While taking my second V Star project apart I was inspired from my last project to do something different to these fenders and see how it goes. I bought some fenders from blue collar bobbers and decided to try and see how they look all shined up using polierpaste and some buff wheels. Gonna have at it for the weekend and see how it goes.
If you have a tandy near you, or me, get some scraps of leather that can be cut big enough to attach to your angle grinder, and use the suede side to polish up any surface that is gonna be shiny and in the process of becoming shiny, now, you must smooth it out before you use the leather to polish, when you get to that stage, you will not need any compounds or pastes or anything, just super fast spinning motion, and be patient, you will be breathing some of the leather at first, after a teenie wheenie bit, that will stop, and you will really see great results, just take some leather use the suede side and wipe down a mirrors, or chrome surfaces with it, with just your hand power, and compare it to cleaners, and polishing pastes and compounds, you will be shocked at how leather shines smooth surfaces up better than anything else, at least i feel this way about it, and so do all people who I have instructed to do so, with some of my scraps, I have way too much scraps, and it really puts that crappy scrap stuff to good use, I also have a neighbor who polishes for a living, and he gets all of his round shaped leather pieces from me, and really likes the veg tanned leather compared to chrome tanned leather or all the other types of tanned processes of leather he has used, possibly cuz, I give him the round pieces for free also! pretty good price when it is free, or, this might just be my opinion? yep! definently my opinion. So, be careful when doing something that is from my opinion, pretty scary stuff!?
The ultimate best way to get the best shine is, to place a circle pattern upon a foam type backing to give the leather ability to flex while it is spinning really really fast, this is what the guy that polishes for a living out of his garage, his set ups are pretty good with the flexing ability he has on his polishing pads, he is the one who showed me that with a round type polisher that has really dense foam on it is the best way to polish metals with leather round pieces, and the thicker the leather the harder you can push in on the leather, because it can take a lot more pressure, being that it is really thick, he still manages to make the leather he uses to actually explode while spinning so fast, in the leather's last moments, because now that he has a lot of leather at his disposal, he can really go extreme with the pressures he uses when he is polishing up with the last process in the polishing process. I hope this makes sense