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    MSX Silver oxidation removal

    Alright guys, so what do you do to remove the oxidation on the silver? I can only get it to a dull sine... I want to get it back to that brilliant shine like where the stickers were.

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    I've got some 3m Perfect it 06085 and the jetrenu tan . The 3m worked awesome on the black hood but i don't want to go too aggressive because it will cut into the metallic.

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    I've used this with great success on fiberglass and my painted SLT750 hull, but not sure how aggressive it would be on your MSX...

    http://www.amazon.com/Meguiars-M4916.../dp/B0000AY4YX

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    wetsand first.

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    Really Dart? I just don't want to remove too much. I think i read that it was a silver gel coat with the metallic mixed into the top coat? Not sure how true that is though. I just don't want to get too aggressive because GGG was telling me that once you go too deep the metallic starts to come away.

    I also found the part numbers for the Stealth black paint. 2859080-464 for the touch up paint and 2859078-464 for the aerosol can. Wonder if i can still order these part numbers. My grab handle needs to be repainted and not really sure what to do about the center shroud part yet.

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    Wet sand yes. The gel is pretty thick. I dont think it will ever look like it did under the decals though. Start with 1500 and dont be too aggressive.

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    Quote Originally Posted by BryanP View Post
    Wet sand yes. The gel is pretty thick. I dont think it will ever look like it did under the decals though. Start with 1500 and dont be too aggressive.
    Yeah, i bet not too but a little less of a dull shine would be good. I'm going to see what i can do with the 3m product and go from there.

    Bryan, i know you had posted in a few threads. Have you ever ordered the aerosol cans on Polaris paint? I was thinking this would be an easy way to redo my grab handle.

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    Dont wetsand! metallic gelcoat changes colors the deeper you go. Its gonna look really shitty

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    Anyone used the polaris paint aerosol cans?

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    Quote Originally Posted by lilman573 View Post
    Anyone used the polaris paint aerosol cans?

    I have used them. They are tricky. You have to use very light coats or it runs. I did my x 45 hood and mirrors with it. I clear coated it with a PPG urethane clear.

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    Quote Originally Posted by GGG View Post
    Dont wetsand! metallic gelcoat changes colors the deeper you go. Its gonna look really shitty
    Thats why i said lightly wet sand. Use 1500 or maybe 2000. Then follow up with a polish. Unfortunately you still wont be able to make it match where the decals were. I ran into this on my matrix. There were some gouges i tried to wet sand and it changed the color some. Not too noticeable. I would fill the gouges with clear coat next time and sand them back to flat.

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