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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:19 pm 
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Thought I had seen a thread on this...couldn't find anything in my search.
So, any tips of polishing stainless steel trim bits...don't want to scratch these are they are originals.
Any advice appreciated.


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PostPosted: Mon Mar 12, 2018 11:54 pm 
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Scotch and duck oil works


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 12:41 am 
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Whiskey and duck oil...well, there you go...whiskey and water yes, but not duck oil :o
Seriously, is that scotch brite...the things you use in the sink??? Also, duck oil...not sure I have seen that product over on this side of the pond.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 8:30 am 
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Automotive scotch brite comes in sheets. Normally white is the least abrasive followed by green maroon then black. It also comes in wheels. You may need something more if you have deep scratches
I work with a couple of old blokes who polish the stainless panels from coffee machines. They turn them from second hand to better than new. They have done fantastic work with my stainless mini parts hubcaps, mouldings etc


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:00 am 
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I use a low speed cotton mop on a lathe with Autosol or polishing soap.

Work very well.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 9:09 am 
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Nick did a little how to on stainless trim

viewtopic.php?f=31&t=20199


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:31 pm 
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NickW did a good primer on stainless steel trims. Its in the technical tips & tricks section.

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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 2:49 pm 
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Thanks for the tips guys...appreciated...will proceed slowly with the window trims....late 67 MK2 style...don't have any spares so have to do it right the first time.


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PostPosted: Tue Mar 13, 2018 6:21 pm 
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360gts wrote:
Whiskey and duck oil...well, there you go...whiskey and water yes, but not duck oil :o
Seriously, is that scotch brite...the things you use in the sink??? Also, duck oil...not sure I have seen that product over on this side of the pond.


The scotch is used to numb the hours of endless polishing :lol:
All joking aside mini 129 captured it in a nutshell and duckoil is like a non silicone WD40 super thin oil .
One other thing worth bearing in mind is theres a coating company local to me who have developed a really effective powder coat in chrome .
Ive seen it and it's really effective so rather than going down an expensive re chroming route when you reach the brass this is a affordable alternative
http://www.aerocoat.co.uk/
Really nice guys who appreciate all things Petrol driven too :D


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PostPosted: Sat Mar 17, 2018 10:12 pm 
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I found some Autosol...great product.
I started with some 400 wet and dry...followed that up with some 800 W&D finished with 1200 W&D...then a polish (by hand) using the autosol. Will buff them up with a wheel later when I get them all done.
Must say....they are looking darn good. Picture shows the original on the right and the polished one on the left.


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