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The brite work around my windows, etc is dull. I'm ready to break out my Dremel and some of those white buffing wheels. What compound would work best on this?

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Billet aluminum cleaner. comes in a red circular container, pick it up at autozone. Works great!
 

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It's a nightmare subject - broadly summarised as: anything you do will be temporarily great looking...but will insist maintenance within a week or two once you've stripped the surface of what remains of the factory hardening.
Sorry mate, there is no dremel on wipe off permanent solution to this problem that affects us all.
 

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I was afraid of that. Well, maybe I finally found something my son can do to actually EARN his allowance.:rolleyes:
 

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bigdon said:
I was afraid of that. Well, maybe I finally found something my son can do to actually EARN his allowance.:rolleyes:
LOL... make it a weekly thing for him;)
 

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well my "classic trim coat" kit came in on thursday. I'm gonna use it and let you guys know how it turned out this week. other than replacing it, this seems to be the easiest permanent way to fix it. The billet only works if your aluminum is just starting to fade, if it's bad, "Classic trim coat" is option 2. Like I said. I'm gonna do it this week, I'll let ya know how it turned out.
 

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yeah, mine's not too far gone. Some of the pieces have a little bit of a foggy haze on them, but most of them are nice and bright. The dull ones just piss me off. I worked on one of the dullest of them for about 5 minutes with the dremel and Mother's Billet. Looks great! But... I haven't been out in the garage for about 2 hours. Might have 'cheesed over' by now. Where's that son of mine?

PS; wish I could afford Bruce's Japanese SEC. :bowdown:
 

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DarkOneSK said:
well my "classic trim coat" kit came in on thursday. I'm gonna use it and let you guys know how it turned out this week. other than replacing it, this seems to be the easiest permanent way to fix it. The billet only works if your aluminum is just starting to fade, if it's bad, "Classic trim coat" is option 2. Like I said. I'm gonna do it this week, I'll let ya know how it turned out.

subscribing.

If you could send a link to the "classic trim coat kit" wold be great.

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bigdon said:
I was afraid of that. Well, maybe I finally found something my son can do to actually EARN his allowance.:rolleyes:
Nah..kids allowance rates these days are way less than half their entertainment expense rate, and at most a quarter of their 'applied to job' attention span rate.
When you factor in the 'job badly done' rate....just give him a $20 and save both of you both a lot of stress, and DIY for short term peace of mind and long term job well done.
 

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From what I've heard once it's actually been polished out the first time, keeping it in tune is pretty simply and something that could definitley be delegated to a son.
 

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From what I've heard once it's actually been polished out the first time, keeping it in tune is pretty simply and something that could definitley be delegated to a son.
Nup..DIY.
Sons have no passion for Dad jobs.
Conversely, Mum jobs get sons good Mum points that Dads can only envy(... their ease of attainment).
 
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