Rubbing Compound

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  1. Dan German

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    Seriously, is there anything more enjoyable and satisfying than spending an afternoon with a can of rubbing compound, trying to turn chalky red paint on a vehicle into something that will at least reflect a small portion of the light of the sun?

    (The correct answer is: wisdom tooth extraction and below-the-knee amputations are more enjoyable and satisfying.)
     
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    Sounds like somebody needs a power buffer :)
     
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    The thought occurred, but I am not buying a power buffer this late in life to make one beater truck look better.
     
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    got pics? I gotta do the same thing and need some motivation.
     
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    ....no. for that you need Krylon..... lots of it
     
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    Visit a tool rental joint. You can have a power buffer for an entire day for about $20.

    Careful on those outside corners, Eugene. Don't wanna burn through the paint.
     
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    Rubbing compound is seriously low grit. Shouldn't be used on anything that has clear coat. It's fine for older single-stage paints but there aren't many around these days.
     
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    Interesting, I have an above knee amputation and it isn’t very enjoyable and it’s supposed to be worse than a below knee amputation. Still have my wisdom teeth.
     
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    Spray paint is your friend, been there.
     
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    One fender at a time and stay out of the sun. Been there.
     
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    Maaco…or Earl Scheib. (Are those two companies still around?)
     
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    If we're talking less than a handful of uses, you can buy one at Harbor Freight for $20-30 bucks.
     
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    Trucks look great with camouflage Krylon paints. The truck blends in with the scenery.
     
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    "any car, $19.95" I recall $29.95 briefly and then all of a sudden, sometime in the 70s, it became $99.95. and now, who knows?
     
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    It’s been quite a few years but oh yeah, I tried to resuscitate faded paint on a number of my first cars and trucks. I’m talking way before clear coat like a ‘59 Chevy, ‘72 F-250 etc. Followed with polish and wax, wax, wax.

    It was a very short period of glee after all those hours of hand rubbing. Short lived to the extreme.
     
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    Yep, a lot of hard work for a few weeks shine....seriously annoying!
     
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