Go Back   Harley Davidson Forums > Harley Davidson Motorcycles > Softail Models
Sign in using an external account
Register Forgot Password?
Search


Softail Models Standard, Custom, Night Train, Deuce, Springer, Heritage, Fatboy, Deluxe, Rocker and Cross Bones.

Reply
 
 
 
P
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
  #1  
Old 11-04-2010, 06:24 AM
brettnbama's Avatar
brettnbama brettnbama is offline
Ultimate HDF Member
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Woodstock, GA
Posts: 5,124
SPECTREtoo7
Default "brushed" chrome

I am pretty sure someone here has done this, or it may have been someone in the touring forum. I saw someone who had changed the look of their chrome to a satin or brushed look. I want to say they used a scotch brite pad or maybe even sandpaper. Anyone here know how to do this? I am thinking about doing it on my muffler. I think if the exhaust looked more like the "polished" engine covers on the crossbones, it would look sweet. Anyone know if there would be any ill effects? I can't imagine it would cause the exhaust to rust or anything, considering it is probably stainless steel that has been chromed. I am also considering getting the muffler coated in black hi-temp powder coat. So if I try the brushed finish and it doesn't turn out, I can still get it coated.....
Attached Thumbnails
"brushed" chrome-100_2260.jpg  
__________________

09 CrossBones- 14" Wild 1 Outlawz, forward controls, Bassani Road Rage 2-1, SE A/C, Woods TW-555, and a PCV
2012 Road Glide Custom

Last edited by brettnbama; 11-04-2010 at 06:27 AM..
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 11-04-2010, 06:27 AM
traveler's Avatar
traveler traveler is offline
Extreme HDF Member
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: Rapid City, SD
Posts: 12,885
Default

WD-40 and a green scrubber pad. Make sure you keep the "scratches" going the same direction.

Russel from Exile was known for it a couple years back. Shouldn't rust at all, but any sign of it, and a quick wipe down with WD-40 cures that.

~Joe
__________________

John 3:13
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 11-04-2010, 08:25 AM
jrspringer06's Avatar
jrspringer06 jrspringer06 is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: SE Colorado
Posts: 435
Default

Yep Exile uses that technique all the time. Like above keep the stokes the same direction. Gives it kinda nickle look.
__________________
06' FLSTSCI
12.5 Chubby's
Bassani Road Rage 2-1, Baggertail w/ Old Police bags
http://www.facebook.com/justin.schrock
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 11-04-2010, 09:06 AM
skulltrainharley skulltrainharley is offline
Road Warrior
Join Date: Apr 2010
Posts: 1,931
Default

Done it on my wifes sportster ..... hard work but then nothings easy ....... never had a issue with rust ....
Reply With Quote
  #5  
Old 11-06-2010, 08:37 AM
Ganno57's Avatar
Ganno57 Ganno57 is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Brookshire, Texas
Posts: 390
Default

I have used the gray (fine grit) scotchbright pad with WD-40 or any light weight clear oil. Like everyone has said make sure you go in one direction, front to back. You only need very lite pressure to get the brush look.
__________________
Mike
2011 Street Glide 103
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 11-07-2010, 05:25 PM
khrome4hogs khrome4hogs is offline
Hang Around
Join Date: Nov 2008
Location: New Jersey
Posts: 19
Default

You can try it the way they say but it will not look right. The rigth way to do it is satin it before you chrome it. If you rub too hard you will cut through the chrome and in time it will rust. I have been chroming for 30+ yrs. 908-327-2554 if you have ?
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 02-04-2011, 01:13 PM
Wabbit's Avatar
Wabbit Wabbit is offline
Senior Rider
Join Date: Feb 2011
Location: Portland, ME
Posts: 380
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khrome4hogs View Post
You can try it the way they say but it will not look right. The rigth way to do it is satin it before you chrome it. If you rub too hard you will cut through the chrome and in time it will rust. I have been chroming for 30+ yrs. 908-327-2554 if you have ?
Are you able to give parts the same satin chrome look as the stock Fat Boy Lo engine parts? I'm considering the front forks, air cleaner cover and the saddlebag mounts.

Thanks!
Reply With Quote
  #8  
Old 02-04-2011, 02:11 PM
DrawDown's Avatar
DrawDown DrawDown is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Oct 2007
Location: H Town
Posts: 828
Default

Scotchbrite and WD40. Stroke it the same direction
__________________
James
2011 Black & White Luxe...Rockin it Old Skool
2008 Black FLSTF Fatboy - Sold
"People sleep peaceably in their beds at night only because rough men stand ready to do violence on their behalf."
Reply With Quote
  #9  
Old 02-04-2011, 03:20 PM
wiseguy2day's Avatar
wiseguy2day wiseguy2day is offline
Road Master
Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Just south of Chicago, Illinois
Posts: 840
Default

Brett is that the bub 7 exhaust on your scoot? How do you like it?
__________________

The wife with my 2005 Softail (notso) Standard. Lotsa doodads and gizmos. Some chrome, some powdercoated gloss black.
Reply With Quote
  #10  
Old 02-04-2011, 04:14 PM
RocketRocker's Avatar
RocketRocker RocketRocker is offline
Road Master
Join Date: May 2009
Location: Fredericksburg, Va
Posts: 933
Default

RSD has been doing this for a little while and give an instructional video...
http://rolandsandsdesign.com/wp/2010...ps-and-tricks/

Good luck!
__________________
2013 Streetglide
2008 Rocker C
Reply With Quote
Old 02-04-2011, 04:14 PM
 
 
 
P
Reply

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Screamin' Eagle Buckshot Exhaust Shield Kit - Stainless? BMCsteve Sportster Models 1 11-20-2012 08:16 AM
Questions about blacking out front end lumper Powdercoat & Paint 5 09-25-2012 07:11 PM
Headlight Lift? Sikk50 Sportster Models 11 10-13-2011 03:44 AM
"Brushed nickel finish" on chrome mctwist General Harley Davidson Chat 6 02-11-2010 08:03 AM
Black chrome powder coat Rnemhrd Touring Models 2 11-24-2009 01:03 PM


Tags
2010, brush, brushed, brushing, chome, chrome, cover, covers, engine, exhaust, fatboy, finish, gray, harley, lo, motorcycle, nickel, pipes, primary, sandpaper, scotchbrite


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off

Forum Jump

Join HDForums

Advertising
Featured Sponsors
Vendor Directory
Sponsors

All times are GMT -5. The time now is 09:42 AM.


Internet Brands, Inc.