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Post by 454fourspeedss on Sun Sep 01, 2013 12:58 pm

anyone know the best way to polish the windshield and rear window trim on the 73 to 77 chevelles thanks

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Post by Landonus on Sun Sep 01, 2013 1:42 pm

Advance carries a product called White Diamond polish, it's spendy but it's the best I've used. Used it on the rear window trim of my 77' before I installed it and it's mirror-like now.
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Post by 454fourspeedss on Sun Sep 01, 2013 2:56 pm

mines pretty crappy,will it still work

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Post by Landonus on Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:15 pm

Crappy how? Dented, bent, or just dirty build up? Stainless is pretty tough despite how flimsy it is. As long as it's not been broken in half it can be fixed.
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Post by 454fourspeedss on Sun Sep 01, 2013 4:22 pm

didn't know it was stainless ,thought it was aluminum , how do you remove scratches, can you use really fine sandpaper and then polish it

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Post by Landonus on Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:38 pm

Yeah. Start with 320 and work your way up to 1500 working long ways along the trim and not across. This will produce a satin like finish but it will look amazing nonetheless. To get a mirror finish you will need some buffing wheels and compound. All depends on how dedicated you are to getting it how you want.
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Post by 454fourspeedss on Sun Sep 01, 2013 8:24 pm

thanks for the help

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Post by Landonus on Sun Sep 01, 2013 9:13 pm

No problem, man. Clean your trim with some lacquer thinner or something similar also. That will allow you to see what you are doing better and your sand paper won't gunk up.
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Post by JiMi_DRiX on Mon Sep 02, 2013 2:20 am

I was told white diamond rouge is what to use for stainless. You can get a kit of buffer pads for your bench grinder, and the compound, and go to town on it! Its time consuming, and you have to be careful with the small parts so you dont catch it and bend it up. I want to do this so bad to some of my parts.
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