Inexpensive removal of red paint mark from a Ford Escape bumper before and after pics

April 1, 2015 · Filed Under Wenol · Comment 

If you have ever had a parking lot mishap like this, you probably think its a trip to the body shop. The cost is on you because of your deductible. If you have a tube of Wenol polish around, why not try it?  You really can’t make it any worse, you were going to take it to the body shop guy anyway. So we started by doing a quick wash on this section of the car to get off the road dirt and grime. Then applied a little dab of Wenol polish onto a paper towel and rubbed it on the red paint transfer marks. We tried to keep right directly on the paint marks that were transferred as all we wanted to accomplish was to take off the marks to make it look better. You will need to apply some pressure to get the marks to lift, but Wenol did it for us. It took us about 10 minutes to get the bumper looking like it did in the middle picture. The red you see in the bottom of the bumper in that  picture is just the reflection of the tube of Wenol in the polished bumper after we rubbed it down with a microfiber cloth. The black marks left on the bumper is where the original paint was removed by whatever had scraped the car. Those can be touched up to of course. You can go to YouTube and watch videos all day for tips on touch up paint. If you have some Wenol metal polish hanging around give it a try. A tube of Wenol costs some where around ten bucks depending on where you buy it.  If you would like to buy some, why not order it from our recommended source for it WenolPolish.com

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Collecting pressed pennies in the USA

March 24, 2015 · Filed Under Autosol · Comment 

So…I really like to hear from anyone that has a use for any metal polish that is out of the normal things you tend to think about using it for. I would like to thank Karen for telling me about a hobby that  was unknown to me. AND for sharing pictures of a pressed penny. Now, I have seen these machines along the Mass Pike that you put a penny in and it presses a logo of one of the Boston sports teams or Cape Cod etc, but little did I know that not only do people have large collections of these but that also there are a number of clubs and news letters such as the Elongated Collectors . You can visit their website by clicking here , if you want to delve into this hobby a bit. While some collectors only want to use uncirculated coins, many want to use pre 1982s because of the higher zinc content. So you are starting with an old penny that has been God knows where and in many cases putting it through a pressing machine that has dirty rollers…well you get the picture. So what is often done, is to after the pressing,  wash it with a solution of vinegar & water, maybe even use a little Bar Keepers Friend. Then to finish off the shine, Karen uses Autosol metal polish. As she states “ The first picture is before the polish and the second picture is afterwards. You can signal planes with it now!!!!!!!!!  I now have polished over 200 pressed pennies with your polish and still have most of the tube of polish left.”  I think this is a great hobby, that I would like to get my grand kids into. It’s inexpensive, something they can do on their own, and when they go to Disney and other venues, a really nice souvenir. Check the before and after pics below. If you would like to try some Autosol metal polish, please buy it from our recommended supplier by clicking here.

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2015 price increase for Simichrome polish in effect

March 5, 2015 · Filed Under Uncategorized · Comment 

All US Simichrome dealers and distributors have been sent by now the factory 2015 price increase. Effective March 1, 2015 , the list price will be $13.65 for the 1.76 ounce (50 gram) tubes, $40.75 for the small 8.82 ounce (250 gram) cans and a mind boggling $99.95 for the 35.27 ounce (1000 gram) large cans. That is a weighted average of 5 1/4 % increase in price. Simichrome normally increases prices once per year. But they are always subject to change without notice.  If you are a volume user of this metal polish, you might want to think about stocking up a little at the old prices. You might catch someone with old inventory available.  Our recommended online site to buy this product is of course Simichrome.com

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Brass bucket finished with Simichrome polish

March 3, 2015 · Filed Under Simichrome · Comment 

We can talk and show you how to use Simichrome all day long. We love it and have used it for years. But sometimes the best way to see if it actually works in real life is just to show you a picture that was sent in to us from another satisfied user. Simichrome polish is very easy to use. But if you would like to see before and after pictures, or step by step instructions on its use, just look on the side bar navigation and click on Simichrome to find multiple posts on the subject.
This is the comment that accompanied  the picture. “Thank you! Bucket is finished; lid, another material, not done, but indicates condition prior to Simichrome.” If you would like to try some Simicrome polish for yourself why not buy it from the recommended source, Simichrome.com

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