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Old 07-12-2013, 08:13 PM   #519
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Please tell me your talking about the Bambi.
OOOOOOO la la-----is only fitting for the Bambi, as are the close-ups. I have wrinkling, not pitting!!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 07:25 AM   #520
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I know I'm going to changed over to Nuvite "S" for the final with a cyclo, but I'm undecided as to what to do after I complete the corrosion removal with the rouge bar. I was using a black bar, which took it off nicely, but as Shacksman pointed out when he and Terry stopped by to driveway camp, it was causing some scratching, so I switched back to the grey which came with the Jetsco kit. I think I'm going to try the pink rouge bar which came with the kit next to see how that does for the next step.

Becky, I forget, did you try the rouge bars? If you did, in comparison, do you think the Nuvite is easier and/or a better shine?

Also, where can I get info on Sharkhide?

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Sorry, Deb, I forgot to answer your question. I saw that you found the info on the Sharkhide. It isn't like it collects dirt like a sticky pad....it just isn't as "smooth" as a polished finish so it doesn't stay as slick looking....just to clear that up (I used it on my Avion over the whole thing...looks pretty good on there since it's not a polished finish).

As far as what I'm using.....
1. Acid wash
2. 400 grit aluminum oxide wet sand
3. 600 grit aluminum oxide wet sand
4. Burgundy metal scotchbrite pad on orbital sander
5. (I did this later in my polishing to cut a step or two of F9) Black Bar on Airway wheel
6. Nuvite F9 about 4-5 passes (until the finish is relatively clear)
7. Nuvite F7 - 1 pass
8. Nuvite C - 1 pass
9. Nuvite S with cyclo

I've used the bars before on my Sovereign. The finish looked very nice--however--this is why I'm doing Nuvite....I feel that the wheel finish polishes out imperfections well. The method doesn't round out the imperfections like the grits in Nuvite does (IMHO). So, after it rains, the finish seems to dull faster on a wheel finish because all of those imperfections will hold on to the water more than the Nuvite finish, which is smoother. That is the difference I noted between trailers that I polished in the two different methods. I'm trying to get the very smoothest finish on the Bambi that I can so that she'll keep her shine longer!!!
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Old 07-14-2013, 12:43 PM   #521
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That is so cool! Sounds 'zactly like something I would do! You know your perseverance is going to pay off. Keep us posted!
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Old 07-15-2013, 11:10 AM   #522
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Ok.....so here's the close up of the not exactly perfect skin....but hey, she's almost as old as me & mine not too great anymore either!! :-)
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Hey Becky!

Thanks so much for all that info; what you said makes sense about the bars vs. Nuvite; I've been reading a lot about the Nuvite lately. I'm pretty certain I will try some of it. I'm a little taken aback about the, I think this is right, F-9 -- something I read said it could scratch badly, but then our skins which are original remaining (ones we didn't replace), are far, far from perfect, and something has to get through the corrosion.

We've been wet sanding with 1500 grit paper to cut through the corrosion. Our girl sat out in the mid-West's blazing sun for decades, some of this time being covered with a tarp, some not, and it is just baked on/in.

Your Bambi looks so nice, what a great job you've done.

Thanks again.

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Old 07-16-2013, 09:06 AM   #524
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Curbside---done. :-)
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Old 07-16-2013, 10:50 AM   #525
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NICE!!!! (I know what your going thru and appreciate it....as does anyone who has polished)
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Old 07-16-2013, 11:42 AM   #526
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Curbside.....DONE!

All I have left to do are the details (windows & skirting). Tomorrow I take my girl & grandson off to the beach in "Nana's Little Silver Palace". YEAH!!!
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Curbside.....DONE!

All I have left to do are the details (windows & skirting). Tomorrow I take my girl & grandson off to the beach in "Nana's Little Silver Palace". YEAH!!!
I should have said Street side.....DONE!!
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The polishing looks great!

What is the rectangular opening below the license plate area? Is this the heat exchanger for the the ac unit?

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....and I finally get to put my permanent license plate on the Bambi II. I found this on ebay probably 2 years ago & have had it waiting in the wings ever since. Pretty cool that it's actually a trailer plate from '64!
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The polishing looks great!

What is the rectangular opening below the license plate area? Is this the heat exchanger for the the ac unit?

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Yes. That's where the hot air blows out. I have it on right now because I'm packing for tomorrow. It's in the 90's outside & it's 73 degrees inside. It's so quiet too.
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Looking great Becky! Have fun at the beach, I am supremely jealous!
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Started working on some of the interior shelving. The rear shelf is finished & the rail above the closet is installed. I'm finishing up the shelves for around the refrigerator vent.
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My DH has been harassing me about putting LED lights under the trailer ever since we started this project. He even wired it for the lights......He wanted blue.....then, at my little suggestion, he said he'd like pink....you know...for the flamingo! So, we now have LED lights that can be left on while driving (yes, he wants to, not me in particular!). I'm not sure what to think....But, he has helped me tremendously, and sometimes I have to just throw in the towel & go with the flow!
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