Polishing & Waxing
Sorry, since I haven't reach this phase of our project so the main part of this page still has to be written.
I still have to do the polishing and waxing process. For the leader steering wheel I'm planning to use white shoe-shining stuff. I hope this will work out neat.
I've found a nice overview of polishing materials sorted from rough to fine:
|10 – Compounds (Most Aggressive)
3M SUPER DUTY RUBBING COMPOUND HEAVY CUT 39004
MEGUIAR’S BODY SHOP PROFESSIONAL DIAMOND CUT COMPOUND 2.0 VERY HEAVY CUT #85
MEGUIAR’S BODY SHOP PROFESSIONAL COMPOUND POWER CLEANER HEAVY CUT #84
3M PERFECT-IT III EXTRA CUT RUBBING COMPOUND 05936
MEGUIAR’S MIRROR GLAZE HEAVY CUT CLEANER #4
3M IMPERIAL MICRO FINISHING COMPOUND MEDIUM CUT 39001
MEGUIAR’S MIRROR GLAZE MEDIUM-CUT CLEANER #1
3M PERFECT-IT III RUBBING COMPOUND 05933
MEGUIAR’S BODY SHOP PROFESSIONAL DUAL ACTION CLEANER POLISH MEDIUM CUT #83
3M PERFECT-IT II RUBBING COMPOUND FINE CUT 39002
MEGUIAR’S MIRROR GLAZE FINE-CUT CLEANER #2
3M ONE STEP CLEANER WAX, MEDIUM OXIDATION REMOVER 39066
MENZERNA INTENSIVE POLISH
3M PERFECT-IT SWIRL MARK REMOVER DARK CARS 39009
3M PERFECT-IT SWIRL MARK REMOVER LIGHT CARS 39109
MEGUIAR’S MEDALLION PAINT CLEANER #97
MEGUIAR’S SCRATCH-X #108
|4 – Polishes
MEGUIAR’S BODY SCRUB A10
MEGUIAR’S DEEP CRYSTAL PAINT CLEANER #30
MEGUIAR’S QUICK DETAILER #66
MEGUIAR’S SPEED GLAZE #80
BLACK FIRE DEEP GLOSS POLISH
MEGUIAR’S MIRROR GLAZE SHOW CAR GLAZE #7
MEGUIAR’S MIRROR GLAZE MACHINE GLAZE #3
3M IMPERIAL HAND GLAZE 39007
BLACKFIRE ALL FINISH PAINT PROTECTION
The mirror itself has several serious scratches. I have to investigate if these can be removed by polishing the mirror surface. Otherwise the mirror has to be carefully removed and replaced. The chrome harness is still in good shape.
To protect the new Corvette interior carpets we bought some nicely embossed floor mats. Look like they need some hovering though...
Since our Corvette wasn't fitted with sun visors I thought it would be a quick win to fit these in. But as always: almost nothing is easy with these cars. At first I thought the existing four screws were to be used to attach the sun visors since my car wasn't originally been fitted with this option.
After some consult from the NCRS forum it's a fact that you need an upper windshield trim with four extra threaded holes to properly install the sun visors. Don't think the short route of drilling four additional holes and make some thread in these is an option because due to the thickness of the stainless steel this is not strong enough. Apparantly the sun visor ready trims had an horseshoe shape reinforcement behind the additional holes. The only right thing to do is to order (or trade) a new upper trim with the four needed holes.
(photo Norbert Rager)