Polishing Tips


  • To get rims polished, tires and valve stems must be removed.
  • Make sure parts are “raw”. Annodized, painted or chromed parts must be stripped.
  • Never sandblast or beadblast parts before polishing. This leaves foreign material embedded in the casting and causes positive metal.
  • Do not attempt to grind or sand your parts yourself to save a few dollars. In most cases you will do more harm than good.
  • Treat your parts gently before and after polishing. The more scratches and dings there are the more it will cost to polish them.
  • Polished parts should be washed with Dawn dish soap and a t-shirt type material rag. After a good cleaning, administer a simple Turtle Wax application and you are good to go!
  • Parts with bearings should have bearings removed prior to polishing. If this is not an option, oil, gas, grease and bearing outlets should be taped off with duct tape to prevent polishing compounds from contaminating vital motor components.
  • Polishing is an art. Pricing is dependent upon the condition of the raw material and the time it takes to make it look like a showpiece. A price list is provided for reference only. Pricing will always depend on time and materials used to get the job done right!
  • Quotes for polishing are much easier to give when we can see the original condition of the material. We do provide quotes based on drawings and past experience, but please be aware that quotes are subject to change.[/ezcol_2third] [ezcol_1third_end][/ezcol_1third_end]