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Old 07-02-2019, 02:23 AM   #11
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I use the cleaner/wax on my guitars. Good stuff.
I have found may uses for automotive polishes, cleaners and waxes. Most recently I used my Porter Cable DA buffer and some Meguiar's polish to put the shine back on some cultured marble bath countertops. Once I used it to restore a dulled section of polyurethane sealed wood flooring.

I also use the sealant products, like NXT, to shine a fiberglass whirlpool type tub.
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Old 07-02-2019, 12:55 PM   #12
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The passenger car is before and after photos ?

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Old 07-02-2019, 11:52 PM   #13
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The passenger car is before and after photos ?

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I thinks so, I do have two 650 passenger cars and a 651. I might have mixed them up while taking photos. All started out about the same and cleaned up about the same.

Most of the result was foamy dish soap, the Meguiar's brush and a microfiber towel.
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Old 07-06-2019, 12:58 AM   #14
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Another automotive product that I have used is any head light lens polish product to make yellowed vista liner passenger car "glass" clear again. It also works great on any passenger car windows. If you can get them out, I do both sides otherwise just doing the inside smooth sides does help the shine.

As a side note, I have found that light tan colored butcher paper, at least what I have, is a perfect match in color and thickness for the original AF diffusser paper found in the passenger cars. I have changed all my bulbs to a yellower, cooler bulb instead of the original, hotter, brighter bulb. I also used that paper and bulb arrangement in my lighted cabooses. On red cabooses it takes away the whole caboose looking as though the caboose is glowing if the caboose is red plastic. On black plastic, painted red and tuscan colored cabooses it gives the interior lighting a dimmer look. Sort of like an old burning oil lamp which could have been used back in the steam days.

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Old 07-06-2019, 04:21 AM   #15
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Nice - i like it!
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Old 07-06-2019, 04:32 AM   #16
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Another automotive product that I have used is any head light lens polish product to make yellowed vista liner passenger car "glass" clear again. It also works great on any passenger car windows. If you can get them out, I do both sides otherwise just doing the inside smooth sides does help the shine.

As a side note, I have found that light tan colored butcher paper, at least what I have, is a perfect match in color and thickness for the original AF diffusser paper found in the passenger cars. I have changed all my bulbs to a yellower, cooler bulb instead of the original, hotter, brighter bulb. I also used that paper and bulb arrangement in my lighted cabooses. On red cabooses it takes away the whole caboose looking as though the caboose is glowing if the caboose is red plastic. On black plastic, painted red and tuscan colored cabooses it gives the interior lighting a dimmer look. Sort of like an old burning oil lamp which could have been used back in the steam days.
You can also use a lacquer paint or glass dye to color the clear glass bulb a "warmer" color.
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Old 07-06-2019, 11:15 AM   #17
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