stainless polish - ClassicOldsmobile.com


Care and Appearance Washing, waxing, paint care products, etc.

Reply
 
 
 
LinkBack Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old March 11th, 2010, 05:29 PM   #1  
Registered User
Thread Starter
 
Join Date: Mar 2009
Location: freeland michigan
Posts: 26
stainless polish

what is the best polish for stainless trim ? where can i get the clips that hold the wide molding for 1970 cutlass supreme ?
oldsmansugar is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2010, 06:59 PM   #2  
Moderator
 
2blu442's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Medford, Oregon
Posts: 11,022
Not sure about what brand of chrome polish to use. I've got some used clips if you wanted to give them a try.
John
2blu442 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2010, 07:36 PM   #3  
One of None W-31
 
71 Cutlass's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2009
Location: Texas
Posts: 671
Best for stainless is a stick of rouge and a buffing wheel. Rouge can be purchased at Home Depot and other such hardware stores.
71 Cutlass is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2010, 07:47 PM   #4  
Registered User
 
chequenman's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2009
Location: north of Toronto and quite a bit West!!!
Posts: 510
Arrow Learnig curve

Quote:
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!!!
chequenman is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 11th, 2010, 08:04 PM   #5  
Randy C.
 
rcorrigan5's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2009
Location: Albany, OR
Posts: 2,461
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!
Attached Images
File Type: jpg 1968Olds442front.jpg (44.2 KB, 13 views)
File Type: jpg 1968Olds442rear.jpg (45.5 KB, 8 views)
rcorrigan5 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 02:26 AM   #6  
Registered
 
Bluevista's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2006
Location: Northeast Ohio
Posts: 4,430
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.
Bluevista is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 02:41 AM   #7  
Registered User
 
65cutty's Avatar
 
Join Date: Aug 2008
Location: westerville ohio
Posts: 244
I used wendal's with good results.
65cutty is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 12th, 2010, 04:32 AM   #8  
Moderator
 
Jamesbo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2008
Location: Atlanta, Georgia
Posts: 12,552
Quote:
Originally Posted by Bluevista View Post
I spent a whole winter doing the 10,000 feet of scratched and dented stainless for my Vista.
Blue,

When are ya gonna do the other side?
Jamesbo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old March 13th, 2010, 02:38 AM   #9  
Certified Fanatic
 
Yellowstatue's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jan 2009
Location: Too close to Toronto!!
Posts: 2,966
Quote:
Originally Posted by Jamesbo View Post
Blue,

When are ya gonna do the other side?
And then the roof rack...
Yellowstatue is offline   Reply With Quote
 
 
Reply

Related Topics
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Best Chrome Polish I've Ever Used Dan Wirth Care and Appearance 12 February 7th, 2017 04:21 PM
Verdict on Ogden Chrome molding repair & polish hinz57 General Discussion 10 February 5th, 2012 01:16 PM
Polish aluminim valve covers Railguy General Discussion 4 November 2nd, 2010 09:06 AM
port and polish dman0712 Small Blocks 9 December 6th, 2009 08:02 PM
Plastic Polish? Cameo White General Discussion 5 April 10th, 2009 05:31 PM


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are Off
Pingbacks are Off
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:51 PM.


© 2018 MH Sub I, LLC dba Internet Brands
We are a participant in the Amazon Services LLC Associates Program, an affiliate advertising program designed to provide a means for us to earn fees by linking to Amazon.com and affiliated sites.