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Old 06-19-14, 11:31 AM   #1
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So I took the idea from the 2IS forum and decided to try it out since I already had the tips off to have them repolished. In a nutshell, here's what I did:

- cleaned them up and polished them up using 1000-3000grit wet sandpaper
-buffed them up using a cloth wheel and green compound
-took a propane torch and heated them up until red, let it cool to check color and reheated to desired color

Here's the result:


I was running out of propane hence the splotchy spots!
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Old 06-19-14, 12:52 PM   #2
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I like the idea minus the splotchs
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Old 06-19-14, 12:56 PM   #3
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That's not half bad
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Old 06-19-14, 01:22 PM   #4
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Why would one want their tips looking like this? Honest question. In all of my years tracking various cars including race prepped ive never seen tips look like this so what does tbis have to do with? Thanks
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Old 06-19-14, 01:42 PM   #5
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Mike- It's different and free!
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Pretty good
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Old 06-20-14, 02:10 PM   #7
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How would this effect lease turn in?
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Old 06-20-14, 03:33 PM   #8
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Lease- return a car like the day you picked it up, minus wear and tear. Isn't this already the standard world wide?
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Old 06-20-14, 03:53 PM   #9
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not a bad idea

only concern is making sure that the heat is done equally so not to cause blotches.
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