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Old 04-20-2016, 08:13 AM   #1
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Shining up the stainless

Our Magna has stainless steel panels front and back. They are a little dull and I thought I'd try to brighten them up; restore the original luster. What products have you used? The stainless cleaner I have is really more of an oil and doesn't seem to do much.

I'm afraid to use an abrasive as it might scratch it? Maybe automobile wax? How about rubbing compound?

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Fred, you may want to go on the Prevost Community site. A lot of posts on taking care of the stainless on the Prevost XL's. Most go to a professional. Since the SS is thin, you have to be careful not to overheat the panels. Rubbing compound will be too rough.
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Old 04-20-2016, 08:37 AM   #3
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I have tried many things and Flitz works the best. It did an amazing job on the stainless on my Prevost.
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I believe flitz.com has a product for you.
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X3 on the Flitz. I have the rotating applicator that attaches to a variable speed, cordless drill. Has worked well on stainless and chrome, my wheels shine .

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Thanks guys; we'll try it. We've experimented with a Mothers Red Ball and a Mother's product for stainless. And it brightened up considerably. But I think we need more speed than the red ball on a drill; so we'll try the high speed buffer we use for waxing. It's still got some oxidation showing and not completely mirror yet.

Red Ball with Mothers Mag polish works real well on the Alcoas; by the way.

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Old 04-21-2016, 04:47 PM   #7
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Shining up the stainless? Takes practice, practice, practice.

Let me tell you where my coach is, and I'll let you get some practice...

It's what we do, fellow CC owners look out for each other!

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Old 04-26-2016, 02:14 PM   #8
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Hey Smitty that's a nice offer.
My wife got the buffer out and using a little Flitz, she's got the stainless panels on the back shining pretty nice! Now she's got to move to the front.
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Yah it seems Flitz and the high speed buffer works real well. We got it all shined up; even the air horns.

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Fritz really does do a good job, and is forgiving over say more aggressive rubbing like compounds.

Not to sidetrack this on waxes, but I've had good luck testing both Eagle One and Maguiers Nano Tech Waxes (Well, not really a wax.) on two of our wheels. Seems the brake dust does not cling to them as much as the waxed wheels. (Or, that could just be coincidence!)

Anyways, was wondering what you used to protect the chrome. Especially the air horns, as I try to minimize trips to the roof top!

Note: A good friend of mine with a boat, suggested I try the Nano finishes. He said he felt they were holding up better to the salt water on his chrome and a few brass fixtures.

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