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  1. Matt Flacche

    Matt Flacche Oakley Enthusiast

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    Hey guys,

    I just found my first single-wide display case. I'm sure you're familiar with the 4-shelf X-Metal case. It is in really nice shape. I had a question about the aluminum vertical corners. What do you use to clean up the aluminum. So far I've tried a Mr. Clean Magic Eraser, a No-Scratch (blue) scrubbing pad, Goo Gone, Car Cleaner Wax, and extra fine steel wool. The steel wool seems to be the best so far. The Magic eraser does help a little, but the steel wool seems to be more effective. Do you have any suggestions for cleaning up the corner rails of this case? I already order the plexiglas restore the door and possibly the "walls".

    Any advice would be welcomed.

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  2. del518

    del518 I have a few pair.....

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    Mothers Aluminum Polish works well......left side of pic below was after using a little bit.
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  3. Wicked

    Wicked Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Congrats on the new case, just picked my 1st up yesterday. I see yours has the light, I'm looking for one for my case now.
     
  4. Matt Flacche

    Matt Flacche Oakley Enthusiast

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    It has the diffuser lens at the top, but no light. I ordered custom LED lights from a vendor on eBay. It's 3 separate 10" strips, connected in line, so I can have three rows of lights (front, middle, back). It will have a remote control with dimmer. I am making non-Oakley case. It is all real glass with aluminum corners. On that case, I have two 16" LED strips, again with remote and dimmer. Thanks for the tip on Mothers. I'm going to Pep Boys right now to get some. The Plexiglas treatment should be here next week. I have about 20 pairs of glasses, so this case is going to fill up fast ;)
     
  5. Matt Flacche

    Matt Flacche Oakley Enthusiast

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    Is that your C2? I have a 2007 C6 Coupe.
     
  6. Wicked

    Wicked Oakley Expert Premium Member

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    Yup. If my garage was bigger, I'd love a C6.....Best of both worlds :)
     
  7. Matt Flacche

    Matt Flacche Oakley Enthusiast

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    My father had a 1963 split window in the silver finish. It was a beaut! What are the specs on your whip?
     
  8. Matt Flacche

    Matt Flacche Oakley Enthusiast

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    The Mother's was not what I was looking for . I was polishing the panels more than the original finish. So I went back to steel wool. It's a lot of work, but I have the corners almost where I want them. I have to pick up the finest grade of steel wool tomorrow. I used the 2nd to finest... I would just like to get it a little smoother if possible. The lights are coming this week, and the plexiglas repair system is already here.
     
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  9. Matt Flacche

    Matt Flacche Oakley Enthusiast

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    I steel-wooled the entire frame of the case, 00, 000 and finally 0000. Then I cleaned all of the plexiglas with the NOVUS 3-step system. It works GREAT. I added some custom LED lighting from a vendor on eBay, and here she is...

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  10. Ecko

    Ecko Team RamRod Staff Member Premium Member

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    Great job. Good time spent.