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    polished engine bay stuff

    Some of my polished parts under my bonnet such as the crossover pipe, boost pipe and fuel rail cover have become slightly faded over time and have lost there shine whats the best way to get that shiny mirror effect back? i saw something on the net doing it this way:

    * 220,400 & 800 Grit Sand Paper
    * then buff with black jewellers rogue
    * then buff white jewellers rogue

    is this a correct way of doing it?

    cheers

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    have u tried autosol metal polish? the method above is more when the metal is in a very bad way and covered in rust

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    Quote Originally Posted by tim View Post
    have u tried autosol metal polish? the method above is more when the metal is in a very bad way and covered in rust
    will autosol metal polish get rid of scratches?

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    its very affective , autosol is what we used to use to shine alloy engines on motorbikes to make them look as shiney as chrome and remove scrathes and rust from chrome and stainless steel too..(most popular in the 70,s and 80,s), now they do metal autosol alloy autosol and others...try it on your exhaust tail pipe too...
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    ive just bought some from ebay i was also going to use it with a DAS-6 Dual Action Polisher any thoughts on this?

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    as you can see my crossover pipe, fuel rail and boost pipe could be a lot shinier

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    Just using it with a cloth and some elbow grease.
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    will it be able to get my crossover pipe looking like my turbo heat sheild ?

    i bought the liquid stuff though does it work the same as the tube autosol?

    http://cgi.ebay.co.uk/AUTOSOL-LIQUID...item2557ded2db

    also is it a bad idea to sand down the polished parts? and if you sanded t would autosol sort it out?

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    autosol is great. can also use some 00 gauge wire wool with it if needs be.
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    is it a bad idea to sand down the polished parts? and if you sanded them would autosol sort it out?

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