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Old 01-03-2019, 10:49 AM
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Default How do you take care of your brushed finish?

Just wondering what the preferred method for keeping the factory brushed finish looking good is.

My car was in storage for 14ish years and has a few marks on it here and there. Is there a preferred method for touching up the line finish and then how do you keep it clean. Seems oil from finger prints and gas drips around the fuel cap are pretty hard remove. I've heard mention of windex?

My car also seems to have a much courser finish around the lights then the rest of the body. Is that typical?

The original owner supplied some of the burgundy brillo pads, but they seem to leave too fine of a finish.

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Paint oughta do the trick.


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Painting a Kirkham is like putting coveralls on your super model girl friend.
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Iíve never owned a Kirkham, but I have used WD-40 and a fine Scoth Brite pad on aluminum panels with great results.
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Painting a Kirkham is like putting coveralls on your super model girl friend.
Or not painting a Cobra, regardless of who made it, is a fad like a hula hoop, and it too shall pass.
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Old 01-04-2019, 10:41 AM
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Or not painting a Cobra, regardless of who made it, is a fad like a hula hoop, and it too shall pass.
Hula hoops never went of out style and neither has or will the "bare naked ladies."

How long has Kirkham been brushing and polishing Kirkham's? Jamo may have not been the first, but his Kirkham was one of the first 'bare naked ladies." I think Jamo's Kirkham may have been left brushed back in "Ought 3."

So, what's that? Like 15+ years that Kirkham has been showing off those beautiful lines sans "clothes." I think the word "fad" has "left the building" or "that train left the station" a VERY long time ago.
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Windex works well with paper towels or a rag, Scotchbrite will take care of
more persistent spots. That has worked well on 142.
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Hula hoops never went of out style and neither has or will the "bare naked ladies."

How long has Kirkham been brushing and polishing Kirkham's? Jamo may have not been the first, but his Kirkham was one of the first 'bare naked ladies." I think Jamo's Kirkham may have been left brushed back in "Ought 3."

So, what's that? Like 15+ years that Kirkham has been showing off those beautiful lines sans "clothes." I think the word "fad" has "left the building" or "that train left the station" a VERY long time ago.
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I thought about painting mine. In the end I decided I liked it polished and it makes it easier to fix dents and scratches...yes it is a lot easier than on a painted car.

Besides - I can paint mine anytime I want but you sure canít polish or brush finish a fiberglass car.

As to taking care of the brushed sections - as has been mentioned, fine scotch brite and go with the grain of the existing finish. Practice in an inconspicuous area to make sure the scotch brite is giving you the right finish.

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Painting a Kirkham is like putting coveralls on your super model girl friend.
I believe any super model would look absolutely hot in coveralls.

And I donít have a dog in this debate but a painted car seems easier to maintain and itís how Carroll sold the far majority. For bare brushed aluminum valve covers and such Iíve had success using ScotchBrite pads and lacquer thinner for removing the residue.
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I believe any super model would look absolutely hot in coveralls.
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And realistically, the super model in coveralls will continue to look hot for many years to come.
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Acetone, Windex and lots of paper towels, to be sure.......

..............and don't forget your face mask!
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I find this topic very interesting. I suppose, that depending upon your personality style, any little fingerprint or blemish would drive you crazy. I'll be reading along with interest and a smile. Supermodel with coveralls is a HOOT! You guys are nuts in a good way.
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Word on the street is that Rodknock ripped out his shag covered Kirkham and found a beautiful polished aluminum body under there.
Some guys have all the luck.
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And here it is now, first time out this winter:

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How about wood paneling car wrap?
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Well, I REALLY like this "wood wrap job," I'm thinking of doing the same thing to the KMP:

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You have videos for every idea.

How about a car covered in naked supermodels?
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