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Old 01-30-2007, 10:23 PM   #41
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Old 01-30-2007, 10:25 PM   #42
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here ya go tom....

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Sorry Guys I am just not with it tonight.

Do you think it can be buffed out if I back the metal on a piece of wood and use a buffing wheel? I have compounds for all metals and different buffing wheels including a sisal wheel.
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im sure you could buff it up quite a bit.... usually those aluminum finishes can be brought out quite a bit... is there a clear coat on it?
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Does not appear to have any coating on it at all.
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then you should be able to take some good metal polishing compound and shine them up good
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Since it'* brushed, try a Scotch-Brite pad back and forth with the grain. A light grit sandpaper might work too. Metal polish would probably remove the grain.
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Now lets see them on car!!
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you're right about that mounting tape. It doesn't look like it'll hold all that well, especially in the center. With the letters being cut out, you'd almost think that water will sit in the letters and freeze in the winter, pulling the tape away over time.

I prefer the brushed aluminum look for the Bonneville though. There isn't chrome anywhere else on it, so why have chrome door sills?
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That'* a good point about winter. I think I would be afraid of my shoe catching on the plate and ripping it off.
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