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Polish Stainless Fenders $$$?

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  1. LazyLavey

    LazyLavey Well-Known Member

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    Just got a quote to polish my SS tandem fenders

    $100-120 each

    No damage, just very light scratches

    Anybody have any input as to the cost? fair or excessive?

    thanks
     
  2. 02HoWaRd26

    02HoWaRd26 Well-Known Member

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    I’ve been told by two buddies that truck that you need to hit up the truck shops behind the gas stations. This guys will do every ounce of shiny on a semi for 3-400$ so fenders etc are cheap quick easy cash for them.
     
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  3. Outdrive1

    Outdrive1 Well-Known Member

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    I asked Adrenaline about polishing a set. He said the metal is really hard, unlike aluminum, so it was a lot more work sanding scratches out and polishing them back out. You’re quote doesn’t seem out of line to me. Maybe it’s cost effective to remove them and take them to a metal polisher??


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  4. LazyLavey

    LazyLavey Well-Known Member

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    Thanks for the replies

    I took the fenders off and tried my skills today

    Must have ran my HF polisher for half the day, still going strong, god bless it! 54163824186__F834A1B6-99FF-409B-AFED-64F2722E6637.JPG 54163820704__E20E6976-A0AF-4342-9D05-F5262C0AFAEB.JPG

    Actually turned out very nice but couldn't quite get to that crisp mirror reflection

    Got more time than money right now so it will do...
     
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    Deja_Vu Essex Affectionado

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    Looks awesome, nice work!
     
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    Icky Well-Known Member

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    What steps did you use?
     
  7. LazyLavey

    LazyLavey Well-Known Member

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    Had to use 220-600-1000 grit sand paper with a sponge type block

    Then CG heavy and lite polish on red 8" pads

    Tried polish alone but would not cut it

    A lot of lite scratches I didn't notice till cleaned them up

    I had one of those white fabric looking polishing pads but it was too small and HF didn't have the larger ones

    My have worked better but I just used what I had in the garage
     
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    Cole Brewed Well-Known Member

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    Who did you get your quote from? Where are they located? Contact info?
     
  9. LazyLavey

    LazyLavey Well-Known Member

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    sorry.. been offline a while
    little chrome bumper shop on e. third st in Pomona/ontario...

    IIRC it is "best chrome"... or something like that...

    Rafeal. 909 638-6746
     
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    Cole Brewed Well-Known Member

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    Thank you I will look into it.
     
  11. rush1

    rush1 Well-Known Member

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    Next time sand them out going all the way to 3000 grit you'll see the difference
     
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