I tried sanding and waxing the metalflake on my '78 S&S the first season I had it. The shine didn't last long, and it was down to exposing the flakes so repeating wasn't really an option. I opted for clearcoat. One final sanding then 3 coats of urethane clear and it's been super shiny ever since.
Last edited by Bellinghamster; 05-09-2010 at 11:25 AM.