Originally Posted by 80superbu
They're not done yet...plus I don't want to pay for chrome when I have so much free time :-)
I'm just pulling your chain, I'm so glad to see someone actually learn the polishing technique.
I've wrote countless books of advice and products to use through pm's and posts and almost none
spend just the minimum $100 needed to get the basic power supplies that I guide them to.
My sig says Chrome+P but the engine in the sig is totally polished.
You just need to sand a bit more in the grooves, go all the way down to 1200 grit paper and use this pad only
from Eastwood from start to final buff along with tripoli only
and use very light pressure on the part during the final go over with the same buff using your favorite paste polish.
I know you'll get to the next level with just these two items, especially the ventilated buff, it "slaps" the part.
Buff Wheel Yellow Treated Ventilated
For Fastest Cut On Contoured Hard or Soft Metals
Faster Cutting, Longer Lasting Treated Buffs - Our new line of treated buffs work faster, longer than non-treated buffs. Suitable for faster material removal, these wheels take the place of standard and ventilated buffs. Used with Stainless Steel Compound (13001) or Tripoli Compound (13135). Great on hard or soft metals!
13231 Buff Wheel 8" Yellow Treated Ventilated 1/2" Hole $9.99
For Medium Cutting Action on Aluminum and Other Soft Metals
Tripoli is ideal for soft aluminum, brass, pot metal, pewter, and more. The medium cutting action is aggressive enough to remove 220 grit and finer scratches. Tripoli is usually used on Spiral sewn cotton wheels (treated and untreated) as well as treated and untreated buffs. It also works well on mini buffs and felt bobs. This compound is usually followed by White Rouge Compound. Made in the USA.
11926 Buffing Compound-Tripoli-1lb Bars, 3 Pack $13.99
13135 Buff Compound Tripoli 13 oz Tube $6.99