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Old March 11th, 2010, 06:29 PM
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what is the best polish for stainless trim ? where can i get the clips that hold the wide molding for 1970 cutlass supreme ?
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Not sure about what brand of chrome polish to use. I've got some used clips if you wanted to give them a try.
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Old March 11th, 2010, 08:36 PM
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Best for stainless is a stick of rouge and a buffing wheel. Rouge can be purchased at Home Depot and other such hardware stores.
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Originally Posted by oldsmansugar View Post
what is the best polish for stainless trim ? where can i get the clips that hold the wide molding for 1970 cutlass supreme ?


Eastwood has all the polishes you need including the equipment you need to get the shine back. Not easy or cheap to polish Stainless and to get it back to the way it was. Lot's of labor and time involved, especially when you have scratches and small dings, good luck!!!
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Be careful with the stainless pieces that you polish. Some stainless pieces in that era were flash chromed and if you polish too much you'll remove the flash chrome. When that happens, its quite noticeable! I know the 3 trim pieces on each side that run from the front of the fender to the end of the quarter on '68 and '69 Cutlass convertibles are flash chromed and I messed up one of the pieces. It had to go to the chromer to have the flash chrome removed, then I polished the piece, and then it had to go back to be flash chromed again so it would match everything else. Just a word of caution!
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To really do it right you have to buff stainless out, light scratches you can polish.
I spent a whole winter doing the 10,000 feet of scratched and dented stainless for my Vista.

I get my buffing supplies from Caswell.

http://www.caswellplating.com/

The best chrome and stainless polish is Simichrome IMO, works good on some plastics too, been using it for 35 years.
You don't use much, I bought a tub and I think my kids will inherit it someday, along with my stick of Door-Ease.
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I used wendal's with good results.
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I spent a whole winter doing the 10,000 feet of scratched and dented stainless for my Vista.
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When are ya gonna do the other side?
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Blue,

When are ya gonna do the other side?
And then the roof rack...
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