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Hi guys I attempted to Polish my tunnel on the weekend and it turned out to be quite a lot of work by hand and I didn't get the result I was hoping for... I used mother's aluminum polish is there something better to use or do I need one of those powerball drill attachments for better results? Here's a picture of the tunnel it is actually a lot less shiny looking in person.
 

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More elbow grease! :laugh_old:

Mine is with Mother's and all by hand.
 

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Wet sand with 2000 grit sandpaper, buff with 4" foam pad 3m buffing compound, then repeat with 3m polishing compound. Takes time but will look great for at least the first 10 min of the ride. Then back to polishing.
 

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I polished my 09' tunnel too...and now my new tunnel is black, for that reason! They look great, just to much maintenance to keep um that way.
 

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The wet sand makes a difference for sure. Might be a old 99 ZX but she shines :cool_old:

Wet sanded and Mothers polish by hand. My Summit is done now too.

Once its done its not hard to keep it this way either, just a quick wipe and its good again.

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The wet sand makes a difference for sure. Might be a old 99 ZX but she shines :cool_old:

Wet sanded and Mothers polish by hand. My Summit is done now too.

Once its done its not hard to keep it this way either, just a quick wipe and its good again.

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Very true, after you wet sand it cleans up sooo much easier and lasts much much longer!

my old 09....

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Use a high speed buffing wheel from a truck shop on a grinder. It takes 1/100 of the time by hand and the wheels only about $30.
 

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I first acid the tunnel ..then wash it..then hit it with mothers 2 times with a power ball/cone..then finish it with sled brite...wet sanding is the best way but im not into all that lol...
 

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Hi guys I attempted to Polish my tunnel on the weekend and it turned out to be quite a lot of work by hand and I didn't get the result I was hoping for... I used mother's aluminum polish is there something better to use or do I need one of those powerball drill attachments for better results? Here's a picture of the tunnel it is actually a lot less shiny looking in person.
Looks mighty fine to me
 

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I have done a couple of sleds. I used aluminum wash found at truck stops. That will pull the dirt out. Then about 40 hrs of polishing by hand with Mothers. You will have chrome like results. The issue is guys think they can get it shiny in 15 minutes.
 

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I have done a couple of sleds. I used aluminum wash found at truck stops. That will pull the dirt out. Then about 40 hrs of polishing by hand with Mothers. You will have chrome like results. The issue is guys think they can get it shiny in 15 minutes.
It was the running board and all the grips on them that took the longest for me.
 
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