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Scooby

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Polishing FAT 5's
« on: Mar 18, 15, 19:15 »
I have a set of fat 5's that i want to make SHINE.I have removed the peeling clear coat,and they look ok.But I want them to shine like chrome.I have run over them with some mother's metal polish..And that worked ok but lots of fine little scratches.What products and steps should I use to get rid of them.Thanks

aba16v

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Re: Polishing FAT 5's
« Reply #1 on: Mar 18, 15, 19:49 »
Send them to a vibratory polisher if you want the best job possibly.

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Scooby

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Re: Polishing FAT 5's
« Reply #2 on: Mar 18, 15, 20:04 »
I am on the island so it would just cost too much.But thanks

maggietheferocious

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Re: Polishing FAT 5's
« Reply #3 on: Mar 18, 15, 20:38 »
Adams metal polish compound 1&2 works very well

Scooby

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Re: Polishing FAT 5's
« Reply #4 on: Mar 22, 15, 16:00 »
Will I tried giving them a good wet sand with 1000,2000 and then hit them with mothers mag polish.They came out ok but still have a satin look to them.But the 1 wheel I had sent out to Van to get the peeling clear coat fixed looks chrome compared to the others! Maybe I need to start with 600 first and work my way up.

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Re: Polishing FAT 5's
« Reply #5 on: Mar 22, 15, 16:40 »
Adams metal polish compound 1&2 works very well


X2 this shit is da best dont use anything else:)
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NOS85GTI

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Re: Polishing FAT 5's
« Reply #6 on: Mar 22, 15, 21:37 »
keep in mind the idea isn't to take much material off, but to smooth out a porous surface. Whenever I've wet sanded items I wanted super slick, make sure you use a block to ensure even sanding, and work your way up to 1000 and 2000. Then when you're polishing after sanding make sure you are utilizing very fast turning polishing bits on your polisher of choice. Have lots of different bits available to get into the corners and hard to reach spots! Then make sure you are using enough polishing compound to A: polish the materials and B: keep the surface sufficiently lubricated that it isn't heating things up too much.

Oh, and it takes TIME. Be prepared to spend lots of TIME polishing when learning. It can be extra labour intensive if you don't have the right materials!
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bootymac

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Re: Polishing FAT 5's
« Reply #7 on: Mar 22, 15, 21:47 »
When I polished my intake manifold and valve cover, I had to use something like a Mother's Powerball to really bring the shine out

https://store.mothers.com/product_info.php?products_id=85