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Old 04-10-2015, 07:47 AM   #1
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Best way to make these parts shine??



Lots of grease on that stuff. I'd like to make it shine, but not harm any baby seals or nearby Spotted Owls.

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Not sure how to get those clean, but in case you have an "accident"...

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Take a look at post number 40 in the below thread. BoxsterPHD has figured it out!

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Wow, do you even drive the car? That's way over my head on how much time you spent on the underside of your car...
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Holy crap! Mirror finish on the underside!
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It's my daily driver and I live in a wet an windy seaside resort. Initial clean required degreaser and wire brushing on the exhaust and some of the aluminium parts. Autosol on the shield, braces and sump and back box to get an almost mirror finish. After that I covered it with GT85 spray which stopped most of the dirt sticking. Now I just wipe it down once a month and spray with GT85. Pretty easy to maintain once the initial gunk has been removed.
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Lots of grease on that stuff. I'd like to make it shine, but not harm any baby seals or nearby Spotted Owls.
Just curious, how many miles do you have on your car?
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Is that an old sewing machine on the right of the photo?
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:44 AM   #10
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Just curious, how many miles do you have on your car?
135k. Both boots had torn at some point. The grease is thick under there.
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Old 04-11-2015, 03:46 AM   #11
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Is that an old sewing machine on the right of the photo?
Yes. That's a treadle type White Rotary and I have maybe 4-5 others and some early electric type. Even two "feather-weights" that weigh a ton. My poor shop is 1/3 personal storage.
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Hit it with brake cleaner. Screw the owls.
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Break Clean with a few bristle pads. Good rubber gloves are a must. Eye protection of some type would be a good choice.
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Hit it with brake cleaner. Screw the owls.
Ummm, you do know we are down-stream, right??

When I was a little kid, I remember dad digging a small hole, then dumping the used motor oil in it. I was always amazed how smart that was because it was just gone the next day!
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Take a look at post number 40 in the below thread. BoxsterPHD has figured it out!

http://986forum.com/forums/general-discussions/49715-best-way-polish-exhaust-back-old-glory-2.html

[leaves secondary cats in because they shine up soooo well....]
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[leaves secondary cats in because they shine up soooo well....]
I think my car only came with 2 cats from stock.
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I think my car only came with 2 cats from stock.
However many it came with, hats off to that attention to detail. Looks great.

Some jack a$$ jacked mine from the edge of that brace and I have to shape it flat again. I use two jacks.
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Try citrus cleaner and a brush to clean, then use rubbing compound on a wool pad with a rotary polisher.
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Ummm, you do know we are down-stream, right??

When I was a little kid, I remember dad digging a small hole, then dumping the used motor oil in it. I was always amazed how smart that was because it was just gone the next day!
You didn't live in Clive did you? Seems Energy Solutions is a strong proponent of this technique - 'cept fillin' it with concrete makes it A-OK. Here's hopin' the waste stays in Kentucky and SC, huh?
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Not sure how to get those clean, but in case you have an "accident"...

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OMG that's hilarious - almost had me for a minute there. The really funny part was the reactions and comments from the people that did take it seriously. Reminded me of a thread on this very forum from not so long ago.

It also reminded me of the Somali pirate cruises.

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