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      11-09-2012, 10:20 AM   #1
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Polishing step lips

What's the best way to polish my step lips they have water spots, oxidation and lost some shine. What over the counter products can I buy.
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What's the best way to polish my step lips they have water spots, oxidation and lost some shine. What over the counter products can I buy.
I heard a TINY bit of vinegar works for water marks.
Polishing... I'd just buy some nice wheel wax. I hate step lips. I'm never buying one again. Too much work. LOL
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blue magic metal polish and some microfiber towels. Usually available over the counter at your local parts store.
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blue magic metal polish and some microfiber towels. Usually available over the counter at your local parts store.
What about a very fine wet sand then using the blue magic ?
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What about a very fine wet sand then using the blue magic ?
I'd leave wetsanding as a last resort.

Always go with the least invasive method, and work your way up the totem pole.

Research on autogeek.net/autopia.org, you'll find all the answers to your questions there--but in short: vinegar > metal polish via MF > metal polish via powerball > wetsanding
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