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walkerbe
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Windshield Moulding

Post by walkerbe » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:23 pm

I have spent countless hours trying to polish the oxidation off and it seems every method I have tried has either been too aggressive and tries to leave scratches that are tough to buff out or not aggressive enough and takes 3 hours to cut through a 6 inch section of oxidation. I was wondering what is the best way to go about cleaning this stuff or if there is some aftermarket chrome that will work in its place?

Thanks in advance.

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Re: Windshield Moulding

Post by 1981Regal » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:32 pm

What are you trying or using? Have you ever used autosol?
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Re: Windshield Moulding

Post by melloelky » Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:34 pm

that trim has a clear anodized finish on it,you'd need to remove it in order to polish it out.
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Re: Windshield Moulding

Post by walkerbe » Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:02 am

1981Regal wrote:What are you trying or using? Have you ever used autosol?
I have been using medium grit sandpaper to cut down oxidation and clear film and gradually using a finer grit. Once I've got that cut down I've been using a rubbing compound and California Customs Purple Polish/Maguires mag polish to try to eliminate any scratching. It comes out very shiny but has a lot of tiny barely noticeable scratches that you can see when you look at it close. It has me wondering if those scratches are a result of trying to polish 38 year old chrome/poorly executed chrome plating or if the sanding I'm doing is a little too aggressive. These steps are fairly quick and somewhat effective but I'm not a big fan of the scratches...

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Re: Windshield Moulding

Post by 1981Regal » Fri Apr 01, 2016 8:24 am

May want to try a higher grit sandpaper 1500 or so. There is also grey Scotch Brite scrub sheets that are 1000 grit and seem to work good.
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Re: Windshield Moulding

Post by LS6 Tommy » Sun Apr 03, 2016 2:53 pm

http://www.ebay.com/itm/WINDSHIELD-MOLD ... nj&vxp=mtr" onclick="window.open(this.href);return false;

Don't know if it's any help.

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Re: Windshield Moulding

Post by melloelky » Sun Apr 03, 2016 3:08 pm

that's a deal!
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