The buffer really eats ‘em up when I’m working with small parts.
My new buffer finally arrived in the mail so I got to polishing some bits and pieces for the CB160. I love polishing aluminum. Although it’s probably the dirtiest job I’ll undertake during a build, it’s also the most rewarding. It’s a shame to see everyone taking the “easy” way out and painting over pieces that have so much more potential.
On my last project I took to sanding every scratch and gouge out of each piece before taking them to a mirror finish, this time I’m leaving the big ones in. This reduces the work to get to finish; more importantly it retains the bikes unique history and character.