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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:47 pm 
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hey guys im tryin to locater a good aluminum polisher in the south eastern region of melbourne cheers guys
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 6:53 pm 
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Autosol & hours of rubbing.
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:07 pm 
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yer lol but me sander just blew up and im half way thruogh gettin the black paint of my rocker cover and i wanted it done by saturday
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:16 pm 
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Paint stripper, easiest way to do a rocker cover i found. Wipe on with a brush, wait 10 minutes and hose the paint off.
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:19 pm 
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will try that thx
any particular brand
and were to get it
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:33 pm 
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Dont know about brand, but bunnings maybe?

After you get the paint off, polish with autosol, then wipe over with wax & grease remover, then spray on some good quality clear gloss to seal it, or you'll be continually polishing it up to keep the finish.
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:36 pm 
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shouldnt i sand it after the stripper to get it really smooth and shiny
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 7:45 pm 
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Dont know? Im guessing under all the paint its already smooth enough to polish, Autosol polish will eat through light rust and tarnishing.

Sanding will only leave lines in it that will add more hours to polishing them out.

I guess if theres spots where they are really bad use the finest sandpaper with some water to minimize scratching, less work to polish afterwards.

Post some pics up when your done!!
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:05 pm 
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Autosol & hours of rubbing.
yes, can definatly vouch on those wise words.. have used 3 + tubes of "auto sol" on my engine bay.. And definatly many hours polishing too.. (the engine bay that is.. :lol: )

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 8:14 pm 
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Yeah ive debated for a while whether to polish up the ole rocker cover, but im not to sure about it. I guess it kinda makes it look like the old school motors which is a good thing, but currently im happy having it bright red
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 10:57 pm 
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it is a pity that you are so far away. as i would of done it for you .as i do it as pocket money for myself
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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:31 pm 
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i started polishing the top half of my bbm, what a job that is! why did i start! hehe
hours and hours.... oh yeah and hours!

 

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Posted: Wed Jun 13, 2007 11:38 pm 
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Thats definitely a sandpaper job to start with.
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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 12:01 am 
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i started polishing the top half of my bbm, what a job that is! why did i start! hehe
hours and hours.... oh yeah and hours!
join the club!! i say no more.. not "letting any cats out of a bag here".. :lol: :wink:

 

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Posted: Thu Jun 14, 2007 10:49 am 
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powerfile to start with then finer grades of wet and dry...... till it's super smooth then polishing and finally sealing.
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