Shining secrets

Discussion in 'Dress-up Parts' started by motoman159, Jul 5, 2012.

  1. motoman159

    motoman159 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    school
    Location:
    central Florida
    This thread is going over how to make various things shiny (going for a sticky)
    Plastic (buffing brings shine back)
    http://www.blasterforum.com/plastic-146/plastic-resoration-shinemaster-way-48792/
    Wheels
    Meguiars diomand cut compound
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]

    Any Other aluminum- table grinder with buffer wheel and compound (good for pipes
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
    Shocks- steel wool and elbow grease
    [​IMG]
     
  2. dksix

    dksix Member

    Joined:
    Apr 16, 2012
    Messages:
    1,032
    Likes Received:
    17
    Trophy Points:
    43
    Location:
    North East Tennessee
    I just finished polishing my wheels yesterday. I used white, red rouge then finished them off with Mothers by hand. It's amazing how much difference and little time and effort can make.
     
  3. motoman159

    motoman159 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    school
    Location:
    central Florida
    Truest thing ever....
     
  4. littledh173

    littledh173 New Member

    Joined:
    Jun 4, 2011
    Messages:
    82
    Likes Received:
    0
    Trophy Points:
    6
    Occupation:
    Mechanic
    Location:
    Creekside, PA
    You have too much time on your hands when you start polishing things on a chainsaw!!
     
  5. motoman159

    motoman159 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    school
    Location:
    central Florida
    Lol what?haha chainsaw?
     
  6. motoman159

    motoman159 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    school
    Location:
    central Florida
    Come on guys?? I don't get rep for sharing my ancient ford family secrets?? I:I
     
  7. Blaaster

    Blaaster Moderator Staff Member Technician Forum Supporter

    Joined:
    Jul 18, 2011
    Messages:
    15,384
    Likes Received:
    1,107
    Trophy Points:
    165
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Pensioner
    Location:
    eastern australia
    Do you want negative for asking, or positive for polishing?
     
    Smitty jr and Herpderplol like this.
  8. 89blaster89

    89blaster89 Member

    Joined:
    Aug 26, 2011
    Messages:
    4,739
    Likes Received:
    24
    Trophy Points:
    80
    Location:
    Pacific northwest, washington
    what kinda buffing compound did you use on the pipe?
     
  9. Blaner

    Blaner Your Friendly South African Ambassador

    Joined:
    Mar 26, 2008
    Messages:
    3,277
    Likes Received:
    176
    Trophy Points:
    114
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Geologist
    Location:
    East London, South Africa
    looks good! !!!!!
     
  10. Triple_B

    Triple_B New Member

    Joined:
    Sep 20, 2010
    Messages:
    3,399
    Likes Received:
    49
    Trophy Points:
    0
    Occupation:
    Succeed
    Location:
    Sewage Drain
    Finally someone comes out with a thread about all the things needed for polishing!


    This is going to be very helpful. I'm going to save it in my favorites! :D
     
  11. motoman159

    motoman159 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    school
    Location:
    central Florida
    The white block, in the picture of the buffing wheel I don't really know what it is because it's really old
     
  12. motoman159

    motoman159 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    school
    Location:
    central Florida
    Thanks! ! !
     
    York Racing likes this.
  13. motoman159

    motoman159 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    school
    Location:
    central Florida
    Did the backs of my wheels today because I got bored, and I flippedy fronts I:I
    Before[​IMG] after
    [​IMG]
    [​IMG]
     
  14. longnosetrucker

    longnosetrucker New Member

    Joined:
    Nov 17, 2014
    Messages:
    18
    Likes Received:
    6
    Trophy Points:
    8
    Gender:
    Male
    Can you use a normal power drill and get same results i want to polish some stuff on my bike but dont wanna do it by hand lol
     
  15. motoman159

    motoman159 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    school
    Location:
    central Florida
    Yeah just get the right buffing wheel and compound
     
  16. bansheedave

    bansheedave Active Member

    Joined:
    Nov 4, 2010
    Messages:
    2,162
    Likes Received:
    449
    Trophy Points:
    140
    Try using aluminum foil and some water. Does wonders.
     
    mud runner and motoman159 like this.
  17. motoman159

    motoman159 Active Member

    Joined:
    Mar 8, 2012
    Messages:
    2,350
    Likes Received:
    105
    Trophy Points:
    105
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    school
    Location:
    central Florida
    Most of my stuff is done on a bench grinder with a buffing wheel on it or by hand.
     
    longnosetrucker likes this.
  18. Herpderplol

    Herpderplol BRRAAAAAAAAAPP

    Joined:
    Aug 22, 2012
    Messages:
    6,290
    Likes Received:
    494
    Trophy Points:
    136
    Gender:
    Male
    Occupation:
    Spending Money
    Location:
    Dickinson, ND
    i have been polishing some stuff recently

    i have a loose sewn wheel and light compound, but i cant get rid of the little scratches seen in reflections.

    what would be the best finishing polish for the bench grinder? and can i get it at menards? lol
     
  19. jus_me

    jus_me Active Member

    Joined:
    Aug 8, 2012
    Messages:
    3,594
    Likes Received:
    514
    Trophy Points:
    177
    Location:
    N.Y

Share This Page