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Discussion in 'Show & Shine' started by Vin Cent, Jan 28, 2017.

  1. Mike manson

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    Started this project in end of beginning of December... I thought it would never end.[​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG][​IMG]

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  3. Mike manson

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    Looks great I’m doing same thing 5-6 hrs every Saturday but once nice weather comes it will be worth it


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    Looks Awesome your hard work payed off:oldwtf::cool:
     
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    Thanks. Old man taught me how to use airplane polish they use at boeing.

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    I've tried a lot of polishes. And it comes down to elbow grease.
    You did an awesome job.
    How did the polishing tools work for the Dremel .
    I picked up one of those kits for Christmas.
     
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    Honestly.. The dremel tool worked OK at 2500-3000rpm but Nothing worked better for me than a simple white T-shirt my father started me out with originally. And like you said a lot of elbow grease lol. Spent alot of time and money trying new stuff only to come right back to what I started with which was a white T-shirt. Only thing I didn't try was the cotton diapers. Will give them a try next because they came so highly recommended on the forum. Good luck with yours bud. Let me know how you do with the dremel.


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    T-shirts are better than the diapers. I've used them both. Diapers absorb too much polish so you end up having to use more polish than you would with a cotton t shirt.

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    Thanks bro. Just saved me some cash I didn't want to spend.

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    flannel is the best I have ever used for polishing along with mothers billet.

    The dremel works good on small hard to reach I have the 2' flex shaft on mine so its like a pencil buffer but you have to be careful that the buff wheel doesnt come off the arbor cause that sob will scratch the crap out of whatever you are polishing. Believe me i know
     
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    [​IMG]this is like a before after as I’m still working at it


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    Looking good, keep after it.
     
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    Yea I’m at like 20 hrs and counting im going over it once cause it was bad from being neglected by previous owners then I’m gonna fine tune it


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    I have alway used turtle wax chrome cleaner but after that I put paste wax on top like you would car and those rocker covers are in horrible shape I bought s&s they are going on in spring along with a carb cleaning and my new back rim to replace the recalled rim


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    Rebuilt calipers and while I had them off thought I would do a lil polishing. On the back, right side I sanded with 2000 grit (1st pic) then polished with Mothers Billet (2nd pic) IMG_1013.JPG IMG_1022.JPG . Like a mirror. Now got to do the rest
     

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    Looks a lot better than the pic shows
     
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    Look good I took mine off and polished them to


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