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 Post subject: Windshield Moulding
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:23 pm 
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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?

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield Moulding
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:32 pm 
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What are you trying or using? Have you ever used autosol?

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 Post subject: Re: Windshield Moulding
 Post Posted: Thu Mar 31, 2016 8:34 pm 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Windshield Moulding
 Post Posted: Fri Apr 01, 2016 12:02 am 
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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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 Post subject: Re: Windshield Moulding
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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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 Post subject: Re: Windshield Moulding
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 Post subject: Re: Windshield Moulding
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