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Old 05-10-2022, 01:22 PM
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Default Polish for aluminum, bronze or copper bodied Kirkham Cobras

I've been struggling with the best polish to use on my bronze Kirkham Cobra. It needs to be polished about every 60 to 90 days at a bare minimum. When I was at the MCCAN show in Chicago last November a fellow was demonstrating a polish called Metal Gloss Master Formula. I've used many different types of polish on the body of my Kirkham and this one doesn't make it shine any more than others, but it doesn't leave streaks or buff marks like other polishes. It's still labor intensive to polish the car, but the results are the best I've encountered. I'm not a dealer, just a consumer. If others have had success with a particular polish, let me know.
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Well, CSX2000, the very first Cobra, was steel wool aluminum, a little less labor intensive. Of course, it was that color for a very short time! Chers, Dennis
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Tim, I've tried every metal polish known to man No just for wheels (My car friends say I have a Wheel Fetish ), or Alum. pieces on the cars, but I also collect vintage stereos from the 70's (Wattages wars) all have alum. faceplates, and knobs, that have lettering that was painted (Stenciled) on, if you cut though the lettering you just made a high-end piece into nothing more than a garage stereo, I have pieces that run into the thousands of dollars for just one piece, so no mistakes on polishing the faces. There is one and only one metal polish i use. (Blue Magic metal polish) Smells to high heaven, but will not cut though the lettering, if used properly. small amounts, small areas at a time. My $.02 Tim, hope this helps, Cheers Tom.
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I don't know if it's the 15 year old Irish Whisky that a friend gave me for Christmas talking, but I really would love to see if Hawk Cars could take the front end of the Cobra, which is the Ace 2.6 add wheel well arches from the Cobra and longer boot of the Ace 2.0, which was the same as the Ace 2.6 and relocated filler cap and with the inboard rear brakes, plus 160 Mercedes Gullwing speedo, and voila CSX2000! And then have one of those fiberglass coaters do the various shades of aluminum? Shelby hand lettered front and back, would that be cool? Right now I can dream, since I am still looking for a garage, I mean house! I have my old realter, who now lives in Washington state, looking for a builder that is not married to the idea of a McMansion! Still Dreaming, Dennis
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Tim, I've tried every metal polish known to man No just for wheels (My car friends say I have a Wheel Fetish ), or Alum. pieces on the cars, but I also collect vintage stereos from the 70's (Wattages wars) all have alum. faceplates, and knobs, that have lettering that was painted (Stenciled) on, if you cut though the lettering you just made a high-end piece into nothing more than a garage stereo, I have pieces that run into the thousands of dollars for just one piece, so no mistakes on polishing the faces. There is one and only one metal polish i use. (Blue Magic metal polish) Smells to high heaven, but will not cut though the lettering, if used properly. small amounts, small areas at a time. My $.02 Tim, hope this helps, Cheers Tom.
I used to use that stuff 40 years ago. I didn't know it was still around. If I remember right, I also used it to polish up faded taillight lenses. Smells like ammonia if I remember correctly.
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Indeed Bob K. In fact, I use Blue Magic on my turntable cover, and plastic headlights on newer cars. And YEAH it Smells !!!!!~
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