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Old 05-07-2010, 12:32 AM   #21 (permalink)
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Gel toothpaste ONLY! (using a damp t-shirt)

Didn't take much elbow grease either...


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Old 05-07-2010, 12:35 AM   #22 (permalink)
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I'll have to try using just toothpaste on Gerald... Wasn't really interested in sanding the lights, but I do have to polish the windshield as well. That'll be alot of toothpaste. :P
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:38 AM   #23 (permalink)
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Amazingly it only took wee lil dollops- I'd say, about the same amount I use brushing teeth 2x- per headlight. I was so tickled I did some other neighborhood cars too!
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:39 AM   #24 (permalink)
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What brand? Got a pic? (Since we're on the pic thing right now...)
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:41 AM   #25 (permalink)
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Old 05-07-2010, 12:42 AM   #26 (permalink)
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Gonna have to get some tomorrow while I'm out.
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LOL i used a kit I bought from Auto Zone for 20 bucks that included a bunch of sanding discs, polishing compound, and a disc that could be put into a drill bit. Elbow grease? I'm too lazy for that so long as there's electricity to run my Ryobi drill!

I have to admit though, that is a great result for little money.

Christ, you're showing your apparent age. Laser discs? That's starting to go the way of phonograph records!
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btw frank, that's a nice car. Is it a wagon? Alsways have had a soft spot for Ford products.
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LOL i used a kit I bought from Auto Zone for 20 bucks that included a bunch of sanding discs, polishing compound, and a disc that could be put into a drill bit. Elbow grease? I'm too lazy for that so long as there's electricity to run my Ryobi drill!

I have to admit though, that is a great result for little money.

Christ, you're showing your apparent age. Laser discs? That's starting to go the way of phonograph records!
I'm 25. No joke.
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I've always heard to use white-tooth paste. And have used it on CDs as well.

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