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    Getting better at polishing.......

    I started off using steel wool on it, then went to 400 grit wet sand, 1000 grit wet sand and then finished off with Mothers rubbing compound. Its a perfect polish but I am definately getting better with practice


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    how long did it take?? Did you take it off the car just to polish it or is it one that is going to get installed? Its nice btw

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    Hey man ,Nice job I love polishing shit too ,easy guys lol hey ,i just wanted to know,Is mothers all that youve ever used? If yes they got this polishing compound that i got tured onto many a moons ag called Semi crome,anytime i do aluminum that all i will use.If your looking for a chrome look?Nothings better! just make sure youre final wet is with 1500,2000 Let me know if youve ever tryed it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnat View Post
    Hey man ,Nice job I love polishing shit too ,easy guys lol hey ,i just wanted to know,Is mothers all that youve ever used? If yes they got this polishing compound that i got tured onto many a moons ag called Semi crome,anytime i do aluminum that all i will use.If your looking for a chrome look?Nothings better! just make sure youre final wet is with 1500,2000 Let me know if youve ever tryed it?
    Mothers is pretty much all I have used so far on the driveshaft and exhaust. Where did you find this Semi Chrome at? Someone else has mentioned it to me before and wouldn't mind trying it.

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    Hey man ,first things first.Nice ass ride and alot of guys on here cant seem to understand why anyone would detail anything under a car ? my answer is! They probley dont have a lift and if they did, Trust ME, theyde be sending in photos LOL but back to the semi chrome i found it about 15 years ago at a motor cycle shop that shut down and again at speed shop/buffers, compounds etc.try ebay yahoo It look like a preration H tube,size wise. And color wise the compound looks like a pinkish tooth past I hope you find some because if you like polishing as much as i do you never go back to that mothers or whatever youve been using And check it out ,If you dont like it send it to me and ill buy it from you.CANT GO WRONGE!!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by barnat View Post
    Hey man ,first things first.Nice ass ride and alot of guys on here cant seem to understand why anyone would detail anything under a car ? my answer is! They probley dont have a lift and if they did, Trust ME, theyde be sending in photos LOL but back to the semi chrome i found it about 15 years ago at a motor cycle shop that shut down and again at speed shop/buffers, compounds etc.try ebay yahoo It look like a preration H tube,size wise. And color wise the compound looks like a pinkish tooth past I hope you find some because if you like polishing as much as i do you never go back to that mothers or whatever youve been using And check it out ,If you dont like it send it to me and ill buy it from you.CANT GO WRONGE!!!!
    I will see if I can find it. And for the record, I don't have access to a lift either, all my work underneath is done with my 4 jack stands, 2 jacks and my creeper.

    Do you have a buffer you use or is all your work done by hand?

    Thanks for the kind words as well

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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I started off using steel wool on it, then went to 400 grit wet sand, 1000 grit wet sand and then finished off with Mothers rubbing compound. Its a perfect polish but I am definately getting better with practice

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    Now if you hit that with a buffing wheel going about 3400rpm and some white rouge compound, it would almost look like chrome.

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    Now if you hit that with a buffing wheel going about 3400rpm and some white rouge compound, it would almost look like chrome.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Y2KPewterSS View Post
    I will see if I can find it. And for the record, I don't have access to a lift either, all my work underneath is done with my 4 jack stands, 2 jacks and my creeper.

    Do you have a buffer you use or is all your work done by hand?

    Thanks for the kind words as well
    If i cant get in with my fingers ill use that little polishing pad on my dremil tool usaly once my peice is wet 2000 down ill just put a little dab of that semi chrome on apeice of micro cloth or a peice of 100%white cotton t shirt and just buff till the shit turns black then wipe off Butt if you have a buffer man! i cant even imagine the results and i got the blister scars on my fingers to prove it LOLAbout 10 years ago i did a set of the slotted corvette sting ray rims sanded, then wet sanded all 4 to erase any curb rash old cloady clear coat then polished with the semi chrome MAN!!! did they look good.I ended up putting them on a black 85 cuttless supreim that i had dropped a V8 intoLong story short,this dope dealing brother fell in love with it so i ended up selling it,and did you notice the termanology used there IT only f bodys are called hers LOL later man ED

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