It seems that all of the AC products are coming polished from the factory. If not you can polish them your self. Mothers is my favorite stuff in the world, and if you have seen any of my pics anything on the bike that has some potential of shinning looks like chrome...
You can use a bench grinder with a buffing wheel on it, or even go to the hardware store and buy a buffing wheel that you can put in the end of your drill. I just think about what my final product is going to look like so Im not really to concerned with the time :lol: .
I hate to jump in here and say it but if you want a great look at great long lasting finish as well as superior build, go to X-Factor. I have some X-Factors and AC's and after bolting on the X's, I will never buy anything else. Much better quality, they look better, and mount better too. My AC's had the pegs that you hook the frame that the nerfs go on bend several times. (Have purchased 3 sets of them) And I know of atleast 50 people who have had the same problem as well.
one thing i noticed about AC racings stuff (even though I like every product ive purchased so far) the build quality is lacking as far as there are some goobered welds on my pro pegs and the actual pegs look like someone just threw the aluminum in place and hit it with a tig. Also, i noticed that the mud guard on my front bumper still has burrs on the back side of the drilled holes
Coming from 10 years of manufacturing experience, running a shop whos product was all about aesthetics, as well as being an application engineer for a machine tool builder at the moment, you learn that the way people see your product is the way they see your company. You cant make chicken soup with chicken poop