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Old 12-06-2018, 06:08 AM   #771
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It's been a while since I posted an update on Peanut. Ernie has finished phase 1 polishing on the shell and has finished phase 2 on the front and drivers side. Left for phase 2 is the rear center section and the passenger side.

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He still has to do the engine front cover, fridge cover and the generator cover. I think he's done with phase one on the fridge and generator cover but I'm not certain of that.

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Looks great, Brad! Do you know how many of those polishing disks Ernie went through? Or did he wash them constantly. Did he ever use a cyclo? Just curious, because I am still and always struggling to get the right technique down.
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Old 12-06-2018, 01:43 PM   #772
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Looks great, Brad! Do you know how many of those polishing disks Ernie went through? Or did he wash them constantly. Did he ever use a cyclo? Just curious, because I am still and always struggling to get the right technique down.
He constantly washed them but even then he had to replace them from time to time because they were wore out. He has not used the cyclo which would be what we've been calling stage 3. He's finished stage 1 and stage 2 on the shell itself along with the generator cover and water heater cover.

Ernie is compiling his notes and once he's got a write up of some sort I'll post it here. He's learned a lot about technique and types of materials along the way.
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Old 12-07-2018, 09:24 AM   #773
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Two more pieces of the polishing puzzle.

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Next up should be the pitted front bumper.
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and that is 'only' stage 2!

Is Ernie trying to signal for alien life with the reflection?
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Looking good!
Is that W/H door aluminum?
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and that is 'only' stage 2!

Is Ernie trying to signal for alien life with the reflection?
Nah, he's like a squirrel and just like shiny things
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Looking good!
Is that W/H door aluminum?
Yes, aluminum. My Argosy has a steel cover and that's what I originally thought Peanut's was until I removed it from the water heater and realized how light it was. It came out looking pretty decent.
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He constantly washed them but even then he had to replace them from time to time because they were wore out. He has not used the cyclo which would be what we've been calling stage 3. He's finished stage 1 and stage 2 on the shell itself along with the generator cover and water heater cover.

Ernie is compiling his notes and once he's got a write up of some sort I'll post it here. He's learned a lot about technique and types of materials along the way.
Quite interested in his notes
I've been in an ugly half stripped barely polished state for 6 months, I figure finishing will be part of my spring cleaning
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