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Old 01-30-2011, 08:34 PM   #1
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Removing haze after polish

I'm sure other's have encountered this problem. Once you have polished and try to remove the haze or residue when finished polishing is there anything you can use It seems like several things I have used makes matters worse. Solvents, soap all seem to leave some type of residue or streaks Any suggestions.

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Old 01-30-2011, 09:11 PM   #2
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Haze removal

When I polished my propane tanks, a vintage airplane mechanic/polisher said he uses mineral spirits to remove any residue after polishing. Worked great for me....

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Old 01-31-2011, 06:05 PM   #3
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clean up

hear is what I do , when compounding I use corn starch test with a bowl starch and a little water past wipe on and wipe off with clean rag. while polishing using S grade I normaly use liquid glass, lite spray and miro fiber cloth It works great and shines it up, if I have my last pass of polish or very little grey I just use a miro fiber cloth. I get the liquid glass and miro cloths at wallmart. this works for me every time note liquid glass is not same as windex never use windex will hurt your finish big time
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Old 01-31-2011, 06:23 PM   #4
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I am assuming the clear cote is off the trailer.

I wash mine down with diesel fuel, followed by hot water and dawn dishwashing detergent
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Without getting so complicated getting from point A to point can clean up your work with Kerosene. Kerosene is a wetter form/ more deluted form of mineral spirits. Use it to wipe down, and continue polishing until it (the surface) is as shiny as you wish!
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Old 01-31-2011, 07:42 PM   #6
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Thanks for the quick response. I think you told me how I screwed up. I cleaned with kerosene that left some film. I used crud cutter spray to remove that and assumed the soap was the residue so I used windex. Must have been a bad mistake and looks like I have lots of rework. Why do these kind of lessons hurt so much. I didn't know about liquid glass. I will try it next time.

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