1978 GL 1000 JUNK YARD DOG PROJECT

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Re: 1978 GL 1000 JUNK YARD DOG PROJECT

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. finished the paint on the controls. This craft pin applicator did great not to mention the magnification glasses too.
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Wow! Turned out great! action1 action1 action1
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THANKS. i just realized i forgot to paint the bottom TURN L R . Back to the paint shop.
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Trying to get a beautiful polished look. Having issue with reaching that goal. cant quit get the final look right. too many swirl marks. any suggestions?
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in polishing you need to go with finer and finer polish media. If you are using the same bonnet there still will be coarse materiel. Also, how mush pressure you apply makes a difference
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my sanding wheels only goes to 320. The only 1200 paper i can find is wet/dry paper. looking for 2000 or 2000 paper too. Making sanding a painful process. i have a buffing wheel from Eastwood but cant get the rim on that. looking for other drill attachments for polishing. cant grasp the correct wheel and polish stick. i will reread the section on polishing. big diff between ready about a doing. thanks
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Take it in stages down to 1000 wet and when you get it even at that point go get a Mothers cone shaped power ball available at Walmart. Use a good grade of liquid polishing compound (very fine) on the cone and begin to work it around all your corners and crevices with the drill mounted cone. Wipe clean and you will have a mirror like finish depending on how well you did with the sandpaper.
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ditto.... 320 is removing not polishing.... there is even 2000 wet/dry
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2000 at most auto parts stores and Walmart. Up to 7000 grit on Amazon. Soak the paper overnight before using and keep it wet with water and a drop of dish washing liquid. Use a block on flat areas.
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GR8 info on doing comstars, going to need this info in the long run. Would love polished aluminum wheels to match polished timing belt covers, valve covers and carb tops. Thanx
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Toothpaste also makes a good substitute for polishing compound.
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lololo it is polishing compound
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OCR wrote:Toothpaste also makes a good substitute for polishing compound.
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pidjones wrote:2000 at most auto parts stores and Walmart. Up to 7000 grit on Amazon. Soak the paper overnight before using and keep it wet with water and a drop of dish washing liquid. Use a block on flat areas.
curious. why should the paper be soaked over night?
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Makes is flexible so it will conform to curves. Keep it wet to keep the paper cutting by keeping the grit matrix open.
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