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Old 08-24-2011, 01:16 AM   #1
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Truck box polish

Has anyone tried the truck box polishing method talked about on Trying to figure out how I'm going to polish my 68. Thanks.

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Old 08-24-2011, 08:25 AM   #2
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Check with Rob Baker, the king of truck box polishers LOL

BTW, scroll down to the 7/8/11 post. Or listen to some older VAP episodes. Seems to work for him pretty well.

That said, everyone seems to have their favorite "best" way of polishing their trailer. Tons of threads on here with info about truck box polish and other methods.

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Old 08-25-2011, 11:53 AM   #3
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Thanks for the help. I looked at his you tube videos on polishing with the truck box polish. Very helpfull.
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Old 08-25-2011, 02:21 PM   #4
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I, personally, don't like it. It is a great liquid that shines the aluminum. It does not polish it. Results are OK but you can definitely tell the difference.
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Polishing Technique

Polishing to a mirror shine is hard and dirty work! There is no "wipe on, wipe off" that gives a true mirror shine. The method I use and teach is located here:Polishing Instructions - Southern Antique
Gives a video and written instructions.

There are many ways to achieve a mirror shine....and all are Hard Work.

Good luck and hope this helps.

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I've used it but, I have found that it leaves a slightly white chalky haze barley noticeable but there. I use Gliptone 3 stage polish.
Plus a compounding bar.

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