key to using Magic Mix®
Metal Polish is letting it dry. If you let most other polishes
on the market dry, they become very difficult to remove. Not Magic
Mix! With Magic Mix,
you simply rub it on, let it dry, and when it becomes powder-like,dust
to polish diamond plate? If so, use a cut piece of deep pile carpet.
Deep pile carpet makes Magic Mix
Metal Polish easy to apply without tearing up rags or
knuckles. After the Magic Mix Metal Polish
dries, use another piece of carpet to simply dust it off.
shortcut! Mix two parts Magic Mix Speed
Wax and one part Magic Mix Body
Wax in a spray bottle for a simple way to get a quick,
long-lasting shine. This combination makes it easier to remove the
wax without much rubbing. You can also use Speed
Wax to aid in removing Body
Wax after it hazes.
Magic Mix Phase2 detailer
is great for cleaning any rubber or vinyl. In addition, it is good
for removing tar and diesel fuel from fuel tanks. It will even remove
oil blow-by (including synthetic) on racecars.
you a swap meet bargain hunter? When you buy aluminum intakes, heads,
or old cast wheels do not bead blast them to make them look better.
Bead blasting will make the surface look unnatural and cause it
to attract dirt and grease. Use Magic Mix
Aluminum Prep or Aluminum Brightener
to clean and remove rust stains from anti-freeze, etc.
Magic Mix Phase2 to clean
your engine compartment! Open hood, wet down everything with Phase2,
close hood, let vehicle idle 5 to 10 minutes. Open hood and hose
with high-pressure water hose. After rinsing, mist lightly again
with Phase2. Your engine will
look like new.
you have black streaks on your semi-trailer, motorhome, etc.? This
phenomenon is from the aluminum rivets and rain gutters oxidizing.
Polluted rain facilitates the process. Use Magic
Mix Polish and Magic Mix Body
Wax to clean.
Mix the two products together to make 16 ozs. Clean vehicle as if
waxing. You'll be amazed by the results.
you have a vehicle, boat, or hot tub with oxidized (chalking) paint
or fiberglass? Use Magic Mix Metal Polish
and a soft cloth. With light to moderate pressure give these surfaces
a finish that looks like new. Always reseal the surface with Magic
Mix Body Wax to keep it looking nice.
protect brand new chrome wheels or highly polished aluminum use
Magic Mix Body Wax. Its high
carnauba content and specialized polish leaves behind an incredible
shine. Magic Mix Body Wax is
also a delight to use on paints. It protects and keeps things in
a great looking condition.
HV-350 as a body seam
sealer. When used with a Tube-Grip
applicator, a 3.35 oz. Tube-Grip
can work in tighter spaces than with a caulking gun. HV-350
is perfect for seam sealing due to its flexibility and strength.
It can also be painted.
Using MAGIC MIX TO CLEAN HEADLIGHTS
On many vehicles made after the mid 1980's it is popular for manufacturers to use plastic headlight lenses to change the look of cars and trucks by making almost infinite combinations of shapes possible.
Unfortunately for vehicle owners the lights will only look new for a few years unless a vehicle is garaged constantly and babied. The fact is UV rays from the Sun and the constant abuse while driving from Grit and Debri will take its toll on the surface of the headlights. Sometimes lights can be so damaged that they only “Glow” like a nightlight making nighttime driving very dangerous…During the day these same lights almost appear “Tan” in color and give the vehicle a very “Aged Look”.
While headlight replacement can be a option, most find the pricing to be more than expected. But all hope is not lost. Anyone with some time and a few simple items can make their headlights clearer and more attractive that before! A list of materials will be added below for your task. The first step is to clean the surface, I mean REALLY clean the surface. This means removing the Sun UV damaged coating and all the dried on bugs & pits in the surface. This must be accomplished using sandpaper. FINE is the word I emphasize with the sandpaper too, No….120 grit has no place in this story.
Even for a very damaged headlight I would not go more aggressive than 400 grit to start with. Using a mixture of Hot Soapy water and a Wet/Dry Paper I would move in a side to side or up and down motion only. You don't want to mix it up…Just pick one. It will make the later steps easier and the clarity of the lense will be better. Sand using the soapy water as lubricant until the surface has a dull even look to it. Then upgrade to a finer yet grit of sandpaper like 800 grit. Repeat the same steps again. Finally, using a very fine paper 1500 grit or finer repeat for the last time. When you are finished the light will have a very even dull but clean look to it. Now take MAGIC MIX metal polish and shake it well. Apply it to a Cloth and rub it in the same direction that you sanded the light with. Once you have a fairly heavy coating of it on the headlight you can rub it out by hand but that is more work than I want to do. So I recommend using a Small buffer with a loose string or wool pad. Using moderately high speed and light pressure the polish will very quickly remove the remaining scratches and make the plastic appear almost glasslike smooth. Hard foam pads will also work quite well. The final buffing will not take long since the plastic lense cannot take large amounts of heat the buffer must use light pressure and let the polish do the work. When you are finished the lense will appear shiny and the “Tan” and cloudy look will be gone. Turn on your lights and admire that beam!
If you're not happy with the final outcome. It is easy to resand the surface using the 1500 or finer grit paper to bring it out even more clear and repeat the process of buffing the lense. When you are finished just wash the front of the vehicle and your ready to go.
1) Small bucket
2) Warm water
3) Dishwashing soap
4) Wet/Dry Sandpaper in Grits 400-800-1500
5) 710XX611 MAGIC MIX Metal Polish 8oz. Bottle
6) Cloths, Cotton/wool/ or MAGIC MIX Polish Cloth
7) Buffer (Available at Harbor Freight for under $40)
8) Wool pad
9) Assorted items like rubber gloves, safety glasses & towels to dry car afterwards
needs humidity to cure properly. Thats why Valco advises mechanics
to apply silicone and allow
it to set for 10 to 15 minutes before assembly. During this time,
absorbs moisture out of the air. This permits polymer cross-linking
the process that allows silicone
to become rubber-like. If parts are put together while silicone
is wet/fresh, it is likely the silicone
will never set properly.
Silicone tubes, once you remove the original screw-on cap, throw the cap
away and put your nozzle on the tube. Between uses, cap off the
current nozzle with a second nozzle from Valcos Six
Pack Replacement Nozzles. For day-to-day
use, this will prevent the silicone
from curing. However, if your nozzle does plug up, take it off and
replace it with a new nozzle. Set the plugged-up nozzle aside for
a week or two and allow the silicone
in the nozzle to fully cure. Once the silicone
is cured, simply pull the silicone
plug out with a pair of needle-nose pliers and the nozzle becomes
use a ThreadLocker to
loosen a bolt? Consider this: low- to medium-strength ThreadLocker
are great for applications where a ThreadLocker
may not ordinarily be used. Lower-strength ThreadLockers
protect, seal, prevent corrosion and lubricate during assembly,
but still permit disassembly at a later date. With a reasonable
amount of effort, the seal will come apart using these ThreadLockers.
Always make sure parts are degreased before using ThreadLocker.
GelLube is an excellent engine assembly lube that comes in an easy-to-use
aerosol spray can. It has many other uses as well. You can use it
on chains, sprockets, hinges, or any other area where metal-to-metal
contact occurs. Using a paint-can nozzle for a wider spray pattern
is a good way to apply GelLube to
large metal parts for rust protection.
hands with water prior to mixing EpoxiPutty.
Moisture keeps the putty from sticking to hands and enables easier
HV-350 with Solvent
184, or any other fast evaporating solvent. Make viscous
liquid that can be brushed on. Use as a water proofer, sealant,
or on porous materials as glue.
you have an old car or motorcycle with carb settings that always
seem to change mysteriously? Use Hylomar,
coat the screw threads, and allow the material to cure into a tar-like
consistency. This will prevent the screws from turning due to vibration.
It will also prevent fuel and air leaks.
GelLube in odd places
like car door locks, padlocks, and all window and door automobile
mechanisms. GelLube is a synthetic
material and is not affected by cold or wet weather.
you have a vehicle where rubber hoses have to be removed occasionally?
Use Hylomar (part # 71285) to
coat the I.D. of the hose at the connections and it will take less
clamp pressure to seal. As a result you won't have to break out
the razor knife to get the hose off
a must for motorcycles
with delicate radiators.
Powered Peeler works well with a 9/16" box
wrench to get into tight spaces, or with a right/left angled handle.
You can also use the Powered Peeler
between your fingers for light cleanup of gasket residue, so don't
overlook using your Powered Peeler
with an air ratchet.
hand-held Peeler also
works great at home. Use it to trim wallpaper near woodwork, remove
tub and tile caulking, and clean bubble gum and tar off shoes or
mud flaps. It also removes sticker glue from glass or metal surfaces.