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Old 05-27-11, 03:04 PM   #1
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Best allround POLISH ?

We down here mainly use "Autosol" , its good for all things shiney - chrome , alloy etc etc BUT its like a tube of toothpaste and you gotta rub real hard with just your finger , there must be a better way, or a better product, any idea,s guy,s ? (make my life easier coz I,m getting old ,lol !).
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I use Turtle Wax chrome wheel polish on chrome parts and I have an old tube of Simichrome aluminum polish when I want nice aluminum bits.

The chrome polish I apply with a stiff toothbrush and rub off with a cloth and the Simichrome can be done by hand or with a Dremel.

Either way making things shiny is hard work but it can be very rewarding when done well.
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I swear by Meguiar's Scratch X on painted frames, followed by a good waxing with their NXT Generation Tech wax 2.0
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Nevrdull is pretty good for alloy parts. Around here, you can find it everywhere: Walmart, all the auto parts stores, etc.

On painted surfaces, I use car wax, polishing compound, or rubbing compound, depending on condition. Be careful with the rubbing compound, its pretty aggressive (removes paint). I use the polishing compound a lot.
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Turtlewax chrome for chrome -It's cheap around here. I can find it for under $2 bottle.

Mothers scratch-remover/polish for paint -not as good as Scratch-X but less than half the cost.

Of course nothing will take out serious rust other than OA or tons of elbow grease with more aggressive treatments.
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Paint: Meguiars ScratchX 2.0, NuFinish Car Polish.
Alloy: Mother's Mag and Aluminum Polish (quicker), Blue Magic Polish (last pass for bling).
Chrome: treat with oxalic acid if necessary, Blue Magic Polish to polish.
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It really doesn't get much better than autosol. If you want to really polish up something that is corroded or didn't have a super shiny finish in the first place (mainly aluminum) then you need buffing wheels and various polishing "cakes".
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I'm partial to the female ones that come from the rural area surrounding Łódź, the Varsovians from Warsaw are also not bad, a little less so for those from Gdansk. Although I don't know how you could judge one to be the best all-around. I have many friends in Poland.
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For alloy... Mother's.

Have had folks swear some of the alloy bits on my bike were chrome or stainless after a little buffing.

For light rust on chrome... aluminium foil and lemon juice.

For severe rust, oxalic acid.
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I like Mothers.
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Be careful with the rubbing compound, its pretty aggressive (removes paint). I use the polishing compound a lot.
I use rubbing compound a lot for buffing out small scratches and stubborn stains in paint. i also used it to polish an old aluminum stem.. made it nice and shiny, though it could be more mirror-like

been meaning to get some finer polish but have the rubbing compound on hand
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I'm partial to the female ones that come from the rural area surrounding Łódź, the Varsovians from Warsaw are also not bad, a little less so for those from Gdansk. Although I don't know how you could judge one to be the best all-around. I have many friends in Poland.
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Polish mothers use Mother's polish.
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frantic, thats funny lol
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I'm pretty good, but you'll have an easier time finding Mother's in your local store.
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Then again, I do enjoy a good Maxwell Street polish.

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I use rubbing compound a lot for buffing out small scratches and stubborn stains in paint. i also used it to polish an old aluminum stem.. made it nice and shiny, though it could be more mirror-like

been meaning to get some finer polish but have the rubbing compound on hand
That's precisely what I use it for sometimes. A clean, smooth, shiny, but not blinged out mirror finish. It will also "restore" the finish on anodized parts somewhat. Sometimes anodizing gets a tad funky too and I've found rubbing compound to be just aggressive enough to clean it without harming it.
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3M Machine Polish for dull paint. It's the standard for body shops and detailers. Does not leave any wax so touch-up paint will stick. I'm not Polish but once dated a girl from Hamtramck.
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