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Restoring Stainless Steel Part

I am working on various parts with a similar condition, the one pictured is an exhaust heat shield which is I believe Stainless(it is non magnetic and the condition as pictured is after 17 years of ...
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Is there a way to regain the clearcoat lost by polishing?

So my understanding is that polishing a car removes some amount of clear coat. It follows then that after a certain number of polishes, a car will eventually lose all of its clearcoat. This seems ...
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Polishing internals?

How should I polish the internals of an engine to create a smooth and carbon free surface? I am just wanting to polish the internals with little to negligible amounts of metal being removed. I was ...
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Did I just screw up my paint, or is it just dried polish?

I have some pretty jacked up looking paint on the roof of my 2000 Honda Civic, and decided I would try to hand polish it a little. So I got out a very soft white hex logic pad, and some extra fine ...
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How to choose between mild and agressive clay “cut”?

I've seen various clays or clay like products listed with different types of "cut" like mild or aggressive, fine or medium. What are the uses for these different "cuts" and how would I choose which ...
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How good are clay bar substitutes for “claying”?

I was checking out various different clay bars and ran across this Nanoskin product with quite allot of good reviews which is supposed to be an easier substitute: I was wondering if anyone here had ...
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How important is it to clay before polishing and waxing?

I've seen a number of mentions of "claying" before polishing, with some people swearing that it's an absolutely necessary step before polishing, while others seem to get good ( or at least pretty ...