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So I put a nice pair of polished stainless fenders on my trailer and of course the first thing that happens is someone uses it as a step and scratches the ever loving hell out of one of them. Couple things. What is the best way to repolish stainless fenders? (I'm using Wizard's Metal Renew now)
After I get them polished back up nice, can they be cleared without appearance change to help prevent a round 2?

Saw a gorgeous Beezer for sale with "keep your ass off" decals on polished fenders. Gonna be at least 2 trailers out there with those now.


Thanks in advance for the help.
 

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If they are really deep you may have to sand them out and use polish for stainless.you can Use an orbital sander and maybe start with 320 if that wont work go to 180 and keep going up to 2000 2500 then buff.
 

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I can get it to shine great and can get the scratches out with a lot of elbow grease but every kind of cloth I use leaves tiny little scratches. Barely visible but visible to most but it's driving me nuts.

Can you be a little more specific please?
 

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If the scratches are what I think they are, that's pretty normal with hand polishing. You can try a foam pad or microfiber cloth but those are probably just polish marks. A machine polisher with some white rouge should work if you want to go that route. Hand polishing though, good luck getting them to go away
 

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If your trying to get out just the buffing marks Im not sure you will if they never been buffed and are new no matter what you do there will allways be small scratches from rubbing on it from a virgin finish. Its kinda like a new black paint job once you breath on it its scuffed. what your seeing im guessing with out seeing it is very small scratches from you rag and polish reflect in the light stainless is very hard to buff. like said allready try a foam pad or break down and buff the whole top to make it look the same instead of just one spot
 

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first and foremost... stop using cream type polishes. they're great for a little oxidation or hard water spots, but for anything else you need some muscle. if you have scratches all you're going to do is make shiney scratches.

take a water bottle and some 1000 grit sandpaper. wet sand the scratches away (if they dont go away with 1000, then drop down to 800, if they come out with 800, then go back to 1000 to make smaller scratches and then go up from there), then take a die grinder (air or electric) with a polishing wheel. grab some rouge and load the wheel, then polish the fender. rouge and a wheel is the BEST way to polish anything, even if it only needs a little clean it works wonders.



1/4 Lb. Green Polish Compound


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gyOodLNI4BQ

he does an aluminum tank here with some sandpaper and a wheel and gets a mirror finish. i do all my stuff this way with a dremel for the nooks and crannies, and a bench grinder with a polishing wheel.

 

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Check out Wolf ind's in santa fe springs ca. Thats where I got mine.250 bucks for 9x58s. Cheeper then chrome ones. Robert
 
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