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What did you do to your Volvo today?

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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?
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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.
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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.
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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.
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Make sure you pipe wrench in the right direction

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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.
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Pipe wrenches are a pretty cool, yet simple design. They work wonders for tie rods.

Most of the pros love the Rigid brand wrenches. Same Rigid as the power tool brand, but a different division. I believe they're all USA-made as well.
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Cleveland metro area. Two great tool companies in that area, ridge in OH and ChanneLock in PA
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Unfortunately, many of the great old US made brands now import lesser quality tools. Not all of their products, but some of them. Purchase with care.

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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.
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Millwalkee for the win
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