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post #11 of Old 10-02-2012
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Re: Cleaning/Polishing Portlights

If they're S/S and you want them to look incredible, spend a few bucks at Harbour Freight and buy a buffing wheel. Remove them, mask the glass and buff them with green compound - they'll come out looking like new chrome.

If you want a LOT less work, use the Autosol polish I mentioned previously - I've tried a bunch of different metal polishes and it's easily my favourite.

See the attached before & after of a neglected mast tang using a buffer.
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File Type: jpg 35B. Mizzen Mast Tangs - Before & After #2.jpg (29.9 KB, 18 views)

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