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Metal polish

Discussion in 'Detailing' started by WildChevys, Oct 30, 2015.

  1. WildChevys

    WildChevys In Valor There Is Hope

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    This winter while the forces are off the truck I want to try some more aggressive metal polishes and was looking for some suggestions. Currently I use Adams #1 &#2 metal polish with a mothers magic ball then touched up with a microfiber pad.




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  2. THE Mook

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    So what don't you like about the MP twins? Budrun imo is the PolishKing when it comes to wheels. Dude always has things super shiny...don't know what he's currently using.
     
  3. WildChevys

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    I love em I just think they could be more aggressive. There is a slight blue haze to the wheel when I'm finished. I'm gonna try using a drill with Adams 4" foam pads to see if that helps


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  4. 2005_Silverado

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    the ball didnt really give me the results i was after when i polished some billet wheels. The metal polishing pad on a drill really made em pop. Also realized there was a certain speed/pressure that the metal liked more than just going WOT on the damn things. I like the AP metal polish :shrug:
     
  5. WildChevys

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    Hopefully that'll make the difference


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  6. THE Mook

    THE Mook Well-Known Member

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    The Twins are good stuff that's for sure. There isn't any grit in them and that's nice but that also, to a point limits their abilities. The 4" Focus pads imo like Eddeh is saying really help and seem to work a little better than Mommy'sballs.

    Gloss It had a nice MP they were playing with way back when...never know if it came out.
     
  7. WildChevys

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    I've never tried drill polishing in nervous and excited at the same time


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  8. a-fuso

    a-fuso GMC Owner

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    I can tell you Budd uses a 8" rotary sander, and 8" spiral sewn cotton wheels with black and green compounds. Same tools most big rig polishers use too. You have to have the right speed and amount of heat build up for the aluminum to really polish out nicely, but this is a messy process too. I learned from him and used it on my dunes to bring them back to life.
     
  9. J_Corr

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    Will this process remove shallow scratches and pitting?
     
  10. a-fuso

    a-fuso GMC Owner

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    Yes the black polish will smooth over pitting and generally remove minor pitting, if not sanding will remove it all, and the black removes marks from 400 grit, the green removes the marks from black and then you polish with a liquid polish to remove the buffer swirls
     
  11. WildChevys

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    got the adams pads and backing plate today and they look pretty damn good. I'm very hopeful this will do the trick with my drill
     
  12. a-fuso

    a-fuso GMC Owner

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    Let us know how it works. Are you using microfiber or foam pads?
     
  13. WildChevys

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    the new pads are foam, I also have the microfiber brick pads I use for touchup
     

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