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I am taking my Opel for its first "real run" in 4 weeks. I am currently working my *** off to make sure it happens, but one thing I dont have, nore do I know what to get, is mirrors. Its got holes drilled in both doors where the "stock" mirrors went, and I have a pair of junky JC-Whitney mirrors that are all rotted, but thats all I got. For the day I drive it, should I just take the chance and leave the mirrors off, or what should I use? Maybe someone possibly has some mirrors that I could use. Eventually I am going to get a pair of the chrome bullet style for each side. Maybe if someone has some of them?

Also, is there any kind is actual polish I could use on the Aluminum window trim, or am I going to have to go threw like a 4 stage process to get it how I want?

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Jon
 

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Jon, first off, the aluminum trim is actually stainless steel and will polish up nicely with rubbing compound, or for a brighter shine use polishing compound, it's not as abrasive as the rubbing compound abd takes a bit longer to get a real good shine. Then finish with a coat of wax. HTH.
 

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Well I tried a chrome polish from Napa, and it didnt work for crap. Any other suggestions on brands that I could try, and where I could get it at?
 

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namba209 said:
Jon, first off, the aluminum trim is actually stainless steel
Actually Ron, I am pretty sure that the trim around the side windows is all anodized aluminum, as was discussed extensively in an earlier thread.
 

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You're probably right Keith, after I pulled the trim off my GT I stuffed it all in a big plastic baggy, waiting for the car to go back together. I will polish all the bright stuff before it goes back on the car. I do believe the door sills and the window scraper trim are stainless though, and should clean up nicely. By the end of this month? mine should be going back together. :p
 

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got some real nice one on OPEL G T SOUCE stock one $65.00 eack Ueo one real nice better looking same price beat the ell of the stock U S one use the Euo ones $65.00 each
If this thread was a boy that was born the last time anyone posted to it, that boy would've gotten laid already. It's been 15 years. Some of the people you're bringing up these threads replying to, finished their cars, drove them for 12 years, and are now literally dead. I would hope that none of them were waiting 15 years for their answer.
 

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I'm very curious as to where this is going to ...

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