If you own a bus then one thing is for sure. You are eventually going to own one or two tubes, or containers, of every known polish and/or cement or sealer in the world. It is just a rule of life.
As our coach is 29 years old, and parts for it are somewhat rare, I replace everything with truck-stuff whenever I can. Consequently, I spend a lot of my time in outfits that sell stuff for trucks, I switch over to truck parts whenever possible. Recently I have come up with a couple of products that I have discovered at Chrome Shops that truckers use that are working well for me.
As I grow older I seem to hate polish work with a passion, rooting and scooting on a shop floor is not my idea of a good time. If I can find anything that makes the matter simpler and easier to do, then so be it, that is just fine with me.
I came across this polish at Eagle Interiors in Okie City and it is easy to work with and produces good results. WAB “Gray Matter” metal polish is for light/medium oxidation and it brings the sheen out to a mirror finish on Alcoa’s. It is the polish on the left in the photo, with the black and silver lettering.
The WAB product is easy to apply and comes off the same way, I use micro-fiber rags or old T-shirts on the final wipe down. One thing that I really like about it, is the fact, that it cuts the jewelers rouge sludge that always seems to accumulate on the wheels during the polishing process. It is advertised as not only a polish but also a metal rejuvenator and it produces a long lasting shine.
The other two products I have used with success are: Master Formula Metal Gloss (white and black container green lettering) and Master Formula Sealer Gloss (black and red container) and these are two step items. The first one, Mast-Form-gloss is the polishing agent per say, it works on virtually all metals, and gives what I consider a “wet look.”
It too is easy to apply and comes off just about the same. The other part of the process is Mast-Form-Sealer, this goes on after and it is said to produce a bond or sealer agent that can last up to one full year. It will work on plastic’s, glass, clear coat paint work, and metal.
Be advised none of these items are “cheap” and be ready to shell out some bucks for the product.
I purchase all of my materials and products in Okie City from Eagle Interiors a local chrome shop for truckers. Randy will be glad to help you out and answer any questions you have. You can reach him at 405-495-1899 or he can be found at 212 Alliance Blvd, Okie City, Okla 73128. He ships UPS anywhere in the U.S.
If you want something to look like a million bucks … without spending a million bucks … this is the stuff.