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Offline Cuda Cody

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Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« on: January 01, 2012 - 01:35:23 am »
Sharing knowledge is a great way to help our hobby grow.  Hopefully this video gives you the confidence and knowledge to restore your trim and take your project to the next level.  Please remember I too do this for a hobby, so positive comments are very much appreciated.

Here's the video on polishing / buffing stainless steel trim.







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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #1 on: January 01, 2012 - 02:30:22 am »
Awsome videos man!! The mystery is solved for me thanks!!  :2thumbs:

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #2 on: January 01, 2012 - 03:02:43 am »
On my list to do.

Thanks CODY.
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #3 on: January 01, 2012 - 03:10:56 am »
These Gran coupes got a lotta trim too!! Doing the thinner pieces like the grill chrome and trim rings for the headlights is probably simpler than the bigger parts.

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #4 on: January 01, 2012 - 03:23:51 am »
Darn if i would have known a little sooner I coulda got you a Toyota Landcruiser for free, although it had a corvette 327 motor a 3 speed transmission. It had cuda bucket seats silver with plumb crazy piping. My Dad needed to get it out of my Uncle Jims garage and he just gave it to my uncle Brian who says he is gonna fix it up.

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #5 on: January 01, 2012 - 10:34:07 am »
On my to do list.

Great videos...thanks Cody!
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #6 on: January 01, 2012 - 10:45:24 am »
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #7 on: January 01, 2012 - 03:44:23 pm »
Great tips Cody!

I too like to polish my own trim and you showed my a couple of new tricks.



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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #8 on: January 01, 2012 - 04:37:30 pm »
Wowsa!!    :wow:


Great videos! Be honest now, how many times did you need a retake?

 Those were so professional. Great job Cody.    :cooldancing:

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #9 on: January 01, 2012 - 04:43:52 pm »
Hey Cody ..... what a great set of videos.   I recently did my own stainless also.   There were a few steps that I may have bypassed, but in the end it is worth it.   I ended up hand polishing many of the pieces ..... what a ton of work.   I will employ the buffing wheel thanks to your detailed instruction.   Let us know know when you move on to another topic.  You're a natural ....

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #10 on: January 01, 2012 - 05:08:47 pm »
Cody, great set of vids! Lord knows I need to clean up some trim. Thanks.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #11 on: January 01, 2012 - 05:15:31 pm »
Anyone restoring their own car wants to or needs to get their trim restored.

I elect this thread be a sticky.  :thumbsup:
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #12 on: January 01, 2012 - 05:17:22 pm »
Cody, thanks for sharing your methods with us.  You did an excellent job with the explanations and visuals.  About the only thing I can add is to suggest increasing the width of the buffing wheels by stacking them.  I know they are expensive but the extra width of one or two additional wheels makes it a lot easier to keep the piece where you want it.  I also wet the compound sticks so I can get more of it on when loading the wheels.  PK
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #13 on: January 01, 2012 - 05:34:17 pm »
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #14 on: January 01, 2012 - 05:42:01 pm »
Hey OS how about a sticky so we have those links handy?   :dunno:
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