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Old 11-10-2005, 11:16 PM
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I got a 65 Impala and I need to polish some of the stainless steel window trim and door trim because of some swirl marks and scratches.Can someone please post step for step on how to polish these parts?What tools and supplies will I need to do this?Any help is appreciated.Thanks,

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Old 11-11-2005, 05:06 AM
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Are you polishing stainless steel? With swirl marks?
Or are you saying "painted" stainless steel?
Sorry, I'm confused.
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if your polishing metal then to really do it good you should put it on a metal buffer. like a big bench grinder with cloth wheels on each end. if you dont know anyone with one and you atleast have a bench grinder then they sell the wheels and rouge right at home depot. you will have to completely remove the guard on the end of the grinder.
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Molding repair

Try this http://www.hotrodders.com/forum/basics-basics-molding-repair-metal-finishing-49012.html works just fine..

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BTW you sand and polish metal, like you do a painted car.. Start with lower grits to get out scratches and work your way up... Once you get to 2000 grit a product called Happich Simichrome metal polish works miracles... you can rub it by hand... I have polished allot of aluminum bike frames with it

Here is a little info on it Metal Polish

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Old 11-11-2005, 11:33 AM
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Well thats what I wondering.What grit sand paper should I start out with?I also have a rotating sander that will also use the buffing pads as well.Would I bel able to use this or should I do it all by hand.Thanks
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Old 11-11-2005, 09:50 PM
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Also I was wondering about buffing out a scratch I have on my windshield.There is a white scratch on my windshield because there was something stuck on the windshield wipers when someone turned them on it scratched the window.I heard that it was possible to buff it off there but how do you do that?Thanks,

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