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Old 04-24-2005, 03:24 PM   #1
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Old 04-24-2005, 03:59 PM   #2
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Very Nice! You can come do mine when you recover from all that hard work!
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the Argosy on the site looks amazing. Didn't think you could polish it like that.
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Old 04-24-2005, 04:39 PM   #4
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the Argosy on the site looks amazing. Didn't think you could polish it like that.
It's even more amazing that they stretched that Argosy and added a second axle!!
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:07 PM   #5
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Good eyes!

I thought something looked funny about the "before" Argosy! I have to say though, that the pictures of that finished Argosy are a HUGE inspiration for me..... now I'm thinking I just may go get some Nuvite, as that shine is just awesome!
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Old 04-24-2005, 06:38 PM   #6
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That polished Argosy was discussed last year in this thread:
http://www.airforums.com/forum...olished+argosy

The end caps were painted and it truly looked like a job well done. The question in my mind now is why would a respectable business post a misleading ad on their website?
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This is just a SWAG, but I bet they did not think to take before pictures of the 24 footer, I would bet they got the job to do the little Argosy based on the outcome of the polished one.
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Old 04-24-2005, 07:19 PM   #8
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What tool is he using?

Look at :

http://www.thepolishingguru.com/barryswebsite.html

and then look at the two pictures of him polishing on the bottom right.

Now what tool is he using to turn the buffing pad?



I know I can polish small aluminum parts much faster with my pedestal mounted Baldor buffer. But there is no way to get the Baldor buffer on the skin of an Airstream. Baldor motors turn at 3000 or so rpm I think.
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Hey Herb,

That's a DeWalt variable speed buffer. I have one. It's great.
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Herb - that is what I use too. Great machine - it will throw you off a ladder if your not careful - very powerful machine......

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Old 04-24-2005, 08:36 PM   #11
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Dewalt VS Polisher

Have you ever tried buffing like the guru? Notice he's put a 12" by 1" buffing wheel on the Dewalt polisher and is using it on the edge rather than putting the large flat surface against the aluminum. This would seem to give the same capability I have with my Baldor stand mounted buffer. It might thow the operator around I guess. If I ever let a piece of automotive stainless present an edge to the wheel it goes flying before you can recover.
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I have not - I use wool pads - I saw his buffing wheel - he really gets a nice job out of it. The DeWalt goes from 1000 - 3000 rpm if that helps - I usually stay at 1000

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I noticed that he mentions an acid bath as one of the steps involved in polishing. I remember Andy at Inland mentioning that it was a bad idea to use acid. I also noticed that Andy also no longer plugs him on the Inland website.

I wonder what kind of a job having 2 or three of those 12" wheels on the buffer together would do? Hmm.... the hamster's on the wheel now....
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