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I dont understand why more people have not polished their frames, swingarms etc. Personally I think (know) bikes look a hell of alot better with polished parts. Skidmark and myself learned the art of (hand) polishing over the winter. If anyones interested, heres how its done, and in one day. First you need to go to Lordco Auto parts and pick up some aircraft paint remover. It comes in spray on, or a can which you paint on. Almost all frames are aluminum and have a coat of paint on them. Air craft paint will take this off without any elbow grease. You just spray or paint it on, leave it for 45 min to 1 hour and the paint will separate itself from the aluminum, having a wrinkled look to it. Just wipe off with water and a rag and the sanding begins. Start with a fairly coarse grade, 600 and work in at least three stages of grit untill you reach 1500. Once the sanding is done its time to polish. Over and over again. The more you polish the better the shine you get. There is regular polishing required to keep the shine, but its really worth it. Any questions, just ask.