Originally Posted by RoscoeAndTam
Thanks 96 Wideglide
I checked CTC today and found Bar Keepers Friend in powder form, there was no paste form avalible. The Vim did a decent job but it didn't do much for the oxidation. I'll try the Bar Keepers Friend in the morning. I picked up a small buffer just incase I need it. I'd like to get the oxidation off before I go any further. The caps look good but the sides need more work.
The Bar Keepers Friend is a mild abrasive powder. It is ALL you will need to use. The oxalic acid in it has a bleaching effect as well, just make sure to rinse really well. A gentle washing with Dawn (or whatever soap you like) afterwards will help make sure the BKF is all gone. Don't worry about the oxidation.
buff or grind or do anything else. Don't. Do. It.
I guarantee you do not need to- Zep will rejuvenate your finish without all that work.
Apply the Zep in very thin wipe-on coats; let it dry, apply the next coat (it dries very quickly- you won't be able to do a whole side before the first part you did is dry, probably). Five coats seems to be the magic number for really cruddy finishes.
Ignore how it looks until you're done applying the third coat- the 1st and 2nd coats often look spotty and bad. Once you start applying it goes very fast- its not like anything else you've used before.