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Old 06-08-2006, 01:13 AM   #1
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theVAP Episode 20: The Shiniest Trailer on the Planet!

Join theVAP this week as we talk with Arlen and Shirley Manning, owners of the "Shiniest Trailer on the Planet!". We discuss the many steps and dedication it takes to achieve that perfect polish!

-Finding the perfect trailer
-Not practical to have a polished trailer
-Swift video inspiration
-Nuvite – polish of choice
-Low speed compounding
-Aluminum is porous
-Altering aluminum: Abrading, Burnishing, Coating
-Compounding horsepower reshapes the aluminum
-Problems with wet sanding
-The different polish grades
-Which grade should I use?
-Filiform corrosion explained
-Acid etching for severe corrosion
-Alumiprep 33
-Develop a polishing system
-How to use a compounder
-Learning the techniques
-DeWalt DW-130 compounder – high torque low RPM
-Cyclo polisher – The finishing step
-Why people skip the compounding and go straight to the cycloing
-What is a cyclo?
-Sweatshirt material on the cyclo is the key
-CycloWraps
-Innovations: Compounding, Sweatshirt material, Micro fiber cloths
-Cleanliness is very important for polishing
-Prepare a polishing kit
-Cyclo usage techniques
-How much polish does it take?
-The learning process
-Tips and Tricks
-Arlen and Shirley’s website

Check it out at www.theVAP.com
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i just loved this episode. evrything you could ever want or need to know about polishing aluminum... thanks. kevbo
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Thanks Kevin. Glad you enjoyed the show!
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Join theVAP this week as we talk with Arlen and Shirley Manning, owners of the "Shiniest Trailer on the Planet!".
Tim,
Great avatar!!

Question:
How many times can you polish these things before you start hitting the Zolotone?

Seriously,
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Great avatar!!
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How many times can you polish these things before you start hitting the Zolotone?

Seriously,
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Tim, your show is the reason we know own a 1972 Excella 500. We love the show keep it up!!!
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Thanks Nick.

Hope you enjoy that trailer!

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Tim, your show is the reason we know own a 1972 Excella 500. We love the show keep it up!!!
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Tim we are on our maiden voyage and had house "Trailer" guest for a couple of days a 72 excella 500 sleeps six just to keep you vintage of course ggod luck on the search for the perfect airstream whatever year she may be. Nick
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