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Offline chaps70rt

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #45 on: January 23, 2012 - 04:27:28 pm »
Cody .... thanks for taking the time to chat on Saturday.   I really appreciate your feedback, experience and product knowledge.   I will persue slowly and plan to finish using the Zainos to protect and bring out the best in the paint.
I spent some time after we talked and can't believe I hadn't tripped over this product prior.   Wow ....

Cheers .... CHAPS  :cheers:
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #46 on: January 28, 2012 - 10:51:52 pm »
Used on my AAR.

With a buffer use the rubbing compound until orange peel and most scratches
are gone.
Use the Finesse-it to bring out the shine.
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #47 on: January 30, 2012 - 10:30:41 pm »
Thanks AARuFAST.    What did you use to finish off and protect the shine??   Zainos?

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #48 on: January 31, 2012 - 12:54:02 am »
Cody I thought I knew lots about buffing stainless but I learned a few more tricks here. I need to buff the stainless on my Challenger that just got painted so I'll be using what I learned here when I do it. Thanks!


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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #49 on: February 03, 2012 - 10:44:18 pm »
Thanks AARuFAST.    What did you use to finish off and protect the shine??   Zainos?

CHAPS

BLACK MAGIC Wet Shine.  If old polish and road tar, grime. Clay Bar 1st.
Do about a 2 X 2 ft square.
If hand application don't let the Black Mag dry. Start buffing immedialely when finished
applying.

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #50 on: February 22, 2012 - 10:43:14 pm »
Hey AARuFAST ..... I got the 3M product for compounding.   Found it in Canada at CarQuest.

Thanks again .... now need to acquire the three different buffing pads.

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #51 on: April 04, 2012 - 12:32:46 am »
That was excellent Cody, thanks for taking the time to do it!  :2thumbs:



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.
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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #52 on: December 12, 2012 - 08:27:43 pm »
So what do we need to do different, or be careful of when working with aluminum trim? I have plenty of dented aluminum on mine.

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #53 on: May 12, 2013 - 09:53:16 pm »
great tips thk s   where is a good place to buy trim I need the bottom piece of trim for the windshield on a 74 cuda   its pro street 95% complete  thx all :canada:

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #54 on: October 02, 2013 - 05:09:06 am »
I'd prefer we send you the trim  :poopoke:

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #55 on: December 16, 2013 - 12:29:12 am »
Awesome videos!!!  Learned so much!!  One tip, my dad having a wood shop, I made several wooden tools and used a rubbing motion on the dents to help smooth them out. Some dents were a little tougher so I made special tools to lightly ping them out with the trim always flat.


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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #56 on: March 08, 2014 - 03:55:08 pm »
thnx cody  very helpful a long ways for me till get to trim  ..

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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #57 on: August 24, 2014 - 08:19:26 am »
I first tried polishing my trim....the stuff at the base of my vinyl roof..... and thought I really goofed it up...to the point where I had grooves in a small part of it.....obviously using the wheel wrong, I went to the interweb and I stumbled on that first video and gave it a shot.  Started with 220 paper and worked my way up.  Couldnt find the 800+ paper in stick on for my DA so did it all by hand.

My shoulder is sore now, but I think it turned out great!  My son helped me on the long piece. 

It really is like magic to see hazy, scrubby looking trim turned into chrome like beauty with just some elbow grease!  The video was AWESOME and well done, and it motivated me to try it!

Here are some pics:

Before and after

 



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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #58 on: August 24, 2014 - 11:19:46 am »
WOW!   :wow:  That looks really good.  Like brand new... maybe even better then new.

I first tried polishing my trim....the stuff at the base of my vinyl roof..... and thought I really goofed it up...to the point where I had grooves in a small part of it.....obviously using the wheel wrong, I went to the interweb and I stumbled on that first video and gave it a shot.  Started with 220 paper and worked my way up.  Couldnt find the 800+ paper in stick on for my DA so did it all by hand.

My shoulder is sore now, but I think it turned out great!  My son helped me on the long piece. 

It really is like magic to see hazy, scrubby looking trim turned into chrome like beauty with just some elbow grease!  The video was AWESOME and well done, and it motivated me to try it!

Here are some pics:

Before and after

 




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Re: Tips and Tricks for polishing / buffing Stainless Trim
« Reply #59 on: September 23, 2014 - 11:26:18 pm »
Just finished all three videos. Outstanding information. I've done some stainless work and got nice results but with some of the tips you gave me, I am convinced I can get show quality results now. I am playing with a convertible right now which has tons of stainless and every bit of it is dented up. Can hardly wait to do some of it. I like your shop by the way!