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11-06-2017, 04:17 AM
Using magic erasers or a foam applicator and some Scholl S3 xxl gold to do under door handles on a 1956 Porsche Speedster.

I don't have the ok to remove the handles from the car so this is the alternative...

Anyone have any other ideas on how to speed up correcting that area? Mothers mini power ball or cone on a drill and some S3 xl gold??

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11-06-2017, 12:53 PM
...Little door handles and other small areas...

Polishing pads and backing plates (https://www.carpro-us.com/1-and-2-pads/) go all the way down to 1"

They make a Rotary Extension (https://www.carpro-us.com/rotary-extension-5-8/polishing-pads/) to enable you to get into small areas
* This raises machine away from polishing surface to reach tight areas.
2" Backing Plate for Rotary (https://www.carpro-us.com/polish-pads/flex-foam-backing-plate-for-rotary-2/) and they also have 2" microfiber and foam pads (https://www.carpro-us.com/1-and-2-pads/).

Do you have a iBrid Nano Long Neck (https://www.carpro-us.com/more-categories/tools/dual-action-polishers/ibrid-nano-long-neck-deluxe-kit-w-free-shipping/)?
If not, IMHO the best way to start is with the iBrid Nano Long Neck Deluxe Kit (https://www.carpro-us.com/more-categories/tools/dual-action-polishers/ibrid-nano-long-neck-deluxe-kit-w-free-shipping/)
It contains, batteries, charger, A/C adaptor, backing plates, pads etc. & more.
I personally prefer the iBrid Nano Long Neck version I feel it is more versatile.

I must admit, at first I thought iBrid Nano Long Neck (https://www.carpro-us.com/more-categories/tools/dual-action-polishers/ibrid-nano-long-neck-deluxe-kit-w-free-shipping/) was a nice to have tool...
Now I'm constantly using it and I don't know how I did these areas without it.
It also has a 1" rotary style backing plate and a selection of 1-1/4" foam pads.
Lots of different folks make 1" and 2" microfiber pads...I.E. Carpro, Lake Country etc.

Hope this helps...

BTW - Nice Before / After shot



11-06-2017, 02:44 PM
Ill have to get one of those extensions asap. Didn't even think about those.

What about the AutoTriz little handheld kit?

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10-12-2018, 01:48 PM
Scholl S3 is dope i must say

Dr Oldz
10-13-2018, 02:40 AM
Sometimes good ole fashoned hand polishing is the best method!

03-24-2019, 06:39 AM
I agree about the Nano being a “must have” tool. When I first got mine I wondered what I would do with it. Now I wouldn’t attempt a pro detail without one.

I have both the longneck and the short neck and I find there is a place for both. I like the short neck for 1 inch pads as it gives me more control, especially when doing interior pieces.

Once you start using the Nano you will wonder what you did before you got one.

I still do the space under door handles manually. I use an application microfiber pad and FG 400 or Jescar Compound. I’m phasing out FG 400 in favor of Jescar Compound, something I never thought I would do. Jescar just wipes off cleaner than 400, saving me work time.

03-24-2019, 12:36 PM

Rupes iBrid nano at work.

Sometimes good ole fashoned hand polishing is the best method!
and yes, sometimes...to get inside the door handles.
(Where the ladies scratch with their fingernails)
Medium compound and a microfiber towel do the trick.