i started removing the gold with the cotton material that comes in the silver can that smells strong. the gold comes off pretty easily with some rubbing. i just need to have it buffed to a polished chrome shine.
should i just go to carwash place to have them use their buffer to do it for me. i dont own a small buffer tool.
if i get all the gold off, will a normal buffer get it polished. or does it need some type of cream to use while buffing it to polish
well, there's a problem with your plan... mainly, there isn't chrome underneath the gold, it's a nickel plating... nickel will not be crazy shiny like chrome will... I would watch out with buffers and such - they are much more dangerous to the paint and potential for ripping the emblem off the car than they are going to help in polishing that...
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Looks very nice and clean. Very good write up.Imma probably use the same steps in taking out the emblems. I have also a white SC but Im planning to paint the emblems black instead. Just have to find a good paint where it wont look all ugly 6 months later.
im going to tape off around the pieces to protect the paint. the gold comes off pretty easy. i just need a light polish or buff to give it a shinier look. if it doesnt work out so nice, i will swap to new chrome peices.
its just that the long peice above the plate isnt replacable. they told me i need the whole part its attached to for $700. any ideas
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I would agree its not as durable as original chrome but I did mine 3 1/2 years ago and they still look great. I do keep my car in the shop but still........ Looks way better than the faded gold.
I have a complete set of brand new still in the wrapper chrome ones I bought but never bothered to put them on so....