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Old 04-16-2018, 01:17 PM   #1
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Comet mixture for cleaning old paint?

Anybody heard of a 'Comet cleanser mixture' for cleaning and brightening old paint? If yes, what is the mixture, ratio and how do you apply it?
I'm going to try and brighten up my paint and want to try this if it works.

Thanks for the info if anybody has done this.

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Old 04-16-2018, 02:19 PM   #2
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Anybody heard of a 'Comet cleanser mixture' for cleaning and brightening old paint? If yes, what is the mixture, ratio and how do you apply it?
I'm going to try and brighten up my paint and want to try this if it works.

Thanks for the info if anybody has done this.

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I thought Comet had Pumice in it. If it does it would scratch the paint. Why not use Turtle Wax White Polishing Compound then put a coat of wax on it? Here is a before and after picture of my '70 hood using that combination, and an overall picture of the whole truck. It takes a little work but it is well worth it.....

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Old 04-16-2018, 03:15 PM   #3
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Re: Comet mixture for cleaning old paint?

Hey LockDoc, what's that paint color and code for your truck? I like that color for my old bed I'm going to refinish.

Maybe it isn't Comet ... but I believe it was a household powdered cleanser that was used to refresh the paint?

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Old 04-16-2018, 03:48 PM   #4
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Re: Comet mixture for cleaning old paint?

Comet and water will shine up old paint. I have just put comet in a wet sponge and scrubed away
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Re: Comet mixture for cleaning old paint?

This is the difference using just a Comet wash with no compound or wax after. This truck sat outside unwashed for 35 years. The comet wash was perfect for the appearance " I " desire.......,

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Old 04-16-2018, 04:40 PM   #6
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The Comet ( Ajax in my case ) does a great job of removing the oxidation. I'm sure I could cut and buff it from here and this paint would shine pretty good.

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Old 04-16-2018, 05:12 PM   #7
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Re: Comet mixture for cleaning old paint?

As for a ratio, no rocket science here, pull the scrub brush out of the wash bucket wet,dump the Comet onto the brush straight out of the can, and scrub away. Good idea to test a section in and inconspicuous place to test the effectiveness first.

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Old 04-16-2018, 09:05 PM   #8
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Re: Comet mixture for cleaning old paint?

Comet has fine abrasive which is why it works, same as rubbing and polishing compounds. You need that to cut the paint and that's why you see the paint on you applicator. I use liquid clay bar because it cuts into the paint to a minimum. Very low risk for cutting too deep. I do it by hand
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Old 04-16-2018, 09:16 PM   #9
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Re: Comet mixture for cleaning old paint?

my old paint had white chalky like spots all over. I wiped some boiled linseed oil on it and the white stuff disappeared and the paint shined up good.i have used polishing compound ; wax; clr ; and everything else I have but the linseed oil gave me the best and easiest results.
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Re: Comet mixture for cleaning old paint?

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Hey LockDoc, what's that paint color and code for your truck? I like that color for my old bed I'm going to refinish.

Maybe it isn't Comet ... but I believe it was a household powdered cleanser that was used to refresh the paint?

Thanks.

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Both actually.
514 is the GM paint code for solid red or "Light Red" on your '70 truck.
544 is the paint code for 514 Light Red and 521 White in the Conventional Two-Tone scheme (white roof and red primary).
593 is the paint code for 514 Light Red and 521 White in the Special Two-Tone scheme (white roof, red primary and white rockers).
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