Ball Burnishing

Soggz
Soggz Posts: 221
edited February 2009 in MTB general
Anyone know where i can get my frame re ball burnished? I live in Somerset, near Bath.

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  • dave_hill
    dave_hill Posts: 3,877
    1. Go to www.yell.com
    2. Search for "metal polishing" in Somerset

    A decent metal polisher will get the same finish (if not better) than ball burnishing.
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  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    I just polished up my old zaskar with a good metal polish and wadding and it came up like new.

    Be aware that naked alu will oxidise though and lose that sheen.
  • Soggz
    Soggz Posts: 221
    My frame needs re burnishing as it is quite old with a few 'deep scars' on it...Is it worth getting it laquered to stop it anodizing afterwards (oxygenating)?
  • supersonic
    supersonic Posts: 82,708
    It is not going to take deep stuff out.

    You have to lacquer to keep the shinyness, but that oxidation does ofer a resilient cover.

    Would poweder coating be better for you?
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    frame made from?

    have a chat with Argosracing.
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  • Soggz
    Soggz Posts: 221
    The frames 7005 aluminium,and i know that powder coating is a good way to go, but werent they ball burnished to save weight? (albeit a few grammes from the paint...trivial i know, but...)...The idea is to rebuild it the lightest BUT CHEAPEST way I can...;)
  • nicklouse
    nicklouse Posts: 50,675
    edited February 2009
    Do it yourself.

    wire brush in a drill or angle grinder and then clear top coat.

    Maybe even some strips of emery cloth.

    are you thinking like this?

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  • Northwind
    Northwind Posts: 14,675
    While we're on the subject, what would you use for clearcoat? I'm turning my old bike into a commuter and I fancy leaving it in bare metal...
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  • Soggz
    Soggz Posts: 221
    nicklouse wrote:
    Do it yourself.

    wire brush in a drill or angle grinder and then clear top coat.

    Maybe even some strips of emery cloth.

    are you thinking like this?Wire Brush!!! :shock:
    img0237vv4.th.jpg

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    WIRE BRUSH! :shock: