volvolugnut wrote: ↑Mon Jul 27, 2020 5:37 pm
I can't really see the glass polishing results, but your interior looks fantastic. How did you come up with the polishing mixture?
I have been doing detailing for a very long time and paint correction was something I loved doing. The orange hand cleaner idea was told to me from an old timer and I tried different other compounds etc was not as good of results but after using the hand cleaner it makes a difference especially if the scratches are bad.
I will take some before and after images and share.
Kind of embarrassing but to be honest I didn't really understand how a pipe wrench worked until recently. A bolt in a tight spot was giving me hell and I read somewhere to try a pipe wrench. This tool just loosened the bolt like there was nothing to it. I was expecting it to slip and loose grip but Nope.
Just a tip from one newbie to another
subzerocarfanatic wrote: ↑Mon Jul 27, 2020 6:09 pm
The orange hand cleaner idea was told to me from an old timer and I tried different other compounds etc was not as good of results but after using the hand cleaner it makes a difference especially if the scratches are bad.
For glass polishing: a paste made of Cerium Oxide and water. You can get Cerium Oxide on eBay.
For glass cleaning the best is Windex and newspaper. The rough texture of Newspaper scrubs the glass squeaky clean and picks up the grim instead of smearing it around.
A good brand pipe wrench will have hardened jaws. If they are not heavily worn, they will grip extremely well unless trying to grip on another hardened surface. Bad news is they will really tear up the gripped part. In oil field use, the '36' (3 ft handle pipe wrench) in RIDGID brand is the weapon of choice on large pipes. It often used with a 6 foot cheater pipe. With 250 pound oil field 'rough neck' on the end of the cheater pipe, something is going to happen. That works out to about 2000 foot/pounds.
Just for general information.
I believe all Channellock products are still made in the USA. They're pretty good, but honestly the Chinese and Taiwanese-made Doyle brand pliers from Harbor Freight are equivalent if not better quality. The finish on all of them is pretty bad, surface rust develops quickly.