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Old 27th November 2008, 02:01   #1
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Question Paint and Chrome Protection

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Any advice on how to protect the paint and chrome on my Avy 200.

I am more concerned about the chrome The auto chaps here are somewhat vague about rust inhibitors. They sort of mumble that they have wax polish but no chrome protector.

For paint I got this formula1 wax. Imported and stuff. Check out Formula 1 High-Performance Auto Care Products
Couldn't find Teflon coating anywhere in Delhi. Any ideas?
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Old 27th November 2008, 14:24   #2
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Hey,
There is a product called "RUST-LIK" (or rust-lick) available at leading body line dealers. that should help u remove rust if any & maintain the Chrome spares from catching up rust. Otherwise, BRASSO should also do the magic. I have been using this on my Chromed SHocker legs on my bike from 9 yrs.
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Old 27th November 2008, 15:37   #3
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Try turtle chrome polish which comes in a white bottle, for paint protection & tiny scrathes Formula 1 scratch out does tsh job well.
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Old 29th November 2008, 22:22   #4
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Tried the formula 1 car wax on my bikes today.
It does a good job on the shine.
The scratches on the old Pulsar still showed, but the paint looked as new as it did three ears ago. The Avy is looking great too. I used it on the chrome without much problem, except had to polish extra hard to get the shine.
I think the best part is its very easy to apply as compared to the Waxpol product.
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Old 30th November 2008, 00:04   #5
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Guys,

Will clear coating the alloy wheels recommended?
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Will clear coating the alloy wheels recommended?
After buffing the alloy or over paint? Either ways it should be fine no problem.
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Old 30th November 2008, 16:59   #7
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yes, After buffing and repair. Will ordinary DUPONT Clear coat work?
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Clear coats will not adhere to buffed surfaces. I had clearcoated some buffed parts, they started chippinbg away from a corner. ultimately it looked as if it had dandruff.
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Hey guys,

how to remove paint stains from the bike???? any idea??
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Old 8th March 2010, 08:30   #10
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Question Tips on taking care of the chrome parts on my RE Electra?

Hi Friends,

Like the title says, I need your suggestions and tips on how to take care of the chrome parts on my RE Electra.

I have noticed several patches of rust on the wheel rims, mirrors, mudguards etc. Also, some nuts and bolts appear rusted

Bulleteers, please help me with your valuable tips..

MODS - I did search for a thread on this topic but couldnt find any. Hence posted a new thread.
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Waxpol metal polish and some cotton waste to remove the rust.
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after cleaning the rust there is a very small dark spot which gathers rust again (where the plating is gone). is there any way to take care of that.
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Once I use waxpol, that spot wont rust for another 2-3 weeks or when it rains heavily. Then repeat so that it wont rust. Wipe a lot, you can get rid of the rust totally.

Once the chrome has rusted, you have to take better care to prevent further damage.
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Thanks SunnyBoi. Let me try your suggestion this weekend. Will update the results.
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Get some Rust-Off (a Bardahl product) or better yet, WD-40 for removing rust. As far as protecting chrome and paint are concerned, ordinary care will do just fine - shampoo and wax every week (get plastic treatment for the plastic parts, DO NOT use the metal wax for them, it won't protect against fading or cracking) and take care to park in shade or cover your bike if there isn't any shade available.
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