Here is a trick that I learned (everyone probably knows already) The tunnel on my MXZ is not clear-coated so it can be polished. I've been working on mine and I have one side looking nearly like chrome! Looks really nice.
Hey sledboy what did you use? I used a product called FLITZ, that suff works like a cats ###! I polished up both sides of my tunnel and it looks better than new, being all chrome looking Good Luck, I would post some pics but I need a digital camera
I bought a bottle of Blue Magic Metal Polish at Wal-Mart for about $3. Like nick gehring said, mine took about an hour. Its amazing how great they look, and it actually lasts quite awhile before it needs touched up!!
I did the same to my 00' mxz polishing the sides of the tunnel and the exhaust pipe to a chrome looking finish,I used Mother's aluminum polish with little time or effort,rag turns black with first wipe. :0
I havn't done a tunnel yet, but I've gone a little crazy on the other stuff.....I took an extra 3/4 horse motor I had laying around, clamped it in a workmate vise, and mounted some 8 inch buffing wheels to it, (A sprial one on either side of 2 soft flannel ones in the middle making a 2 inch wide wheel) you can buy all these for about 15 bucks total at lowes or home depot etc. I took my aluminum covered exhaust pipe off my 670 and using red rouge buffing compound, buffed it to chrome quite easily. This metal is really soft, and responds well to buffing and comes out great! The buffing also takes out minor scratches. Next was the belt guard, then the chain case cover came off and went on the wheel, and finally the secondary's windage plates came off and went on the wheel. You can see your face in any of these parts, I get a lot of positive comments, and I've buffed a few other guys engine parts since doing my own. I don't have a digital camera, but if i can round one up, I'll try to post a picture or two...... Give it a try, its pretty easy, you'll like the results.... DooZ
So far I have done 2 sleds, a 2000 MX Z 600 and a 2K T-Cat MC. I use a Makita variable speed POLISHING gun with a couple of different polishing wheels, and a few different polishing compound density's, this particular set-up also worked great at getting automotive aluminum wheels looking like new. I have used the polishing paste before with poor results. The results from the polishing wheels are far better than the paste. You guys must have worked for longer than an hour to get the tunnel looking like chrome with wheel polishing paste. I have also done the head, clutch cover, front bumper mounting brackets, rear bumper, chaincase cover, rear susp. slide rails, ski saddles, and the steering arms and rods. With the polishing wheels, the tunnel takes me about 2 hours for both sides, and the rest of the peices take about 4 hours because of there size and tight spots. If you would like more info just send a message. I should be posting pictures fairly soon of the sleds.
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