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How do I put a shine on my stripped paint?

Old 04-30-13, 01:59 PM
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How do I put a shine on my stripped paint?

Tried to remove sticker goo with various, supposedly safe stuff. Now that part of the frame still has paint in tact, but it is matte looking.
What can I use to make it look clear coated again?
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I would try a very fine polishing compound for auto finishes.
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Try WD40 or methylated spirits, for the goo.

Metal polish or cutting compound to bring up paint.

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