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This is how I spent my first Father's Day as a Father. 7 Hours it took me and I will never do it again. They first had to be hand sanded with 150 grit to get the paint off, then they had to be sanded to get all of the imperfections out. I brought them up to a high polish using Mothers Mag and then brushed finished them with scotchbrite to match my frame.
 

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Looking good 1strongone1!

It's quite likely that they were anodized cranks? If so, oven cleaner or something with lye (nasty stuff) in it would have made the job a lot quicker for you! :D

I dig the brushed finish though!

Dave.
 
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Looking good 1strongone1!

It's quite likely that they were anodized cranks? If so, oven cleaner or something with lye (nasty stuff) in it would have made the job a lot quicker for you! :D

I dig the brushed finish though!

Dave.
I thought the same, but I did my homework before hand and they are painted.

Thanks
 

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I think they look fresh. I think I want to do the same to my hollowtech II LX's but I don't know if I really want to take the time.

Did you do all of the sanding by hand or did you a dremel or something?
 

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Those look very familiar!

I did the same thing a couple of weeks back, although I used a buffing wheel at work to make it go a lot quicker! I was also lazy and did not do the back of the arms. Those arms were originally painted, and quickly had deep shoe rub marks that make them look like crap. The brushed finish looks much nicer, especially with the Boone ring! Anyway, nice work.
 

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I have a couple questions about doing this to my crankset...
1. Anyone know if LX Hollowtechs are painted or anodized?
2. Anyone know how to get the spider off a set of LX cranks?

I want mine high polish to match my ENO!
 
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bikeny said:
I did the same thing a couple of weeks back, although I used a buffing wheel at work to make it go a lot quicker! I was also lazy and did not do the back of the arms. Those arms were originally painted, and quickly had deep shoe rub marks that make them look like crap. The brushed finish looks much nicer, especially with the Boone ring! Anyway, nice work.
Nice work, I wish I had taken an easier route.
 
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I have a couple questions about doing this to my crankset...
1. Anyone know if LX Hollowtechs are painted or anodized?
2. Anyone know how to get the spider off a set of LX cranks?

I want mine high polish to match my ENO!
I am about 95% sure that you can't remove the spider on an LX, but I left a 5% fudge in case I am wrong.
 

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Woah! That bike looks fantastic. Saddle a little too minimalistic for my backside, but for looks it can't be beat. I think the crank finish is perfect for your bike. That's a pretty spiffy chain you're running - what izzit?
 

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Woah! That bike looks fantastic. Saddle a little too minimalistic for my backside, but for looks it can't be beat. I think the crank finish is perfect for your bike. That's a pretty spiffy chain you're running - what izzit?
Agreed :thumbsup: That bike looks so perfect, it just flows.
 
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