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POLISHED the shoes LIP

Old 30-May-2006, 07:14 PM
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POLISHED the shoes LIP

Things needed:
220,320,400,600,800,1500
Paint stripper
gloves
water and dishwashign soap
Mothers polishing
and some more dont rem- lol o ya and a friend (fly)

Here is what i started with it using the paint stripper get the clear coat off and start with 220 or 320 i did 220 first as it was in bad shape.
The rims were worse but didn't get a chnace to take pic's as i started taking pictures on the last rim

and my friend she was around for the whole time if u look closely u can c her (fly on the white bag)

now u start wet sanding with the 320 and make sure u have gloves or get ready for a week with black and salty hands mmmmmmmm

Work your way around with the 220 grit no wet sanding only dry for now and u should end up with this

Now start wet sanding with the 320 always have the paper wet and make sure u have ur gloves on or else u'll have black and slaty fingers
with the 320 alll done it'll look liek this
http://i3.tinypic.com/117vjoz.jpg
400 grit

600 grit
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keep on wet sanding all the way to 1500 which u should spend the most time on as it is the last one and is the most important one
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and nwo for the MOTHERS make sure the rim is all cleaned up and dry
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using a terry cloth apply the polish on to the rim
now using the bonnet on the drill lol buff the lip and then after a little buffing the polish will turn black it's ok u didn't make a mistake.
using a clean terry cloth wipe it off with some presure and make sure all the black spots are gone and now u should be looking a lot better now
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keep on wipeing it off now u shoudl be able to c ur own reflection on it here are some final pic's enjoy
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Old 01-Jun-2006, 08:50 PM
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Nice Write up looks very decent
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Old 02-Jun-2006, 03:25 PM
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You might also want to take precautions to decrease your exposure to aluminum dust since it's an irritant and has been linked to alzheimers. I'd suggest a surgeon's mask and maybe protective eyewear.
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Old 14-Jun-2006, 11:38 PM
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time wise what are you saying rough estimate 1-2 hours per rim
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Old 27-Aug-2009, 11:45 PM
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pretty nice job! i gotta do mines too, my shoes lip are pretty nasty :S
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Old 28-Aug-2009, 12:26 AM
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For your first post, you dug up a 3 year old thread. The OP probably doesn't even own that car anymore.

Oh and welcome to TCC
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Old 11-Oct-2009, 01:20 PM
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Actually I'm still around haha. I don't have the car anymore but I've been using this process for a few items now. Done it on a set of GSR's and the results were a MIRRIOR finish.

A word of advice is take your time!!
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if u ended with 2000 it would look alot better :P
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Looks really good, wish i had patience like that, lol
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definately going to have to try this out
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