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  • Lets see some polishing resluts.

    Like the title says lets see some pic's of your work.
    This is my 85 Sport Coupe that I have nearly fixed up completly.
    http://www.thirdgen.org/rides/rideimages/ACFmIX2CQ.JPG

  • #2
    WOW, Thak looks awesome. You must have alot of time in that. It looks great. I just started to polish some rims of mine but not worth the pics yet.

    Good luck.

    John

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    • #3
      Mike, guess you did come check out the site. This forum is a little slower than thirdgen.org but you can't beat the prices on buffing wheels. Also, I order the rest of my buffing stuff today, guess I'll be giving it a try later this week.

      -Matt
      (ions91z28 from tgo)

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      • #4
        TITLE

        Hey this is a clean forum. There won't be any posting of polishing "RESLUTS" LMAO!!!!!

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        • #5
          I know what you mean Matt. Tommorow I am going out to purchase my garage frame, 2 car car port that I am going to put up some walls and concrete it in and I still need to buy everything for my new shop.

          SUPRARACER, I only spent a little over 10 hours to do all of that. Year worth of experiance at S & P helped alot.
          This is my 85 Sport Coupe that I have nearly fixed up completly.
          http://www.thirdgen.org/rides/rideimages/ACFmIX2CQ.JPG

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          • #6
            Looks like a great job, but only 10 hours??
            Awhh, get real,
            Surely you do jest, or are you serious?

            I would think the time to plate the parts would be nearly that long alone unless you have a really serious plating setup. What did you start with?
            Were these stock parts to begin with?

            Looks like you did a great job on them.

            Chromo

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            • #7
              Yes it really took me 10 hours to polish everything, it was all casted parts. I use to work in the Street & Performance polishing shop for almost a year so I got pretty good doing that almost every day. I did not plate those parts either, fellow member on another message board wanted his setup polished. Once again its not plated chrome. If it was I would have had less polishing to do.
              This is my 85 Sport Coupe that I have nearly fixed up completly.
              http://www.thirdgen.org/rides/rideimages/ACFmIX2CQ.JPG

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              • #8
                If thats not chromed, what is the metal, aluminum? If so what did you coat that with to stop oxidation and hold the shine?

                I have a firebird I'd like to polish out like that. Do some chrome and gold work on it too. It's a $150 car, needs tranny, but worth rebuilding. Body not bad some dents and dings but no rust, engine good. Makes a great rod to customize.

                What did you polish with, and how did you get into those tight corners?

                Maybe with your advice I can do in 6 months what you did in 10 hours

                Chromo

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                • #9
                  All parts are aluminum and to keep them from oxidizing you need to clean them with some eagle one aluminum polish once a week to keep the shine. This is basically what I used when I use to polish at my frineds shop. I use a air powered die grinder with 120,320 grit sanding rolls and tapered rolls. A da sander with 120,320 grit glue on back sanding disks. I used a bench grinder 3/4 horse I think. Then a 6" sisal polsihing wheel with black grease, then onto a 6" cloth sewn wheel with tripoli grease, and finaly finishing it off with a 6" loose buff. Hopefully soon I will have my own polishing shop up and running.
                  This is my 85 Sport Coupe that I have nearly fixed up completly.
                  http://www.thirdgen.org/rides/rideimages/ACFmIX2CQ.JPG

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                  • #10
                    Hmmm,

                    I could put the time into the polishing and hopfully get some decent results, but polishing/cleaning once a week! Don't think I could do that.

                    I think I saw something about a sealer of some type to prevent polished aluminum from oxidizing on the caswell site somewhere.

                    Or maybe it was a clear laquer coat?
                    Have you tried anything to seal the parts?

                    For my area of the country and no more than I'd use the car I'd need more of a seldom touch finish. Like hose off the road dust regularly and clean well every couple months. Unfortunatly aluminum does oxidize rather your using it or not, and I wouldn't be using it much.

                    I live on a dirt road in a very humid area.

                    I geuss if I couldn't seal it to hold the shine I would need to go with anodized, I don't think it oxidizes.

                    Chromo

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                    • #11
                      I was reading old posts and found out some info about vht paints. Looks like the next time I polish them back up I will paint them with the clear vht paint. It says its suppose to stop oxidation http://www.caswellplating.com/vht/vhtclear.htm
                      This is my 85 Sport Coupe that I have nearly fixed up completly.
                      http://www.thirdgen.org/rides/rideimages/ACFmIX2CQ.JPG

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                      • #12
                        Maybe that's what I was looking at too then.

                        Chromo

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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by chromo

                          I geuss if I couldn't seal it to hold the shine I would need to go with anodized, I don't think it oxidizes.

                          Chromo
                          Anodize is aluminum oxide.

                          You could wax the part instead of clear coating. It should hold up for a month or two with wax in between polishings.

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