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Roger5
Dec 12th, 2008, 03:41 PM
Hi

I have a KTM dirt bike. I would like to know on which parts of the bike I can use all-Metal Polish, specifically:

1. the rims
2. the rear swing-arm
3. sub-frame (aluminium)
4. engine casing

Can this product only be used on pure cast aluminium parts without any coating of any kind?

Roger

Murr1525
Dec 12th, 2008, 03:44 PM
Well, it depends what all those parts are made of/coated with on your bike.

But yes, you want to use it on bare metal, whether it is aluminum, stainless, chrome, etc.

Eddie6th
Jun 8th, 2009, 03:42 AM
If I remember well,the back of the tub says that it can be used on every metal surface except gold.

So,unless your dirt bike has gold..............?:D

Calais
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:23 AM
The metal parts? :dunno

Maserati Mario
Jun 24th, 2009, 09:42 AM
I would only use it on polished metal only.
Any metal that isn't polished is pores-es, and will keep the product in the metal.
So be careful and do a test spot first.

Jesse Ivory
Jan 19th, 2010, 02:06 AM
Hi

I have a KTM dirt bike. I would like to know on which parts of the bike I can use all-Metal Polish, specifically:

1. the rims
2. the rear swing-arm
3. sub-frame (aluminium)
4. engine casing

Can this product only be used on pure cast aluminium parts without any coating of any kind?

Roger

Hello!

I understand your question for that its depend upon your bike which part is coated and something get damaged means you may use....

Ric0h
Feb 21st, 2010, 12:09 PM
Just out of curiosity, but does the metal polish need to be applied with a hard brush?

Murr1525
Feb 21st, 2010, 12:28 PM
No, a terry cloth or foam appliator will work.

Ric0h
Feb 26th, 2010, 04:11 PM
Hey roger, I just tested out the all metal polish, and it was really disappointing, it was the worst product on the motorcycle kit i had.

Murr1525
Feb 26th, 2010, 04:44 PM
Hey roger, I just tested out the all metal polish, and it was really disappointing, it was the worst product on the motorcycle kit i had.

That would be surprising.... how were you using it?

Autobrite
Feb 26th, 2010, 07:10 PM
Roger, what kind of ktm do you have? I have a 250sx-f. On it the only thing that is uncoated is the aluminum subframe. The rims are powdercoated and the swing arm has clear coat on it. For those 2 a cleaner wax works very well. As for the engine casing, depending on wich part you are talking about it is either aluminum or the covers are magnesium. In either case the best thing that I have found to use is a cleaner wax as well. I had a crf 250 that i stripped off the coatings and polished the swing arm, frame and clutch cover and it was a nightmare to keep clean and protected.

Autobrite
Feb 26th, 2010, 07:27 PM
Roger, what kind of ktm do you have? I have a 250sx-f. On it the only thing that is uncoated is the aluminum subframe. The rims are powdercoated and the swing arm has clear coat on it. For those 2 a cleaner wax works very well. As for the engine casing, depending on wich part you are talking about it is either aluminum or the covers are magnesium. In either case the best thing that I have found to use is a cleaner wax as well. I had a crf 250 that i stripped off the coatings and polished the swing arm, frame and clutch cover and it was a nightmare to keep clean and protected.

Ok, so i officially feel like a moron. Didnt realize the original post was so old.