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Old 06-13-2005, 08:56 PM   #1
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Stripping/Polishing the OILY

I picked up a Makita 9227 polisher and have begun the project. I bought some Heavy Metal Medium and Fine to try. I should have bought the course as well but I was told by the lady on the phone the medium would work. I would have gone for Nuvite but I had trouble sourcing it in Canada. I have also experimented on a couple of spots with Autosol. I wasn't planning on going for a mirror finish but who knows where i'll end up.

I used the POR-Strip and it worked unbelievably well.

My question is a difference in the way the side panel is turning out compared to the rear end cap. I polished each about the same yet there is a noticeable difference in finish to this point. The end cap is foggier.

Has this happened to anyone else???


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Old 06-13-2005, 10:50 PM   #2
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Hi Ken


You should have some Heavy Metal course polish for this.
I usd some of their course on corrosion and endcaps, and it works very well. Following teh course with some medium makes most of the swirls very unobtrusive. Another pass with a cyclo and Nuvite S will give you a mirror finish.
The endcaps respond to polishing quite differently thant eh straight panels. It has to do with the way the metal was formed and stretched during manufacturing. It takes more effort to smooth out the pores on the endcaps. Normal, no worries.

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Old 06-13-2005, 11:43 PM   #3
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Yup, the same thing happened with our endcaps. If you look at my avatar, you can see that they even looked different with the clearcoat on. In my case, a couple of rounds of compounding with C, and then cycloing with F7 (& C) did the trick. Now the cap and the side are just as shiny.
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Thanks guys,

You know when I started the polish concept, I was just thinking of "shinier' and uniform, not mirror finish. But I can see that you get kind of obsessed with the shine.

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