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Old 04-17-2012, 11:24 PM   #225
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I did our shower. I did our entry steps and they look great but they need to look good before the red max. I think our steps look the same as they were in 2001 because I take care of them.
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Old 04-18-2012, 01:43 AM   #226
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Gotta be careful guys, it IS just plastic in suspension (Acrylic) and can peel..
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Old 04-19-2012, 12:25 AM   #227
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You know, I'm really glad to see so many people getting great results with this "magic recipe". Cant wait to start prepping my rig for "the treatment" (lousy weather's been ruining my plans here in northern Utah).

Thanks to all who post pictures, it's nice to actually see the results.
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:04 AM   #228
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More information after what I did. Returning from 6 months in Az we had some bugs on the front cap. I finally a couple of weeks later washed the bugs off but as usual the didn't come off very easy so I used a small pad with a smooth side like a sponge and a rougher pad on the other side of it. It dulled the finish on the front cap so I did 2 coats to fix the problem and now I see the lower front which I washed the same way will need a touch up.
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So, you're saying just using a sponge dulls it?
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Old 04-19-2012, 10:21 AM   #230
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So, you're saying just using a sponge dulls it?

No it had a rough side and I think it was for cleaning pots or pans. my guess is bounce sheet would dull also but I used a bounce sheet after arriving in Az in Sept and didn't see any problem in fact it look awesome all winter and others noticed the shine it had. Another fact for information in case any body won't know already is Using a spray bottle to apply to the way too large micro cloth some spray ended up on my glasses so before ya think this "ya can't fix stupid" I just did.
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Most glasses can withstand strong chemicals like acetone and de-natured alcohol. Test some old ones first. I have used acetone to remove paint from my glasses.
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I know this but haven't tried it but will let you know how it turns out. Not a problem as the specks are very tiny.
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Most glasses can withstand strong chemicals like acetone and de-natured alcohol. Test some old ones first. I have used acetone to remove paint from my glasses.
If your lenses are coated, you could remove the coating..
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If your lenses are coated, you could remove the coating..

I have glass glasses and a life long neighbor that never had a job in his adult life that wasn't in an eye doc area and managed the optical department and want to ask him but I know acetone is used by him.
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Gotta be careful guys, it IS just plastic in suspension (Acrylic) and can peel..
What are you basing that on? Personal experience?

The only instances I've seen on peeling issues (and I've seen very few, maybe three) were ultimately determined to be due to improper surface preparation. Several dozen others have reported no problems.
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I learned a long time ago about prep work when I used to have cars painted when I was young. Anyone remember the slogan "I'll paint any car for just $29.95" Sure they would and the paint would peel off during the first high pressure car wash because there was no prep work.

Prep is key, still not ready to apply Zep yet
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I preped a 58 chev for painting using a local fireman who sprayed it for $35.00. first time it was done ok and he didn't have to sand around door handles he told me so we did the same on the next truck I bought. I agree about doing it correct.
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I prepped a 389 GTO powered 60 Falcon and it came out good. Only problem was it wouldn't hold a wax job. Thanks, Earl.
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