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    INT: Polishing JDM OEM Aluminum Door Sills

    Well I polished my Aluminum Door Sills for both my cbs and thought it would be ideal to make a DIY. Im getting the hang of making DIY so any comments or Reps appreciated.

    Thanks to Type G and tonylx87 for the polishing tips.

    By polishing the JDM OEM Door Sills they make the sills look 10x cleaner and pop out once the door(s) are open.


    Tools needed:

    1500 grit sandpaper
    2000 grit sandpaper
    Microfiber polishing pads
    Flat head screwdriver
    Philips screwdriver
    Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish
    Water
    Clean Rag


    This whole process took me about 3 hours with some breaks in between sanding.




    First I removed the aluminum piece from the door sill with the philip heads screwdriver. Dont lose the screws and bottom piece threaded plate. If you lose them, then your Shit out of luck because there are no replacements!

    These are the pics of the plates once removed and untouched.






    Close up of the H logos







    I started out with DRY sanding the sills with 1500 grit.





    Here the top is untouched and the bottom sanded with 1500 dry.



    You can already tell its getting shinier.




    Here are both sills sanded dry about 4 times with 1500 grit.





    Here are the H logos with the 1500 grit




    Now wash it down with water to remove the sanding dust.



    Now get ready to sand the sills WET with 2000 grit sandpaper.



    I sanded the door sills about 6 times WET with 2000 grit. You can do less but I wanted these things to shine!







    Now its time to polish them out with Mothers Mag & Aluminum Polish. I took the microfiber cloth and put some polish on there and just started buffing at the sill.






    This is what it should look like




    Then after it dried up a bit I used the clean rag and removed the polish.








    Then I put the polish again for a 2nd coat several minutes later.

    Then this is the final result with the sanding and polishing.








    This is going on my coupe. I will put the picture of them installed later.

    Thanks

    Maury

    Last edited by excalibur02; 11-14-2010, 01:41 AM.

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    Sedan Polished JDM OEM Aluminum Door Sills


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    Last edited by excalibur02; 11-14-2010, 01:42 AM.

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      #3
      The write up king does it again lol

      My Cb bad, Cb bright and the cops can kiss my Cb lights - Iím gone!
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        #4
        Very Nice Write Up man and thanks for the recognition
        93 accord Black 10th Anniversary (REBUILD)
        http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthread.php?t=125009

        1992 Accord Lx Frost White - SOLD
        1993 Accord Se Coupe - Totaled
        1992 Accord Ex Sedan 5 speed - SOLD
        1992 Accord Lx Coupe - SOLD
        1990 Accord Ex Sedan 5 Speed - Daily Driver
        1993 Accord 10th Anniversary - STOLEN (REBUILD)

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          #5
          if you wanted to take the shine to another level, get a wool wheel with a drill or buffer and use the mag polish.

          after that use mother's billet polish, it's even finer than the mag and aluminum polish. later.
          Avoiding dirt at all costs

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            #6
            As always.

            Great parts.

            Great parts.

            Great parts.



            Awesome write-up, great parts, and Great Guy.




            Now continue with the Coupe's rebuild! Quit half-assin around! You have time for the shine, you have time for the Coupe!
            RETIRED...

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              #7
              sick write up love those door sill garnishes

              Hey trev can you get a hold of a pair of them?!?

              8 Accords so far:
              '81 SE Sedan(1st Gen), '83 SE Sedan(2nd Gen), '89 SE Sedan(3rd Gen)
              '89 DX Sedan(3rd Gen), '92 LX Coupe(4th Gen), '92 EX Wagon(4th Gen)
              (3rd gen parts car) I'm currently Driving a '14 Accord Sport 9th Gen

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                #8
                Originally posted by icedplaya123 View Post
                The write up king does it again lol
                LOL, I just want to give back! Plus it takes up some free time I have.


                Originally posted by tonylx87 View Post
                Very Nice Write Up man and thanks for the recognition
                Thank You man, my sills wouldnt look as good if you didnt help.


                Originally posted by TypeG View Post
                if you wanted to take the shine to another level, get a wool wheel with a drill or buffer and use the mag polish.

                after that use mother's billet polish, it's even finer than the mag and aluminum polish. later.
                Of course YOU would make them shinier lol. Hmm I may just have to try that. But not anytime soon. Got other little projects still

                Thanks!


                Originally posted by new_beginnings View Post
                As always.

                Great parts.

                Great parts.

                Great parts.



                Awesome write-up, great parts, and Great Guy.




                Now continue with the Coupe's rebuild! Quit half-assin around! You have time for the shine, you have time for the Coupe!
                Im getting there! Coupe has alot of nice parts stacking up from accessories to performance. Nothing is stopping me now!


                Originally posted by F22Cb7Rid3r View Post
                sick write up love those door sill garnishes

                Hey trev can you get a hold of a pair of them?!?
                Good luck man! Not even the parts masta Trev could get these lol. From what I know Im the 2nd person to have these for a cb6 on this site..

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                  #9
                  reviving this diy thread for a friend that just bought a set!

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                    #10
                    Damn, I want a set of these so bad Maury .. those look a TON better after your DIY .. keep sanding lol!




                    My CB9/Wagon Thread Start to Finish:
                    http://www.cb7tuner.com/vbb/showthre...ighlight=wagon

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                      #11
                      After all that, how long the shine lasts for? Like polishing wheels.. once u get the shine fne.. but how long I lasts til u gotta touch them up again??
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