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Old 09-18-2003, 03:37 PM   #57
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Thumbs up This bag contained

All of the polish attachments, polish, etc
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:39 PM   #58
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Some of the tools laid out.

This was the 1/2 drill used and, the wool bonnet..MUCH USED.
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:40 PM   #59
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Talking It used to look like

The wool bonnet used to look like this one, in the beginning..lol
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:44 PM   #60
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Thumbs up This is the Cyclo

As it was used for this last step polishing the panel and door..
Plse notice the white flannel and, just how "dirty" it is..


I kid you not, that's the actual finis "used" results of my polishing effort..
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:51 PM   #61
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Talking The secret to this job is~

KEEP EVERYTHING CLEAN~!~

I wore rubber gloves, cleaned everything..
(except for the wool bonnet...lol)

Prep the skin, so as to make this job easier for yourself..
Here's how..
50/50 water and vinegar, wipe it down first to clean the surface dirt off..then apply the vinegar/water to the surface...Move it around numerous times till it starts to break down the oxidized metal surface..
Afterwards, use a water saturated clothe to stop the actions of vinegar. Wipe it clean/dry with a soft cloth..
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:55 PM   #62
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Rivet Do your work on the surface..

Use the drill with a wool bonnet and, start the job using G6..Trust me, this is the way to go..Here's what it looks like after just using G6..
This a very CLOSE-UP picture..It's not cloudy at all..I just wanted for you to see that, there are no discoloration or water marks~!!

btw..Do you see any swirl MARKS?? I don't think so...
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Old 09-18-2003, 03:59 PM   #63
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Done with the major stripping. Will have to touch up a few areas around the windows and logo. I'm surprised how good it looks where the clear coat was in good shape. Tried just plain polishing by hand on some of the oxidized area with good results I think compounding will fix most of that but where it has discolored no help ( kind of copper looking).
My son should be bringing his digital camara and if I figure out how will post pics.
Your pictures are a great inspration for anyone considering polishing. Hope mine comes out as good.

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Old 09-18-2003, 04:00 PM   #64
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Cool Okay, you've seen the good..

Now here's a view of that same panel close up but, just off to the right of the last photo...This shows it as it was before~

These can be very difficult to remove..G6 will do it nicely and, with almost no swirl marks..~
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Old 09-18-2003, 04:04 PM   #65
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Angry I ran out of G6...

Who says a 1/4 pounder wouldn't go a long way?? That's all I've used so far on this ENTIRE job.. Of course, I'm not finis YET..

Okay, I had a tiny bit left, decided to used it on the bumper..lol
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Thumbs up To recap..

This a view of the door and the panel to its right that I've just finished..
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Old 09-18-2003, 04:11 PM   #67
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Talking One last secret~!

Just before doing the final polish step using "S"...I wiped everything down with mineral spiritsl`!!

What looked and felt clean, was, in fact..filthy with polish residue.
This was after my best efforts to keep it clean..The dirty rag shows it all. This was after one wipe of the larger panel and, the door.
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Talking To recap..

This is another photo shot, to bring all back into perspective..

That's my neighbor, George, who hails from the great state of TX..
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Thumbs up Thanks Garry

I look forward to seeing your photos as well...Keep up the good work..

It can be done...Using the proper tools and, method...

Just to let you know..I've 'never' done anything like this before..
I figure if I can do it, anyone can!~

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Thumbs up Looking Great!

Great work! I like it.

Wish I could spend more time doing mine instead of being at this lousy office all day

Actually my arms probably only work for a few hours anyway

How many hours are you at now?
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