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Old 06-19-2006, 12:02 AM   #81
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a great thx to you type_G
i polish all on my car from now
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Old 06-20-2006, 10:56 PM   #82
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This is real nice..
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Old 07-04-2006, 08:14 PM   #83
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for all of you that are still looking for the polishes and powerball, check out ebay...there are a few sellers that have a nice lil package that bring Mothers Plastic polish, aluminum polish, Back to black, and a powerball..just shop around
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Old 08-05-2006, 11:36 AM   #84
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Damn, this thing works really good. Did my One-Piece today and it's just amazing. Thanks Type-G
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Old 08-12-2006, 05:23 AM   #85
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Damn, this thing works really good. Did my One-Piece today and it's just amazing. Thanks Type-G
cool. do you have any before/after pics? later.
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Old 08-13-2006, 11:07 PM   #86
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TypeG,

This is a little off topic but still relevant. My little brother has a '99 mustang and his headlights are all hazy/slightly yellow. I assume it is just degradation from sitting out in the sun (the very top of the lens are shielded by the hood overhang and it looks perfect). My Dad and I have worked on it with some plastic polish and that seems to improve it but it is very slow going and feels like we are doing very little.

I was going to try the Aluminum/Mag wheel to polish to see if that would cut it better, but would you recommend sanding?

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Old 08-13-2006, 11:19 PM   #87
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i would aviod sanding them unless there are deep scratches, nicks, ect.

instead, i would use mother's mag and aluminum polish with a powerball or wool buffing wheel. it is more agressive than the plastic polish and you can use it to make the inital cut. buff til it's clear, then buff by hand for a while with the plastic polish. the plastic polish will make them crystal clear. after you get them the way you want, then it's just regular maitenance with plastic polish as needed to prevent then from clouding. later.
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Old 08-24-2006, 07:54 PM   #88
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TypeG,

I tried your method on an old bumper light I had, using the the cloth/non sanding buffing wheel that came with my Dremel and Mothers Mag and Wheel, and I ended up just buring through the plastic and distorting the lense. Any ideas why that happened? I moved over the sections fairly quickly.

I'm interesting in polishing up my fogs in the future, but I don't want risk doing the same thing. Do you think I should stick to doing it by hand?
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:10 AM   #89
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sticking to hand would would be the safer way.

the reason the dremel burned the plastic, is because it spins to fast and it's force is concentrated in to small of an area. i wouldn't use a dremel with plastic polishing at all.

if i don't do it by hand, i use a drill, because they spin slower and the force is more spread out. the attachments are much bigger also. you should be fine with something like the powerball on a drill.

you may not even need to buff with the drill. i usually do that to remove pits, scratches, or cloudyness, or even to save some time. later.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:31 AM   #90
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TypeG, is it really hard to get mother's plastic polish Because I could not find any in Houston from autozone, O'reilly, advance auto part, walmart. Do you think I should by it from ebay? Is there any other brand that you would suggest since I think you are an expert in detailing.
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:47 AM   #91
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i've heard people say the meguier's plastic polish is good as well as the 3M version. ebay probably would be a good place to get it.
also www.mothers.com
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Old 08-25-2006, 12:53 AM   #92
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i've heard people say the meguier's plastic polish is good as well as the 3M version. ebay probably would be a good place to get it.
also www.mothers.com
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:37 AM   #93
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TypeG, is it really hard to get mother's plastic polish Because I could not find any in Houston from autozone, O'reilly, advance auto part, walmart. Do you think I should by it from ebay? Is there any other brand that you would suggest since I think you are an expert in detailing.
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Did U try Pep Boys? I got mine from them.
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Old 08-29-2006, 07:55 AM   #94
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Last night I was polishing my clear bumper lights with meguiars plastic polish that thing was crystal clear. next project polish my climate control
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Old 08-31-2006, 10:54 PM   #95
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The vinyl strip that wraps around the cb7, could you polish that up somehow? Mine is scuffed up and I was wondering if you could maybe buff out the scuffs and polish it up with something? Any ideas?
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Old 08-31-2006, 11:48 PM   #96
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The vinyl strip that wraps around the cb7, could you polish that up somehow? Mine is scuffed up and I was wondering if you could maybe buff out the scuffs and polish it up with something? Any ideas?
are you talking about the door trim? later.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:16 AM   #97
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are you talking about the door trim? later.
Yea, the black trim on the doors as well as the front and back bumpers.
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Old 09-01-2006, 12:38 AM   #98
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most people either paint them or use a dressing like ''back to black'' or meguire's trim detail. i'm not sure if the plastic polish would work on the trim, but it's worth a try. later.
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Old 09-02-2006, 05:16 PM   #99
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I'm between motors redoing my interior completely
(Polishing EVERYTHING, Dyeing, new vinyl, full custom LED....yeah).
Thanks for the knowledge, I'm going crazy on it.
...your engine bay...now that's insane!

I wanted to say two things:
1) polishing the guage trim makes it look too nice to be stock!

2)my family owns a jewelry business and use industrial Dremels
(motor hangs up and has long mandrel).
The speed is controlled by a foot pedal, so you could go 10 rpm if you want to, thus powered plastic polishing is possible, it's just that the first setting on our normal dremels is too fast.

I was thinking about posting a pile of polished parts pic, but it's your call.
My car is in my apartment, in ziploc bags awaiting various stages of grittiness .

Thanks for the inspiration, peace.
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Old 09-02-2006, 06:01 PM   #100
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2)my family owns a jewelry business and use industrial Dremels
(motor hangs up and has long mandrel).
The speed is controlled by a foot pedal, so you could go 10 rpm if you want to, thus powered plastic polishing is possible, it's just that the first setting on our normal dremels is too fast.
I was thinking about posting a pile of polished parts pic, but it's your call.
post all the pics you want. i actually wondered if anyone ever polished anything besides their headlights and foglights.

your industrial dremel sounds interesting. i usually only use mine to polish small metal parts, due to the high speeds combined with small bits. but sense you have an adjustable foot pedal, you could probably get away with it. just don't sand to deep on the trim pieces cause there's a lighter layer of plastic under the black. later.
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