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Old 08-19-2012, 01:05 PM   #15
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I am in the midst using the grey bar with the 8" wheel and it is definitely cutting a new level of shine after I used the Black emery bar and wet sanding to smooth out a lot of corrosion. Tried Nuvite F7 and the grey works better. I have lot of lines and marks you can see where the wheel was used especially in evening lower light. In bright midday sun the skin looks a bit cloudy, but I am going for a 10-12' shine and that is almost what I have.
SO --- can I skip the red bar and go to the Cyclo with C? Or do I need another pass with the red to smooth it out more first? See my blog page for pictures...
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Old 08-19-2012, 01:39 PM   #16
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RED, then cyclo with yellow pads followed by blue. Skip that expensive Nuvite and use Diamond Brite. The pads do all the work...
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Old 08-19-2012, 03:11 PM   #17
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So ok...to be sure.. Red on a buff pad..loose cotton? Then cylo with uncovered pads. Thn use the wrapped pads?
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Old 08-20-2012, 02:45 PM   #18
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I have always used cotton sweatshirt material on my cyclo. It is a pain, but it works. I am interested in Frank's method, but don't the pads get clogged up with all the oxide that gets pulled off of the skin? I can do a 2x2 foot area before moving to another spot on the cloth. How long before to need to replace the pad?
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last trailer I had I did touch up with the green pads, and washed them out when done in hot water and detergent. They came out close to new. They do wear out after awhile, but not too expensive to replace.
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I have always used cotton sweatshirt material on my cyclo. It is a pain, but it works. I am interested in Frank's method, but don't the pads get clogged up with all the oxide that gets pulled off of the skin? I can do a 2x2 foot area before moving to another spot on the cloth. How long before to need to replace the pad?
I buy the pads by the dozen. As they clog, I toss them in a bucket of hot soapy water and clean them out. After about four cleanings they are toast.
I have to say that, this works for me. I firmly believe that polishing takes working out a system that works for you. What is "a perfect polish" varies from one person to the next. Everyone has a different level of what is except able. I know I was doing 75 as I passed you Richard, but Anna is one shiny gal...
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Right on Frank. If I had indoor storage I would go for even shinier, but it's a losing battle with it parked underline trees in Georgia.
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