will i have to sand it first to get the look i want? Thank you for your help
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:44 PM   #2
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Give Klasse a try.
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Old 02-28-2012, 12:58 PM   #3
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You're gonna need a metal polish. Look into the kits used to polish aluminum and the like. It looks like that Klasse is for already finished or painted pieces.
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Old 02-28-2012, 01:36 PM   #4
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Should i get a polish with abrasives or just ammonia base?
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Old 02-28-2012, 03:13 PM   #5
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You're gonna need a metal polish. Look into the kits used to polish aluminum and the like. It looks like that Klasse is for already finished or painted pieces.
....sometimes an AIO is a better, more gentler solution. I use KAIO for trim and other non-painted surfaces Im trying to restore. However, I have no experience polishing titanium so I will yield to those with more experience in this case. I don't know how some metal polishes I might otherwise recommend could alter the finish (if at all).
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:02 AM   #6
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I don't think Klasse is going to have enough bite to achieve what you want, it will work well as a final step however I'm sure. You will need abrasives to start, finishing up with a more chemically focused polish to really bring that shine out.

What type of surface are you starting with ie. porous, brushed, or smooth?

Do you own a dremel (or other brand) rotary tool?

Depending on the surface texture, I assume you want a smooth mirror finish, you may need to start off with sanding. Starting with a low grit such as 320 or 640 and make your way up to about 1000. Next, you will move on to your polishing, Mothers Mag&Al for example, using your rotary tool. If you dont have a rotary tool then this is going to get old fast, but is still doable.

I am on the phone app right now, when I can get to a computer I will post some links. Or better yet, run a Google search and start reading, possibly youtube as well.
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Old 02-29-2012, 09:45 AM   #7
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Old 02-29-2012, 11:27 AM   #8
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Did it give a mirror shine or just brighten it up? thanks
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Old 02-29-2012, 12:23 PM   #9
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Take a pic of the item you're trying to polish so we have an idea what the surface looks like.
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This is for already polished items such as
Jewelry to bring the luster back.
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Old 03-02-2012, 04:46 PM   #11
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Take a pic of the item you're trying to polish so we have an idea what the surface looks like.
Here are some pics. these are pics of the Cusco Ti bar.
crappy center pic but its more of a natural ti look. Do not believe it is brushed






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Old 03-07-2012, 10:49 AM   #12
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If you are trying to get it to shine like a mirror, NevrDull may work. RP
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