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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 8:29 pm 
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.....and cut all the lugs off.

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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Mon Sep 04, 2017 9:07 pm 
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I run a polished Buell and I rarely need to polish anything. Wipe down with a damp microfiber cloth followed by a clean dry one is all that's usually required.
Make a good enough job of the initial polishing and the maintenance is next to nothing.

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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:01 am 
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Thanks guys, that was most illuminating.
On balance, I think polishing is the way to go.
What a useful forum this is!


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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:29 am 
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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 10:10 am 
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like i said,if done properly,but if i leave mine out in the rain for a week which is powder coated,i know which one of us is gonna be working harder to clean it. :old:

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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 12:52 pm 
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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 3:39 pm 
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Can't comment on powder coat, but my polished arm went on in ~ 2001 and has done ~ 15,000 miles, in this time it has been hand polished (with a rag and polish) 2 or 3 times in situ and its still looking good. It will be properly polished again one day, but that will be to remove a couple incompetent spanner marks left by me being enthusiastic.

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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Tue Sep 05, 2017 8:29 pm 
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What happens when powder coat chips? Maybe I'm just unlucky but for me corrosion normally sets in and I get big bubbles (no troubles).

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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 11:16 am 
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I have had various bits and bobs powder coated over the years and as pash rightly says if it gets chipped and left for moisture to get in it will start to bubble and peel before too long,
In the past I've used a blob of paint just to seal the edges of any little chips..........works for me so far ;)

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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:35 pm 
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poor preparation makes for piss poor performance :old:

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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 12:40 pm 
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Chiz_4 wrote:
poor preparation makes for piss poor performance :old:

Can we send our stuff to you for coating?

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 Post subject: Re: Cyclone swinging arm
PostPosted: Wed Sep 06, 2017 3:34 pm 
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no longer in that line of work,got fed up with people who have no eye for detail :old:

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