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    Polished tophat and crossover

    hi guys, just wondering if anyone knows how to go about polishing the tophats or crossover, im guessing its just labour intensive i.e. rotary sanding the finish off to get to the bare metal and then heavy polishing to bring it up polished, reason id ive got a spare tophat and crossover and fancied having a pop myself.

    if anyone has done these and knows how, the information would be greatly appreciated

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    use paint stripper to get the black stuff off
    then the sander with sand paper then a wet an dry to polish it up
    i did this on my cross over pipe an i also Grind the lugs off it

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    looks good man, is it difficult?
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    its easy just takes time to do thats all
    just use 200grit then work uo to 1200 wet an dry

    200
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    1200 with polish
    then a buff on a wheel
    shoe shop did that for £5 was like a mirror when done

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    I just bought mine so ive got my standard gear but polished them up on a wheel :

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    awesome, will have to have a crack at that then! cheers mate
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    i think ive got a wheel in the garage somewhere lol, only bit om worried about is the tophat, its such an awkward shape going to be a nightmare to sand
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    i used to do them n flog on egay as the europeans go mad for them, there is an easier wasy, as dany said nitromorse gets the black crap off, if u want it completely flat like dannys then use a flap wheel or a grinder, then doas he says with wet n dry paper, the tophat is a bugger, but just keep at it, will take a gd while, normally spread over a few days

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    ok nice one, will have a go for sure, by the way, hopufully looking to have some cash spare for a remap next week if your available? provided i dont blow it all at PVS of course :P
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