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61 Silver

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Fine Scotch Brite

Ray
 

John Mcgraw

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It depends on what the desired look is when finished. If the desired look is like original, then the scotchbrite is the trick. If however, the desired look is truly polished, then a sewn spiral buff and tripoli buffing compound will bring it up to a mirror shine that you can see your face in.

Regards, John McGraw
 

Kid_Again

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65 SB Roadster, 66 BB Coupe
I've used 0000 brass wool with WD40 as a lubricant. Pretty darned good. Steel wool will also work but don't press too hard.
 
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1965 Coupe L76 / 1978 L82
I'm with Ray and John.
I used a scotchbrite pad on mine and in some very bad areas also added a SMALL amount of metal polish just to help clean up better.
Mine came out pretty decent but not as perfect as I would have liked but it was still a significant improvement and it looks much better than before I started although some areas that were really bad still left some stains.
I was just afraid that if i went any more agressive that it would look too overly polished and shiney which wasn't what I was going for.

You can see my results here:
http://69.253.166.197/corvettes/1965/page76/page80/page80.html
 

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