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Old 05-27-11, 11:43 AM   #1
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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?

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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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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.
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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.

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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
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