BestTrack clean/polish

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derbyking
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BestTrack clean/polish

Post by derbyking » Tue Mar 01, 2016 7:31 am

Our BestTrack is 4 years old and had never been cleaned, except for dusting. It's stored in a wooden box, but in preparation for this year's pack and district race I was surprised at how dirty it was! My son and I cleaned the entire track with Simple Green and a sponge this weekend. That removed the graphite build up, but it still looked slightly oxidized to me, so I decided to polish it with Mother's Mag & Aluminum polish using the Mother's Power Ball Mini in a cordless drill.

I will have some time into this when done (actually had a few LIfe Scouts do one section last night as service to the pack!), but the difference is amazing.

Here's a photo that shows the difference it is making:
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