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Old 25-01-2008, 00:46
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What is Polishing?

Polishing is actually improving the surface of the material. This material can be paint or plastic but also metal.
The material is sanded down with increasingly fine grain and finally polished with a rotating polishing disc made of cloth. This final step is continued untill all sanding scratches have disappeared and the material becomes brilliant. The main advantages over chrome plating are: easier to retouch and a more natural brilliance. A disadvantage is that polished materials require high maintenance: By regularly washing with warm water and washing-up-liquid, then rinsing with cold water and finally drying off they will maintain their beauty.

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Polished parts and wheels should always be washed when they are COLD! This is to prevent residues. Clean them with UNIPOL afterwards. If residues, corrosion or scratches are present, repolish with Belgom or Alu-magic. In winter, if in your country roads are salted, you should preferrably remove polished parts.


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this is why i chrome most of my stuff.

polishing is the suck

chrome plate is much tougher than powdercoat.

who gets chips in their chrome? Our shop doesnt use crap plating practices... so this comes down to not being informed about how inexpensive & how truly tough chrome really is
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high maintenance is for girls.............not car parts
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Old 17-05-2009, 16:59
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Chrome won't bring you home .....
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now you are really reaching
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Old 17-05-2009, 22:01
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Chrome is soooo eighties

Polishing and highgloss forged is the shit








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Old 17-05-2009, 22:32
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well we have different views on this - its ok
high polish is sex - but chrome is easier to maintain

and if its 'so 80's' that is exactly what I am looking for.........

(it takes a lot of effort NOT to post pics that are 1000x better than the pics u just posted).

I guess we will have to wait

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Nice discussion... Haha, i prefer polishing. I think Chrome has a little bit of plastic look...
Sorry Chromosexual...
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Chrome plating beats Plastic like Kermit on Miss Piggy

Here is one set of my chrome plated RM's...





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