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There is a video on the Cafe Club forum about polishing the aluminum engine parts on a Thruxton. The finished parts looked good. I was thinking about how some selected parts of my Bonnie Black might look polished instead of black. Has anyone remove the black finish? If so, do you just use paint stripper? What is the quality of the aluminum part underneath?

In the same vein, has anyone polished the levers, shifters and break pedal? It seems like a good alternative to expensive chrome parts.

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Wanna trade? Are the 860 and 790 parts you're speaking of interchangeable?
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Hey Mr. Trim..Thanks for the internet slap! What was I thinking?! Really, where I was coming from was looking at pictures of old Bonnevilles, 50's and 60's. A lot of them had black cylinders and bare metal lower cases. I probably should look for parts in classifieds or ebay so that I can go back to black-if and when. Sorry, no swaps today, Dog.

I'm still going to try polishing up those secondary parts, levers, etc.
 

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Thanks a lot Trim! :-D

I love my standard but have considered trading for a BonnieBlack.

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Polishing thing's like shifter lever and the like shouldnt be that big of a deal. They do have a protective coating over them that can be removed with something on the order of paint stripper. Then just hit them with a buffing wheel and some compound.

One day I'll have something to polish on my buffing wheel...but it wont be anything off my bonnie black.

:)
 
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