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Old 02-04-2011, 09:24 PM   #337
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Nice suit! Doubles as Canadian camouflage! We got about that much snow last night. (If you piled up all the snow in the county!)
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Old 02-04-2011, 11:26 PM   #338
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Hey, Chris. Nice suit!! Looks like it will make a difference. The polish is looking good, too.

We had about the same amount of snow that you had, and some pretty strong winds.

Keep up the posts and the pics.
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Old 02-05-2011, 04:34 PM   #339
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Ginger's a wuss. Can't cook, can't sew, can't bushwack, definitely can't rivet an A.S. Probably couldn't handle a power tool if her life depended on it! I'll take being called a MaryAnn a compliment any day - thanks WC! (although I don't look like her anymore). And, yes, my husband's a smart man. And I'm a lucky woman.

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Old 02-05-2011, 04:50 PM   #340
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Ginger's a wuss. Can't cook, can't sew, can't bushwack, definitely can't rivet an A.S. Probably couldn't handle a power tool if her life depended on it! I'll take being called a MaryAnn a compliment any day - thanks WC! (although I don't look like her anymore). And, yes, my husband's a smart man. And I'm a lucky woman.

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My wife was a Maryann years a go. But I still wonder what Ginger COULD do.

PS DW never reads this.
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Old 02-05-2011, 08:33 PM   #341
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More Polishing

Lance yeah a Cdn camo suit. gereat idea.
Lew thanks, we got the snow but thankfully missed the winds.The suit does help.
Kay Well I definetely think MC is a lucky man if you can do all that. When you married him did you bring your own outboard motor to the marriage(old joke).
Sal you're very brave pondering in print about Ginger and saying your So "WAS" a Maryann once.
Well now that everybody is up to date, her goes.
I didn't get as much done as I wanted to today. Lots of people coming around the clean snow off their trailers and I have to be sociable and visit with them all.
I did manage to get 4 passes on the front curbside endcap. I also tried out the polisher on the windows and window frames. They came out much better than the previous job by hand. I'm now going to go over all the rest of the windows with the polisher that were alrerady done.
Started on the curbside front banana wrap. It will take quite a bit of work as it was pretty banged up and had lots of small rock dings.
One side note the CSI suit does keep the clothes much cleaner and the hood does keep my head from getting encrusted in compound. It still gets under the sleeves and around the hood somewhat. Even with a dust mask,goggles and the hood it still gets all over my face. BTW the compound is a good exfoliant, after washing it off my face feels really soft but also stings like a sunburn.
Anyway back at it tonight and then again tomorrow. I now wish I had a Bambi - not quite so big to polish.
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Old 02-06-2011, 09:36 AM   #342
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Since you have your polisher out, and are so good with it, I'll drop off my TW for a nice polish, pick it up in a few weeks! MPJ

Really nice results!! Keep up the good work!
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Old 02-06-2011, 10:33 AM   #343
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Since you have your polisher out, and are so good with it, I'll drop off my TW for a nice polish, pick it up in a few weeks! MPJ

Really nice results!! Keep up the good work!
Thanks John. Unless you are prepared to leave your TW here for e few years I won't be able to get it polished. This is really slow going. I'm having a really tough time getting the front banana wraps to look good. So far all I have done is the front end cap curbside, a section below the widow in front of the door, the lower section of the door,and half of the rear end cap curbside. The compound curve sections,areas around windows etc. are very finicky and take a long time. The straight sections should be a breeze by comparison.
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Old 02-06-2011, 11:23 AM   #344
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Actually, WC, I grew up on a lake in western Michigan, and drove a boat to work for a job I had in high school. I introduced Chris to camping, boating, canoeing, etc. He's a handy guy and enjoys the stuff (luckily). He tells a story about my dad: on our wedding day, my dad told him "Kay really likes to camp." Chris responded that, yes, he knew that. My dad said again "I mean, Kay REALLY likes to camp. If you don't like it, fake it." You know, I don't THINK he's faking it.... If he is, he's done a darn good job for 33 years!
WC, trailer looks good! Lots of work in that polishing stuff, which is why we're not going for a high polish. Looks nice, though. You could hire out in the winters and make extra money!

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Greg from Inland RV told me to use the straight wheels form Caswell Buffing Polishing Supplies Buffing Wheels Compound Polishing Aluminum Polishing Kit - Caswell Inc. he said that the straight pads cut better than the flat ones. Havent tried it yet, just a little fyi.
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Marzboy I'm not quite sure what you mean by"straight pads" rather than "flat ones"
Here is what I am using for the first cut using the black compound.
Caswell Inc. - Denim Buffing Wheels
For the second cut again using the black compound bar I am using this pad.
Spiral Sewn Cotton Wheel
The third cut using the brown compound bar uses the same wheel as the second cut.
Spiral Sewn Cotton Wheel
The fourth cut using the white compound bar uses this pad.
Caswell Inc. - Loose Cotton Wheel
After all that is done I will be cyclo polishing everything with Nuvite S. I have ordered it but it hasn't arrived yet.
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Nice work, again, Chris. Could you post a picture of the pads you're using? I was planning on some bonnets for the initial cut and now I'm wondering if I bought the wrong thing....wouldn't be the first time...then again, I'm planning to use Nuvite C for the first pass so that might make a difference.
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Lew I can post pics if you like but if you click on the links above they will go right to the pages showing the various buffing wheels(pads).
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Ok, I wasn't thinking, watching the pre-game show and reading threads. I'll take a look. Thanks.
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Marzboy I'm not quite sure what you mean by"straight pads" rather than "flat ones"
Here is what I am using for the first cut using the black compound.
Caswell Inc. - Denim Buffing Wheels
For the second cut again using the black compound bar I am using this pad.
Spiral Sewn Cotton Wheel
The third cut using the brown compound bar uses the same wheel as the second cut.
Spiral Sewn Cotton Wheel
The fourth cut using the white compound bar uses this pad.
Caswell Inc. - Loose Cotton Wheel
After all that is done I will be cyclo polishing everything with Nuvite S. I have ordered it but it hasn't arrived yet.
Sorry I guess I got a bit confused talking to Greg but those are the pads he told me about. Wish I was to the polishing stage. Picking up the metal today to repair my frame. Hopefully I will pick up a welder by weeks end and get this show on the road. Thanks for the pics very inspiring!!
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