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Old 03-06-2006, 07:05 AM   #1
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Nooks and Crannies

Any advice for getting to the hard to reach spaces when polishing? As I get closer to the door, I worry more about all those tight spots.
Also, what about the window trim? I plan to break out the Dremel, but once again, advice is appreciated.
We have rain predicted this week, so I hope to get an hour or so in this morning, and will take more pictures. I learned last week when it was close to 80 degrees not to work in the late afternoon. High heat + direct sun + shiny surface = yikes!

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Old 03-06-2006, 07:49 AM   #2
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When it came to the tight nooks & cannies, we used whatever works! The following tools were implemented for compounding:
  • Milwaulke Compounder
  • Drill with buffing wheel
  • Foredom tool (Dremmel on steriods)
  • popsicle stick & fingers wrapped with cloth
  • Met-all Never Dull
I did all of the polishing around the valves of our aluminum tanks by hand using Met-All which is a cotton fiber soaked in a solution because there was just no way to get any tools in there to my satisfaction. I worked, but was slow & my hands ached ~

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