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i noticed on the top of my swingarm (on the chain side) some small spots. it seemed to be from chain lube or maybe the battery leaking. so i tried some wd40.. no good, tried s100, no good. i then tried some mothers.. doh! i started to polish the swingarm! i then decided to try to "even" the polish. no such luck. it's still uneven.

i'm kinda stuck... i'm thinking of trying more elbow grease, maybe something made to polish it right.... or maybe powder coating the rear swing arm black!

any ideas?
 
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Re: tried to clean my S4 swingarm and this happene

You can take a bit of scotch brite, which if you are unfamiliar with is like a scrub pad you use in the kitchen. Lightly rub the area, but go slow the finish may not be what you like but basically it dulls the surface. You may want to try it out on the underside first to see how it works.

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Re: tried to clean my S4 swingarm and this happene

thanks for the input. are you thinking a red or green scotch brite?
 

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Your swingarm is anodized or I should say was as you now have stripped part of it. I can be redone in silver or black like the picture below. It will cost you thou.
 

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Re: tried to clean my S4 swingarm and this happene

thx for the input. i saw some powder coated parts at the ducshop. it was a 996 frame and some S4 wheels, looked really good.

i called the guy who did it. $70.00 for the swing-arm to be done in any color. i picked matte black. thought that will be easier to clean. :)

i'm pumped!
 

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Re: tried to clean my S4 swingarm and this happene

so before i took the swingarm to be powdercoated, i tried the scotchbrite trick. it did "dull" it back to close the original finish. do i need to "seal" the finish now that I did that? did i rub the anodized part off? it's close to matching...

thanks in advance...

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