Polishing up Globes
I got my Globes today. Theyre looking good as far as dents scratches etc. are concerned. Nothing deep or requiring major work. No gutterscrapes. They have been spraypainted it seems on the front. A few questions however for experienced owners:
1. how should i clean them properly so they come up "showroom new". Were they spraypainted originally? out of factory?
2. They seem to have pitting, sort of a rough casting finish along the spokes, but not around the lip. From what ive seen in pics, this seems to be a trait of Bathurst Globes. Is there any way to polish out these cast marks and give the whole rim a smooth finish or will this ruin the look of them?
3. How do i keep that matte silver finish. I saw a pic of some globes that someone polished up and they looked as if they had been spraypainted with silver. How do i avoid this?
4. Someone reccommended beadblasting them....?
Also, two of the original bolts and i think a busher is missing. Are these bolts "Bathurst Globe" bolts or can i pick up another two somewhere easily?