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Old 04-22-2009, 11:56 PM   #16
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Anyways, for your tints, as long as you have descent quality tint, you should not have any problems with glass cleaners. I used Invisible Glass on my e34 for years, never had a problem with it. Using it on the M5 now. You only need a lint free microfiber cloth.
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Old 04-22-2009, 11:57 PM   #17
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I always used Autosol..thats the only metal polish i used. Lately i can't find any local suppliers though. Where do you guys get yours? Crappy tire used to have them.

For my windows i use Invisible Glass. Works pretty good.
Does husky still carry it? I remembered they used to have it.
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Old 04-23-2009, 12:05 AM   #18
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Last place I bought Autosol was Napa Auto Parts believe it or not. Try there.
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Old 04-23-2009, 03:09 AM   #19
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If the metal polish gets on to the painted surface of the rim, will it cause any damage?
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:31 AM   #20
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like splashed on the paint? Just wipe it off immediately, it should be fine.

you can mask off the painted parts with painters tape, probably the best idea.
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Old 04-23-2009, 08:50 AM   #21
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I've looked throught the seach function, but im curious if anyone has dicovered any new or better products that will polish that steel lip on your rim?
Go to Princess Auto, and buy some buffing wheels and polishing/rubbing compound bars. Polish away. That's a REAL polish.

You might also want to check that many rims have a clear lacquer/clearcoat finish (especially BBS wheels) over the polished/machined portion of the lip/wheel. So you might want to think about that.

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Also what are some of you using to clean the windows on the inside, keeping in mind the tints, and that certain cleaning products (with ammonia)can damage them?

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Windex is ammonia free and works very well... They also sell Windex Auto.
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:43 AM   #22
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...many rims have a clear lacquer/clearcoat finish (especially BBS wheels) over the polished/machined portion of the lip/wheel...
What is an effective method to remove the clear coat, preferably without the assistance of power tools?
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Old 04-23-2009, 10:46 AM   #23
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if the wheels have a clear coat, treat it the same as your paint. Use paint polish.
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What is an effective method to remove the clear coat, preferably without the assistance of power tools?
You have to gradually sand it off, go from 400 to remove the clear to 2000 to get a fine sand on it. After that buff the rims with a rubbing compound and polish after that.
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You have to gradually sand it off, go from 400 to remove the clear to 2000 to get a fine sand on it. After that buff the rims with a rubbing compound and polish after that.
Manual labour, that's what I was trying to avoid. (I've had tenosynovitis in one hand so need to avoid unnecessary repetitive tasks.) I'm hoping there's a chemical method of stripping the clear from the lip safely, anybody know of a product/fluid?

As to the original question, anybody have experience with multi-step Nuvite?
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ok.....you can use paint stripper as well
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:04 PM   #27
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I was thinking about paint stripper... do you know if it will harm the underlying metals?

edit: perhaps I should refine my question, What's a good stripper for aluminum surfaces?
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Old 04-24-2009, 12:13 PM   #28
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i dont think it will harm the metal, but you will still have to sand after the clear is off.... if you need a hand let me know. After you use the paint stripper i would have no problem doing the sanding.

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Matt, thanks for the offer. If the paint stripper works like how I think it does, the clear will be softened up enough that I can work single-handedly from that point on. Will let you know how it goes..
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Old 07-03-2009, 07:05 PM   #30
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DONT USE WINDEX ON TINT

btw i use a simple green automotive cleaner which is TINT SAFE, it works great too.

try that.
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