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Old 01-20-04, 01:19 PM   #1
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Polishing Parts

What's the best/easiest method of polishing a set of old, dull looking Campy track hubs? Thanks!
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Old 01-20-04, 01:25 PM   #2
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Mothers?
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Old 01-20-04, 01:29 PM   #3
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Jeweler's rouge and a buffing wheel.
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Old 01-20-04, 01:49 PM   #4
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If you lack a buffing wheel, Simichrome and a rag works really well...
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Cream of Tartar is also good. You could also try toothpaste.
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Cream of Tartar is also good. You could also try toothpaste.
I certainly hope your kidding.

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Nope, I've seen it work.
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I vote for Simichrome or Flitz and a cotton rag. That what I use to polish any unanodised or non-clearcoated alluminum part, like your Campy hubs. Works pretty good on chrome to altho I prefer Quickglo for that.


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Can't vouch for Tarter, but toothpaste makes an excellent rubbing compound. I've used it in a pinch on windshields. I'd much rather use W-20 lapping compound from work though.
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I also vote toothpaste but have to add that white kinds work better.
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White toothpaste (e.g., Crest) has pulverized marble in it. That gives it a slightly abrasive quality that makes it good for polishing things like metal (and tooth enamel).
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I'd try Turtle Wax Chrome Polish.. I use it a lot on antique fans I collect... really gets the chrome shiny.. but sometimes you have to really rub it out for awhile, if it is badly tarnished

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My bike is burnished Al (no paint). I use Mothers Mag and Al polish. It makes it look like a mirror. I am sure the other products would do the same.

Then, one round on the trainer and it is trashed with sweat
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For deep scratches, start with Tripoli compound on a firm buffing wheel, then move to jewelers rouge on a softer buff for a mirror finish. Doing that right now to my Mirage cranks and a few other assorted parts while my Bianchi is fully stripped down. Just be sure to avoid the logos, unless you want to remove them too.
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