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:cool: The reason for 220 is to mainly remove deep ass scratches! LYE chemical(caustic soda) strips the anodize off. I beileive zoop will seal it for a while once polished! :cool:
 

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Originally posted by EazyE10286@Mar 13 2006, 01:35 AM~5037339
Can you do all of this just by hand?Or do you have to have any special tools?
I perfer tools but it can be done by hand as well it just takes alot longer! I was just posting this for some that didnt have no tools to work with! :cool:
 

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Originally posted by big caddy@Mar 13 2006, 02:35 PM~5040956
I perfer tools but it can be done by hand as well it just takes alot longer!  I was just posting this for some that didnt have no  tools to work with! :cool:
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we did it by hand using sand paper first, then a palm sander, then we figured out some household cleaners disolve the anodizing... found out most of the scratches were in the anodizing.
 

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Originally posted by big caddy@Mar 13 2006, 03:32 PM~5040931
:cool: The reason for 220 is to mainly remove deep ass scratches!  What material did you say strips the anodize off?  I beileive zoop will seal it for a while! :cool:
heavy duty easy off oven cleaner works great for removing anodize :biggrin:
 

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Originally posted by decifer@Mar 13 2006, 02:54 PM~5041065
heavy duty easy off oven cleaner works great for removing anodize  :biggrin:
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:cool: So oven cleaner will work? never tried it, only industrial drain cleaner ive used. what i use is 100% lye :cool:
 

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Originally posted by big caddy@Mar 13 2006, 02:59 PM~5041122
:cool:  So oven cleaner will work?
yea... actually its the chemical LYE that does it...
 

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Originally posted by big caddy@Mar 13 2006, 03:06 PM~5041167
Good now i can just sand the deep scratches then chemical the rest!
chemical it first then see whats left...
 

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Originally posted by 83Cizzoupe@Mar 13 2006, 03:25 PM~5041358
so if you do this procedure when its all done its gonna keep dulling cus of no anodizing?
mine lasted all last summer... i drive it in the rain this winter, when i wash the car it still blings. havent had it dull. only 1 part has dulled, and it was the one that i didnt polish too good, it was good enough. but it wasnt as nice as the rest that one dulled like in a week. so i had to redo it. the only thing i can think of is that it didnt get polished correctly.
after polishing out a strip we set it next to a brand new clean anodized one... the difference? the one with no anodizing looked like i was looking into chrome water... thats the only way i can describe it. havent had a problem with dulling so :dunno:
 

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Originally posted by Custom Jim@Mar 12 2006, 06:57 PM~5034436
I have been polishing things for my car and others through the years and have just a basic polisher, but it works. I also use some welding gloves as the parts can get real hot to try and hold.

If the chrome plate on a piece of trim is bubbled, then the part needs to be stripped and replated.

Jim
thats what i thought, off to the caddy dealership. does anyone happen to know what spray i could use on a 96 black cadillac the trim right below the back window around the bottom of the rag top. it use to be black but the blacks fading off.
 

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scuff it down good and use trim black made by sem MAN THIS SERVER SUCKS A FAT ONE! :angry:
 

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Can you do this on chrome bumpers or does it have to be stainless steel??
 

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Originally posted by EazyE10286@Mar 14 2006, 10:02 PM~5049870
Can you do this on chrome bumpers or does it have to be stainless steel??
has to be anodized aluminum. stainless or chrome wont work unfortunatly by using lye\caustic soda!
 
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