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    How to polish Ti.

    Hi,

    I currently have a Ti frame. I was thinking of polishing the frame.

    How are these frames typically polished by framebuilders?

    Is there a specific type of cloth that can be used to polish the frame?

    Cheers,
    -R.

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    I think there was a similar thread to this not long ago - someone suggested a buffing wheel as a quick and easy way to polish it nicely.
    Found it - http://www.bikeforums.net/showthread...light=titanium
    As the name suggests it does also include advice on achieving a brushed finish, but hopefully you'll find something useful to you
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    Psycholist radshark's Avatar
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    I was wondering what polish he was using and how he prep'd it. I got know response there so I thought I would go to the source.
    -R.

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    I'm afraid I don't any more than what's in the post - have you tried sending a PM?
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    Not sure how useful this might be - http://www.retrobike.co.uk/forum/viewtopic.php?t=88720
    I can only suggest googling if you can't get an answer here on BF. Good luck!
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    Ti is polished in the same way as any base metal. You'll need a few polishing compounds and a few rag wheels and felt buffs.
    The compounds I'd use would be tripoli to start and white rouge to raise the gloss and finish off.
    You can use a large rag wheel to get the open areas of the frame but you'll need small felt buffs mounted in a dye grinder or Dremel tool to get into the
    small confined areas.

    It's a lot of work to make it look right.

    Quote Originally Posted by radshark View Post
    Hi,

    I currently have a Ti frame. I was thinking of polishing the frame.

    How are these frames typically polished by framebuilders?

    Is there a specific type of cloth that can be used to polish the frame?

    Cheers,

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    Thanks .. I'm off to the hardware store
    -R.

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