You got some pretty good results on that Schwinn! Unfortunately, I don't think I can justify spending the extra money on just the tools but also the extra compounds/solutions you used on your bike. I may not have the most abundant supply of elbow grease, but I do have more than enough time to shine up this bike using what I have at my disposal. It's not how I want to go about it, but after thinking it over, it's the way I need to go about it.
Yeah, my '52 Schwinn Hornet I built last year cleaned up really well with the same Turtle Wax rubbing compound I'm using now.
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And yeah, I think if I try to scrub the paint any further than what I've done, I won't be attacking the rust, but instead will be rubbing off the paint. Maybe a coat or 2 of Johnson's Paste Wax will help to add that extra POP that I'm hoping to get out of the paint. Thanks.